In the past, the Small Ring has been home to pompom sheep, a fashion show, the Landkeepers photography exhibition and even a felted camel and a yak. In 2015, we hosted a delegation from the Sedbergh Sheepfest and there were other exhibitions around the event.
Last year we displayed a very large but cosy NEST! in the Small Ring. This was the end result from a project involving The Wool Clip's Jean Wildish and local upholsterer Maud Mercier. This project was part of 'Workshops in People's Homes' organised by Abandon Normal Devices, a regional arts organisation and taking part during May and June 2016. The NEST! incorporates tales of Cumbria and thoughts about home, with participants bringing along objects reminding them of a home left behind and a home now, which were then 'homed' in the nest.
The small ring display for 2017 will be announced in due course!