söndag 16 augusti 2015

Wool market - Ullmarknad, Stallbacken, Österbybruk

Österbybruk Wool Market
We spent a day visiting the Wool market at Österbybruk, an event arranged yearly by Upplandsmuseet. It was our first time visiting and we were impressed with the arrangement and the surroundings.
Österbybruk Mansion
The wool market is housed at the stables belonging to the Österbybruk Mansion. There is ample space and that makes for an ideal spot for the event.
The Stables
You could buy wool, yarn, tools connected with wool in any way, form or shape you could also attend workshops. You could also try out techniques such as spinning, weaving, twined-knitting, crochet and nalbinding.
The weather was perfect and there were many visitors but not to much crowding (it is a big space).
There were many inspiring things to see and the day passed quickly. We went by bus and left after four hours due to the sparse intervals on weekends. Next year we will try to find a way to stay longer.
A visit to the Mansion would surely be worth while, and more time for the surroundings would also be nice.
Of course I did not leave empty-handed. I found hooks for Shepherd´s knitting (in Swedish smygmaskvirkning) and a tool for darning and also some yarn, 2-ply from the breed Gotlands Pälsull.
Hooks for Shepherd´s knitting (smygmaskvirkning)

Tool for darning socks
2-ply yarn from the breed Gotlands Pälsull

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