Blue skies, a festival vibe and stacks of wool and yarn-based fun welcomed some 1,000 visitors through the gates of the inaugural Wool @ J13 festival over the weekend or 13th & 14th May.
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Kerry Ashdown, journalist, keen crafter & festival goer, who hails originally from Eastbourne and who now lives in Stoke on Trent, has won herself a First Prize Luxury Hamper with the Wool@J13 competition to dress a Bare Bear.
NEW DATE ANNOUNCED FOR 2018! GET IT IN YOUR DIARIES NOW! 12th – 13th May 2018. Sat 10a.m. – 5pm, Sun 10.00 – 4.30pm
A HUGE THANKS TO ALL OUR HORDES OF VISITORS, FABULOUS ARRAY OF EXHIBITORS, SUPER HELPFUL & FRIENDLY VOLUNTEERS, GENEROUS SPONSORS, FINE & DANDY FOOD TRADERS & ESPECIALLY THE VERY MUSICAL HAYWOOD SISTERS, ALL OF WHOM HELPED TO MAKE OUR FIRST SHOW IN 2017 SUCH FESTIVE FUN & GO WITH SUCH A SWING.
Organisers of Wool @ J13, which is set to take place on 13th and 14th May 2017 near Penkridge have come up with a novel way to raise funds for Trentham-based charity The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. Over the course of the two day event, which is expected to attract over 2,000 wool and yarn lovers from around the country, a ‘Time Shop’ will get visitors thinking about how they would spend an extra 5, 10, 15, 30 or 60 minutes if they were able to buy extra time.
It may be getting close to D-day, but exhibitors are still keen to sign up for the Midlands’ newest celebration of wool & yarn!
The latest to confirm attendance is Sue Stratford – all the way from Milton Keynes. She’s the lady behind Save the Children’s “Make the world better with a sweater” campaign and also Clanger patterns that are available as a free download from CBeebies!
The Midlands’ newest wool show is now just weeks away, and organisers have announced two great additions to the already packed line-up.
Now visitors to Wool @ J13 can bring along their wool stash to trade in for fresh stock and also buy and sell whole fleeces. This is on top of a packed programme of talks, workshops and demonstrations with great shopping and live music to boot.
The organisers behind Wool @ J13 are on the hunt for volunteers to help ensure the inaugural event runs like clockwork.
In return for their time – whether they can offer half a day or the entire weekend – they will be provided with meals and refreshments throughout and enjoy being a part of the vibrant team behind this exciting new event. There are around 30 roles to be filled; ranging from assisting exhibitors at set up and break down to looking after stallholders and entertainers over the course of the weekend to helping get all-important feedback from visitors on the gate.
Places are selling fast. We have added two new workshops to our line up; Nuno Felting with Barbara Meek and Arm Knitting with Ingrid Wagner.
Wool and yarn crafters are being challenged to take part in one of two visitor competitions as part of the Wool @ J13 yarn festival. The individual competition invites competitors to create an outfit for a very special bear who is presently rather bare...
Youngsters at St John’s CE (VC) First School, Bishops Wood near Penkridge were in for a treat recently when a very special woolly visitor popped in to see them - in the form of a newborn lamb!
Over 40 exhibitors are confirmed to attend the new Wool @ J13 wool and yarn festival, which will take place in Staffordshire on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May 2017.
OPPORTUNITY FOR WOOLLY START-UPS at Wool@J13: 13th & 14th May 2017
We've had a fantastic response from exhibitors for the show, with the shopping marquee fully booked with some great established traders. Watch this space for the final list very shortly.
Calling all teachers, parents and governors at Staffordshire schools: Staffordshire’s newest wool & yard craft event has issued a challenge to local schools to help create a ‘flock’ of woolly sheep to display over the festival weekend next May.
Applications are now being invited for exhibitor stands at a new wool show for the Midlands, which will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017.
Whether you’re an artist accustomed to exhibiting at the leading wool shows, or are researching events at which to showcase your craft for the first time, you may have noticed that there are some great events in the North and South of the country - but that there’s a huge gap in the MIDLANDS!
Get the dates in your diary now – Taking place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017, Wool @ J13 is a brand new wool show taking place in the heart of Staffordshire.
Wool@J13 is a vibrant new event for anyone with an interest in wool – whether you spin, knit, crochet, weave, felt or use it in mixed media this is a fantastic platform to showcase and sell your wares as an exhibitor, and a fun-packed way to spend a weekend as a visitor.