Events in the Small Ring 

2018 - Blooming Woolfest - Woollen Flowers made by you!

woollen flowers at Woolfest

For 2018, visitors are being asked to create flowers in wool, be they knitted, crocheted, felted or pompom'ed. In partnership with West House, a local charity in Cumbria which supports learning disabled adults, the flowers will be collected, displayed, and then used by West House to raise funds in their garden centre and cafes. 

Please bring your woollen flowers to the small ring, or alternatively send to The Wool Clip shop ahead of Woolfest. 

Here are some free downloadable instructions for making knitted, crocheted, or felted flowers, but feel free to design your own! 


Are you a Podcaster, in a Ravelry group, or just have a group of friends you would like to meet up with? The Small Ring this year will be a designated meet and greet space. You will be able to view the flowers, then find a seat and chat to your friends. 


Volunteers will be on hand with wool winders to get your yarn purchases wound into balls. 




In the past, the Small Ring has been home to pompom sheep, an upholdered NEST!, 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.

The small ring display for 2017 was all about Shepherd-Inspired Fashion and we welcomed amazing creations from across Central and Eastern Europe, courtesy of the team at Grampus Heritage.  Some of the clothing was even modelled in a fashion show!