2018 - Blooming Woolfest - Woollen Flowers were made by you!
For 2018, visitors were 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 were collected, displayed, and then used by West House to raise funds in their garden centre and cafes.
We are putting our thinking hats on for next year's collaborative project!
MEET AND GREET
The small ring served a great purpose, as a calm, quiet space to rest, relax, and meet up with friends. You were able to view the flowers, then find a seat and chat to your friends. It was fabulous to see these podcasters meet each other in 'real life' when we arranges a podcaster's meet and greet on the Saturday.
We would like to thank our volunteers who were on hand with wool winders to get your yarn purchases wound into handy 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!