For 2014, the theme revolved around the wonderful Mem Fox book, Where Is The Green Sheep? Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, the illustrator, travelled to Hamilton for the event, which was fabulous.
|The amazing Mem Fox|
I now have my own signed copy of Where Is The Green Sheep? Very happy.
Woolly West Fest was an amazing undertaking and I was so thrilled to be a part of it. There were numerous aspects to the event. The Woolcraft Walk involved decorating the main street of Hamilton with woolly goodness. The parking meters all received their own knitted cosies and the trees were dressed in crochet collars.
|A bootload of parking meter cosies|
|Here I am, sewing on my parking meter cosy|
Next up was the sheep show. As part of the celebration of the book, each township around Hamilton was given a colour and were tasked to come up with a woollen sheep. My township of Branxholme was given brown, not the most inspiring or lovely of colours, but a great job was done with it. And the brown sheep won Best of Show! My contribution was the knitted and felted ears and some of the I-cords.
|Sir Manx Loghtan|
|And the children from the local school made his felted body|
|Sign at the church|