Spotlight on the Festiwool Team

Philippa

Festiwool

 

Founder and Organiser

Philippa is passionate about knitting and crochet and passionate about introducing the younger generation to the joys and benefits that the age-old crafts can bring.

Her love of knitting goes back to her childhood, when she spent a considerable time in Great Ormond Street Hospital. She found knitting therapeutic and good for relieving boredom.

With a backgound in the organisation of exhibitions for large organisations, and a founder-member of Hitchin Stitchin', Philippa gained experience and  first-hand knowledge of setting up and running a business. Attending the first Waltham Abbey Wool Show gave her the idea of running her own yarn festival.

In 2014, with help from many members of Hitchin Stitchin', Festiwool was born.