The Wonder of Wool

I really don’t need any excuses to visit my In- laws. Not only do we always get a warm welcome, access to Grandad’s home made wine and the beautiful scenery of Cockermouth, but we also drive past Rheged, which is always a joy to visit.

From this Saturday until April, they have made a visit even more tempting by hosting a fabulous Wonder of Wool event which kicks off this Saturday with a yarn storming event at the centre.

In the gallery, 20 British artists and designers will be showcasing their work. Including an exhibition of the gorgeous Flock project (look out for my little sheep). Featured makers include Amy Twigger – Holroyd and Susan Crawford. It’s sure to be a great success and I can’t wait to book in a trip to see it all, and maybe take part in one of the workshops which run until 7th April 2012. For more information you can visit the Rheged website or download the WOW flyer. If you do go, let me know your favourite exhibit. I’m going to be hard pressed to choose I think.

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  1. heikeknits

     /  January 11, 2012

    Bit far to go and pop in, but looking forward to hearing all about it from you. Where is the Mad Hatter tea shop? x


  2. Jackie Donovan

     /  January 11, 2012

    Just typical that a knitting group is found and it’s on the day I work! x


  3. I’ve just casually mentioned to Malcolmabout the event – we have stopped at Rheged a coupe of times, so he might not take to much persuasion to have a little trip!


  4. I should have proofread that comment before posting it – I’ve got a new laptop and haven’t quite got the feel of the keyboard – I either miss letters or type them twice!!


  5. I’ve never been to Woolfest, but it’s down on my list of things to do. Have fun and take lots of photos so we can share in the Wonder of Wool xx


  6. Mad Hatter tea shop is up on the Rows in Chester Heike, really lovely. They have a facebook page , do check them out.
    T x


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