Every year at Woolfest, we offer a stall to a worker in wool who has recently started in business, in memory of Carolyn Rawlinson, our colleague, friend and co-founder of The Wool Clip, whose vision and inspiration led to Woolfest.
Previous recipients of this free stall and showcase have included:
- Jane Rawling for her innovative Herdwick wool coats
- Naomi Harrison with her modern Linton tweed clothing designs
- Daniela Kloppmann, a young spinner, dyer and felter from North Yorkshire
- Emma Dolan, who handcrafted decorative teacups and saucers
- Jon Booker of Natural Born Dyers
- Joss Wrigg, a felt sculptor from Allendale in Northumberland
- Polly Shacklady, a knitwear designer with a modern take on Fair Isle techniques and styles
- Mandy Marshall with her range of Herdwick tweed bags and accessories
- Maggie Jeffers of Fox Tapestry Design
- Liz Reed who creates quirky driftwood characters
- Hellen Edwards, a textile artist from Stockton-on-Tees in County Durham
- Izzy Middleton, also known as Wildflower Weaver, who is based at Farfield Mill near Sedbergh.
This year’s Memorial Stallholder will be Kathryn Parry of Gull Skull Designs who combines Tunisian crochet techniques and artisan weaving with all sorts of hand-made embellishments to create accessories and homewares that are inspired by beachcombing finds, pebbles, lichens and shells.
See our News announcement for details and say Hello to Kathryn on Stall B1 at Woolfest.