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.

Woolfest Memorial Stall

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
  • Sharon Smith of Wild Welsh Wool, based at Glyn Canol Old Farm near Welshpool.