Global knitting star, The Sockmatician, heads up the workshop programme just announced for Wool@J13 2019. Whether you knit, crochet or needle felt, there is something for everyone to learn which is the order of the day from Wool@J13's organisers, Ingrid Wagner & Val James. This year, they present children's workshops running alongside those for adults, mixing science & crafts in a whole new way.Read more >>>
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Save, save, save on our Early Bird 2019 show tickets. On sale for a limited time only, from now until Dec 18th, our Early Birds are available at £4.50 for day tickets and £7.50 for weekend tickets. That's a big saving of £3.00 on a day ticket & £4.50 on a weekend ticket. The Early Bird certainly catches the worm in this case!
AND THERE'S MORE GOOD NEWS .....
Exhibitor applications are now open for our 2019 event which will take place on 18th & 19th May next year. A little bit quirky, a little bit festival and a lot bit wool, we offer would be exhibitors the opportunity to be part of an increasingly popular show which opens its doors to visitors from all over the UK plus the chance to be well looked after throughout the weekend - and who wouldn't want that!Read more >>>
Too darn hot, that's what this summer has been - at least for making socks! So, here are two dates in what just has to be the cooler month of October, in time to learn how to wrap up your feet for autumn & winter in the wonder of wool.
You came, you saw and you marvelled at Sock It To Me, our sock fashion show presented by our super sock making exhibitors and Stafford Steppers at Wool@J13 2018. Now you have the opportunity to learn how to knit a pair of socks for yourself!Read more >>>
Visitors to the Midlands’ newest wool show on Sat 12th & Sun 13th May enjoyed an event packed with festival fun – and great weather to match!
Wool@J13 is extremely pleased to welcome Halsbury Barton to its exhibitor line up, all the way from North Devon, presenting the award winning beautiful fleece of their flock of Jacob sheep, UK born, bred and woven into superb throws, cushions and scarves. For those of you who are fans of the Jacob, and we know there are many of you, don't miss Stand W9 in the Shop Til You Drop marquee for this marvellous treat.Read more >>>
We are delighted to announce that Stafford's very own performance group, the lively Stafford Steppers, will be joining Wool@J13 this year to present Sock It To Me, the event's Sock Fashion Show which will be gracing the stage on Sunday 13th May, in support of the Childhood Liver Disease Foundation. The girls will be including music from Glenn Miller and Thoroughly Modern Millie in their presentation and Sock It To Me will showcase hand knitted socks by Wool@J13 exhibitors and singing the praises of British wool.
They came from Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Sheffield, Wolverhampton and Staffordshire to attend the Hat Making Masterclass put on by Wool@J13 at Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Staffs - and they went away waving an impressive and colourful collection of hats and proud of new found skills. Led by Zara and Paul Ellis from Innerspiral, the Masterclass buzzed from the start and the two tutors shared their knowledge freely. And what a lot of knowledge it was!Read more >>>
We - and the Costa Baby who insisted on being part of the morning's photoshoot - are pleased to announce that the bookings for our super duper Hat Making Masterclass to be held on the 10th & 11th March in Staffordshire, are now closed. The Masterclass is fully booked and we are all looking forward to some Hat Making mayhem next weekend with Zara Ellis from Innerspirals, lots of dyed wool and a hat band or two. That baby is going to be so jealous!Read more >>>
The hot ticket in town right now is a place on our fabulous 2 day Hat Making Masterclass on the weekend of March 10th & 11th. We're running a competition which finishes at midnight on Sunday 18th February, to win one place. For Mother's Day? For you? Or for fun? Maybe all three.Read more >>>
The clock has struck midnight and the door to exhibitor applications has now closed. We have been inundated with requests and we have had a hard job in selecting our 2018 exhibitors. But select we have. And we hope you are pleased with the show that we have lined up for you in May!Read more >>>
Applications close at midnight 12th January. Is your business wool? Do you want to be part of the Midlands newest & most exciting show in its second year after a superb start in 2017? The clock is ticking. Does the glass slipper fit......Read more >>>
2nd shout out for exhibitor applications for our 2018 show on 12th & 13th May. Due to the success of our inaugural show this year, we'll be expanding our Shop Til You Drop Marquee of exhibitors in 2018. So - if your business is wool in any way at all, we want to hear from you.Read more >>>
EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE for our 2018 show. £2.00 off all full price tickets per day. Weekend tickets now £10.50, single day tickets £6.00. Limited availability offer until 21st Oct. Book now for the Midlands' newest celebration of all things woolly 12th & 13th May 2018Read more >>>
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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, 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 and go with such a swing
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.Read more >>>
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.Read more >>>
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.Read more >>>
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...Read more >>>
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!Read more >>>
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.Read more >>>
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.Read more >>>
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.Read more >>>
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!Read more >>>
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.Read more >>>