Making Mending and Hunkering Down

We’re eking out Sustainable Fashion Week by an extra day for October’s The Frome Independent.  South West England Fibreshed will be joining us on the Village Green and hosting demonstrations of carding and spinning, leather belt making and weaving. Bring any small fabric mending projects for advice and demonstrations of visible mending by Slow Stitch Club. 

The Fibreshed demonstrations:

11 am  Carding and spinning – Watch hand spinner, knitter and knitwear designer Marina Skua card and process fleece into a mini skein of yarn.

12 noon  Leather belt making – Katy Warriner of Warriner Leather will demonstrate traditional saddlery techniques used in belt-making.

1pm  Hand loom weaving – Jade Ogden from the Handloom Room will be demonstrating handweaving on an Ashford table loom

Our Flea market is always the ideal place to pick up pre-loved vintage pieces from statement accessories to a new favourite coat. Shop our suitcase stalls and designer makers for no waste nappies, plant dyed yarn and knitwear, reworked clothes and beautiful, ethically produced children’s clothes.

With an autumnal feel in the air, thoughts are definitely turning to hunkering down with some seasonal comforts. You’ll find woolly hats, handknitted sweaters, blankets and cherry stone pillows, as well as lovely scented candles to cheer the darker evenings.

Harvest time brings an abundance of the best seasonal produce.. It’s time for some slow roasting, hearty stews, pies and puddings and you’ll be spoilt for choice browsing  our food traders and the Somerset Farmers Market in and around the Market Place and Stony Street. It’s also the month when all the local honey comes to market – in the Westway, on The Bridge and on Stony Street.
As always we’ll have a great lineup of live music on the Busking Stage and vintage vinyl on the Village Green – the perfect place to enjoy a hot buttered crumpet, your pick of our street food and a crisp local cider.
Our charity partner for this month is RUHX, the official NHS charity of the Royal United Hospitals in Bath. Find out more about their work and donate online here

Sunday 1st October 10am-3pm