Thursday, 2 February 2012

Wool In Winchcombe - 14th April to 5th May

A unique heritage event celebrating Winchcombe's importance as a Wool town with a collection of events to be shared and enjoyed by textile enthusiasts, children and adults.

Winds of Change Gallery will be showcasing an interiors exhibition to include British Wool and natural yarn products by Wool Soft, Coln Valley, Rachel John, together with sculpture, pottery and art.

Contemporary textile artist and inventor of Extreme Textiles, Rachel John, will be demonstrating Extreme Knitting -

Rachel has worked on commissions for British Wool Marketing Board and the Campaign for Wool, Stella McCartney and Oasis . Throughout 2012 Rachel will also be taking her exhibitions on tour, making TV appearances, holding demonstrations and workshops throughout Europe.

Gretel Parker, children's illustrator, toy maker and needle felt artist will be demonstrating needle felting followed by a workshop.

Fibreworks from Chipping Norton will also be taking part.

The BIG knit will be taking place at St. Peter's Church where everyone can take part.

'Wool I Never' knitting for beginners at the Old Tea House, Winchcombe

Performances of village songs and historical talks on Wool by Shepherd's Crook.

Spinning and weaving demonstrations and much more....

A full schedule of dates of events and updates coming soon.   Anyone wishing to take part please get in touch....the more the merrier.