Events in the Small Ring

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.

This year we displaying 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.

 

components of NEST!

Building a NEST! at Woolfest 2016

NEST! at Woolfest 2016

Sedburgh Coat at Wooflest 2015