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Hats Off to a Super Hat Making Weekend
12th March 2018

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!

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Hat Making Masterclass fully booked
4th March 2018

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!

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Win a Place on our 2 Day Hat Making Masterclass in March!
18th February 2018

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.

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Hatmaker, hatmaker, make me a hat!
11th February 2018

Eat your hat? You can make one! But you need to be quick as there only a few places left on the Hat Making Masterclass run by Wool@J13 on the weekend of March 10th & 11th at the show's venue in Staffordshire.

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Applications for Wool@J13 2018 now closed
25th January 2018

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!

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Last Call for Exhibitors Wool@J13 2018
11th January 2018

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......

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2nd Call for Exhibitors Wool@J13 2018
15th October 2017

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.

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7th October 2017

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 2018

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31st July 2017

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

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Crafting Kerry Travels to the Top
31st May 2017

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.

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‘Time Shop’ raffle at wool festival to raise funds for The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice
4th May 2017

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.

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STOP PRESS: Another exhibitor joins the Wool @ J13 ‘flock’
4th May 2017

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!

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Swap your stash or fleece a sheep at Wool @ J13
26th April 2017

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.

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Staffs wool show in search of volunteers
21st April 2017

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.

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“Saw Them Here First” NEW EXHIBITOR ZONE
20th January 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.

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Set out your stall – exhibit at Wool @ J13
16th June 2016

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!

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New wool show for the Midlands!
16th June 2016

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.

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