A feast of yarn is to be had this June long weekend with knitting connoisseur Pru Raymond as the guide.
As part of this year’s Fibre Feast event, knitting teacher and yarn connoisseur Pru is hosting a cellar door with a difference, where participants can enjoy a flight of yarn to explore the terroir and texture of the yarns they will encounter in the main hall.
“As a wine lover, I’ve been to plenty of cellar doors and as a knitting lover, I wanted to translate the experience to yarn appreciation. I’m offering flights of yarn with tasting notes explaining things like the ‘terroir’ and composition of the products. It will be a lot of fun!” owner of Dear Pru says.
Wanting to give visitors to Fibre Feast the opportunity to try difficult to understand yarns by squishing, knitting and having a conversation with an expert, Pru created a sensory experience for the popular, annual yarn craft event.
“On our tasting menu is a selection of yarns for every occasion. There are old favourites as well as some unusual varietals, such as banana fibre and yak. The aim is to wake up the palate and get knitters drunk with excitement about the yarns available at Fibre Feast,” says Pru.
Fibre Feast is South Australia’s premier yarn-craft and fibre event. It is held every June long weekend with stallholders including Indie dyers, yarn suppliers, designers and other yarn-craft related businesses.
What: Yarn Tasting tent at Fibre Feast, annual community yarn craft event
When: Sunday June 12th, 2022 10am-4pm
Where: Ardtornish Primary School, 2 Saarinen Ave. St Agnes (near Tea Tree Plaza)
Entry fee: $5 at the door includes a tote bag, program and ticket. Door prizes, food trucks, coffee van, local and interstate yarn-craft stalls, disabled parking available