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About The Show

The Great British Fibre Festival is brought to you by Stitch Fest South West - the team responsible for Stitch Fest which is the largest yarn show in the South West, now in it's 8th year.  

TGBFF aims to bring you the absolute best in British yarn and fibre, plus associated haberdashery and notions, with the focus on ethical production and business. We will be looking at how sustainable fibres and local production can benefit us all. Thanks to our fantastic heritage venue, Coldharbour Mill, we will take a look back at the past and celebrate the rich culture around natural fibre production in this country. 

TGBFF is a great day out for all the family. On Saturday we can see Coldharbour Mill in full production under electric power and on Sunday, the mill steps back in time and steams up for the day giving us a glimpse back at the way the mill ran between 1865 and 1981 when it closed for business. These days, the coal is smokeless fuel but the smell, the sound and the sheer thrill of seeing the fascinating engines spring into life in the  traditional way is enthralling.

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