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Group Competition – Down on the Farm

Do you feel lucky? Your Group could be just that if you get to work with one will to produce a representation of one of the animals from down on the Lower Drayton Farm. There’s a whole host of animals that call the farm home, some you’d expect and others – well, you just wouldn’t.  An emu, for example? Would you ever have thought it? Whereas the Bagot goat, believed to be Britain’s oldest breed of goat and beloved by Sir John Bagot, keeper of the original herd on his Staffordshire estate in 1389, might have been on your list.  You can create the animal of your group’s choice in any textile form in which you would all like to work.  It could be needle felting, knitting, crocheting, wet felting, locker hooking – in fact, a mixture of these to perhaps represent your group’s make up or to show the texture of the Bagot’s fine horns.

Your farm animal must stand around 60cm high and we reckon for animals of the longer neck variety, 80cm. Your creation must also be made of wool, no matter what technique you employ. No acrylic or other synthetics, please!

The judges will take into account not only how well the individual textile techniques have been used, together with the level of skill displayed, but will also pay attention to how colour has been used and, overall, how well the animal has been seen and translated into 3D form. You may also want to reflect your research in the animal you have chosen. How you decide to do that is completely down to your group.

How to Enter

Simply fill in our entry form to enter our competition – just £2.00 entry fee – and off you go.  Closing date for the competition is Friday 5th May.
Click here for the Entry Form
All entries should be reach us by this date. The full delivery address for your animal is given below. Judging will take place before the show and the winning group’s entry will be displayed at the show itself.

The Prize

The Winning Group Prize will be a day’s Big Knitting or Big Crochet workshop with Ingrid Wagner delivered to your group on the date, day and time of your choosing. You will only need to provide lunch and, if you are at the other end of the world, a contribution to travel costs.  You’re all in it together, so you’ll all win it together.  For further information on Ingrid Wagner, please see

Terms & Conditions:

  • One representation in textile form of any animal from the selection shown online.
  • Your animal must stand 60cm high & 80cm if a long neck is involved and should be made entirely of wool. Multiple methods of textile manufacture may be involved.
  • Your animal must be delivered by Friday May 5th at 5pm, to: Wool@J13, Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Staffordshire ST19 5RE together with information giving your group’s full name & address & contact details.
  • One entry per group, to be made online. Each entry is £2.00.  There is 1 group prize in this category.
  • Judging will take place prior to the show and the winning entry will be displayed at the show itself.

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