The Fibre Zone at the BAS National Show

9 March 2013

We've got a great programme lined up, with speakers, demonstrations, all free to attend and with plenty of opportunities to get involved. We'll show you all the steps from our fleecy friends to luxury yarn, knitwear and textiles; and there will be competitions and challenges, so you can take part even if you can't make it to the show on 11th and 12th May 2013 at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, Leighton Buzzard.

Please click here to download the Fibre Zone Programme

Yarn Competition - Judge Jean Field

Enter your best skein or ball of handspun or mill spun yarn, natural or dyed colours, huacaya or suri, pure or a blend. Remember to include the label, as there will be points for presentation as well as for the quality of the yarn. To enter the yarn competition please click here to download the entry form.


Hat Competition - Judge Tomoko Yamanaka

Get creative and make an alpaca hat of your own design or from a pattern (see for inspiration).
You can knit it by hand or by machine, crocher, weave or felt it, and embellish it with whatever you like. It can be pure alpaca or a blend, natural or dyed colours.
The only rule is that it must be at least 70% British Alpaca. To enter the hat competition please click here to download the entry form



The Great Alpaca Scarf Race

The scarf race will start after the handshearing demonstration on the morning of Saturday 11th May and will end a few hours later with the alpaca wearing the scarf made from their fleece. (That's the theory anyway as the alpacas may have other ideas!)
You can enter as a team of four to represent your region, or any individuals wanting to take part are more than welcome just make sure that you sign up no later that Friday 10th May 2013 and we will make up wildcard teams. To enter your own team for the scarf race please click here to download the entry form. To enter the scarf race as an individual then please click here to download the entry form.




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