UK Hand Knitting new website
Oct16

UK Hand Knitting new website

The UK Hand Knitting Association has revealed it’s new modern website. An uncluttered and fresh home page is easy to navigate and brings knitting into the 21st Century. There are new sections for people wanting to learn about knitting and for those wanting to find a local knitting group. Along with the website, The UK Hand Knitting Association has revealed it’s new logo to mark the next phase in the development of the...

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Plots and Spangles exhibition
Sep21

Plots and Spangles exhibition

Auckland Castle will host a display of lavishly embroidered garments brought together for the first time in 340 years. The embroidered vestments chart the spellbinding tale of one woman’s religious devotion in the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot that tore her Catholic family apart. Helena Wintour was just six years old when her father and two uncles were hanged, drawn and quartered for their part in the notorious terror plot to kill...

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Woolfest set to celebrate all things wool
May16

Woolfest set to celebrate all things wool

Woolfest 2015 is taking shape after a huge response to its call for stallholders and with a plan to make even more of its sheep breed connections. “Every year we wonder if the growth trend in wool crafts will continue,” says Marion Woolcott, one of Woolfest’s organisers, “but the demand for stalls has been as strong as ever.” ” We were about 45% over subscribed this year and there are some wonderful new businesses coming...

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York quilt museum to close
Jan03

York quilt museum to close

The Quilters’ Guild have announced that the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York will close on 31st October 2015. The Quilt Museum and Gallery Is Britain’s first museum dedicated to quilt making and textile arts but trustees have stated that it has proved financially unsustainable and since opening in June 2008 has been heavily subsidised through donations and from subsidy from The Quilters’ Guild. The donated funds are now...

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Eden Arts Canopy Project
Mar05

Eden Arts Canopy Project

Canopy is the new project from Eden Arts which will result in an exhibition in trees & woodland across the Eden district in Cumbria in spring/summer 2013. THE WOOLLEN WOODS: As part of the project they hope to transform the woodland of National Trust property Acorn Bank with thousands of woollen artworks (in support of the Campaign for Wool). People are being encouraged to make and submit woodland themed woollen artworks for the...

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Woolfest introduces Woolyculture
Mar05

Woolfest introduces Woolyculture

Woolfest introduces unique produce show “Woolyculture” for 2013 In its ninth year, Woolfest 2013 is shaping up to be as big as ever as well as offering visitors a chance to take part in a horticultural produce show with a woollen difference. “We’ve just completed the first stage of selecting the designers, craft businesses and suppliers who will be stallholders at Woolfest this year,” says Marion Woolcott, one of the...

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