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What’s on at Wool@J13 2021?

2021
Penkridge • Staffordshire
Here’s the show and how it goes on.

Exhibitors

Wool@J13 2021 is set to show you all manner of all things wool, celebrating the diversity within this one word.  Whether you are a knitter, crocheter, dyer, needle felter, sock maker or just plain curious, we have notions & potions of all shapes, sizes and colours just dyed for you at Wool@J13 2021. Our exhibitors are travelling from as far afield as Glasgow to the North and Devon to the South as well as welcoming local & regional wool businesses. We invite you to share our 4th year of love again in 2021 at Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Staffordshire. Check out our exhibitor page for details of all our exhibitors for 2021.

Workshops

2021 is bringing another stimulating programme of workshops for all our visitors. Want to learn Arigurumi crochet techniques, how to needle felt a landscape or create a Dorset button?  Our full programme is now open for booking. https://wool-j13.uk/workshops-talks/ https://wool-j13.uk/workshops-talks/

 

Just Another Brick in the Wall

 

Stitch a Brick is part of Wool@J13’s aim to promote mental health awareness in 2021 and is the brainchild of Ingrid Wagner, co-organiser of the show and two of the show’s volunteer team and keen crafters, Fiona Beech and Gill Slater, all three of whom have travelled their own journeys of depression in recent years.

“Stitch A Brick” is calling for anyone and everyone to stitch their own brick in knit, crochet, felt or weave (see the links below for the patterns) and then embroider/sew onto one side the name of the difficulty they may have faced/be facing and on the other, the positives which may have helped/be helping them through that difficulty. The bricks can be sent in to the address given below and the team at Wool@J13 will use them to build a wall with negatives on the one side and positives on the other. The wall will be displayed at the show itself.

Anyone can join in.  All ages & abilities are welcome to create their own personal bricks in whatever way you choose to make them.  By sharing & learning from each other, your brick may help someone else to bring down their wall.

The address to where you can send your stitched brick is shown on the patterns – see links below. With a big thankyou to Fiona Beech, Anita Greulich, Ruth Sprague, Ingrid Wagner and Elaine Hayes for helping to develop the patterns.

Thankyou also to Let’s Knit & Inside Crochet magazines for getting behind this initiative.

Stitch a Brick Crochet pattern

Stitch a Brick Knit pattern

Stitch A Brick Felt pattern

Stitch A Brick Weave pattern

 

 

 

 

A Dance in Time

In 2018 it was socks & feet, in 2019 it was gauntlets to the foot tapping melodies from The Greatest Showman.  Presented by the lovely Stafford Steppers, all professionally trained dancers who by day are teachers, lawyers & doctors and who by night don their dancing shoes to give their time free of charge for the pure sake of the chosen charity supported by the show in that particular year.  Presented for your delight, as always. What will 2021 bring? We’ll tell you as soon as we know.

Stash Swap

Returning in 2021 Where do you keep your guilty pleasure? In the garage, under the sofa, behind the bed, boxed up in the shed?  Wherever your wool stash is, you may want to renew it and we are giving you the chance to do just that. The Stash Swop will run all weekend and you are invited to bring yours along and trade it in for fresh stock. We weigh it, you rummage and take away the equivalent in weight.  Or not, if you can bear it….

Music & Camping

I Got Rhythm ………

Who will be entertaining us in 2021? Watch this space.

Camping in your caravan to bring you closer & quicker to the action. Just a field away at the farm. Check out more details on our Information page

Street Food

The Peckish Pony – Street Food Down on the Farm An inspired cuisine awaits you at The Peckish Pony with our Street Food from around the world. Bored with sandwiches?  You bet! You might be in Penkridge, but we’re going to transport you to a torrid and tastier experience than you may ever have had before. We have oodles of noodles for you, a smile of spices, battered bhajis (in a good way) and wood fired pizzas to savour. Oh, your taste buds will love you. Especially if you’re vegan, cos we’ve taken care of you, too. The extraordinary nosh ‘n’ natter from these extraordinary street food vendors is all sourced as locally as possible and, eco aware, their packaging is made from, among other sustainable gubbins, plant based materials;  portion pots & glasses are also very likely to be compostable. Don’t miss what is going to be a show with a kick and one to savour in your memory.  For our complete list of Food Traders for 2021, visit our What’s On page