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Flocks of visitors attend the first ever Wool @ J13 festival

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. The brainchild of Staffordshire-based wool artist … Continue reading

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Crafting Kerry Travels to the Top

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. Lovingly made … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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STOP PRESS: Another exhibitor joins the Wool @ J13 ‘flock’

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 … Continue reading

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Swap your stash or fleece a sheep at Wool @ J13

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, which will take place at Lower Drayton Farm near Penkridge in Staffordshire … Continue reading

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Staffs wool show in search of volunteers

The organisers behind Wool @ J13 ‘“ set to take place at Lower Drayton Farm near Penkridge on Sat 13 & Sun 14 May 2017 ‘“ are on the hunt for volunteers to help ensure the inaugural event runs like … Continue reading

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NEW – We have added two new workshops to our listing; Nuno Felting & Arm Knitting!

NEW! We have added two new workshops to our listing; Nuno Felting & Arm Knitting. Find out more >

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Get creative and take up a woolly challenge for Wool @ J13

Wool and yarn crafters are being challenged to take part in one of two visitor competitions as part of the Wool @ J13 yarn festival on the 13th & 14th May in Staffordshire. In addition to the fun of creating … Continue reading

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A woolly visitor for pupils at St John’s First School in Bishop’s Wood

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! Accompanying the lamb … Continue reading

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Exhibitors flock to Midland’s newest wool & yarn event

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. Set on a 600 acre farm near Penkridge – just … Continue reading

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