We have had a fabulous weekend at the Shrewsbury Folk festival. A huge event full of colour, music, dancing, tradition, activity and food. Here is a little ensemble of images from our action packed weekend.
The girls had henna hand tattoos.
I danced and danced and danced. My fitness tracker said I had done over 23,000 steps on both Saturday and Sunday! We danced on stage at the festival and in the local town of Shrewsbury with the Morris dancing teams. I danced on Sunday from 11am to 4pm every 5 or 10 mins with a 20 minute break to scoff a sandwich.
There is not a single photo of me, I took so many of my friends though in their wonderful costumes which we all make ourselves.
oooh! some hand dyed yarn...
What do you think happened?...
The stall holder said she felt very honoured that I had broken my stash diet embargo for 2017 on one of her hand dyed skeins. This one is called 'Winter Rainbow' Just beautiful.
A spot of sock knitting which attracted three more sock knitters who walked past, they said Hi and parked for a knit and a chat.
The children went to an Indian dance workshop, family yoga, circus skills and a festivcal slam workshop playing instruments and singing.
I watched a lot of Morris dancing from all over the country. These guys were in our dance set for busking in town - they were loud, raucous and a lot of fun. (some of that may have been real ale induced!)
All four of us have slept in the back of a transit van for two nights but it was cosy after a night of watching live music in the big tent. We are pretty worn out now, a sort of happy tired...
What have you been up to this weekend?