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What’s on at Wool@J13 2024?

2024
The Heritage, Bellamour Lane, Bishton, Wolseley Bridge, Staffordshire ST17 0XL
Here's the show and how it goes on.

Exhibitors

Wool@J13 2024 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 and presented for you at Wool@J13 2024. Our exhibitors will again be travelling from all over the country to The Heritage at Bishton in Staffordshire, where we have been invited to stage our 2024 show by the reknowned Stafford Northcote family, former owners of neighbouring Bishton Hall from 1946 when it became the new home of St Bede’s School up until when the Hall was sold in 2018. 
Our full list of exhibitors will be posted as their applications are confirmed and can be seen via this link

Workshops

2024 is bringing another stimulating programme of workshops for all our visitors. You’ll be able to learn how to make all manner of creations, needle felt a 3D bell or pin cushion or get the hang of tunisian crochet. Last year you could find out all about solar dyeing and try out visible mending for all your tears and less than graces – so popular that we’ve brought them back this year. For a full programme of our 2024 workshops, head this way Workshops & Talks Wool@J13 2024 | Wool @ Junction 13 (wool-j13.uk) N.B. We’ll be closing bookings for most workshops a week before the show in order to give tutors time to prepare.  There will be two walk in workshops available to book on the day: needle felt a 3D bell with Svetlana Brettell from Heartfelt and simple rug making with fleece from Fernhill Farm’s own flocks.

 

The Knitted Tearoom

Presented by Stoke on Trent based WI group, The Ceramic Sisters, whose cakes, bakes, teas, coffees & crafty creations have to be tasted & touched to be believed.  2024 will usher in as many of these impressive happenings as in the past years at the show.  The charity chosen, in whose name the crafty creations are usually sold, will be announced later this year.

 

Reduce, ReUse

REDUCE – REUSE – RECYCLE

One woman or man’s trash is another’s treasure they say. It’s time to clear out and pass it on. And we’re giving you the perfect opportunity to do just that. Whether you’ve got piles of Knitting, Crochet, Felt, Dyeing or just Craft, Craft and more Craft magazines or a stash of yarn saved for ages – if their only destiny is a bag at the back of the wardrobe, then we either do something with it or set it free and pass it on. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE is the perfect opportunity to do just that.  Bring your contributions to the tents located in the Gazebo Village. Our lovely Volunteer Team will be waiting to receive them.

 

Camping

A well equipped camping & caravanning site complete with hot & cold showers and a site shop for essentials can be found near to The Heritage, Bishton, at Carney Pools Camping and Caravanning, Bishton Lane, Wolseley Bridge ST18 OZX. Call  07530270284 to book or go to Camping, Caravanning & Glamping – Carney Pools Staffordshire .  10 mins in your car to the show site at The Heritage @ Bishton.

There’s also Canalside Camping through Pitch Up across the nearby main road in the village of Great Haywood Great Haywood Canalside Camping, Great Haywood – Updated prices – Pitchup® 

And not short of choice, you can also pop over to thewhitelodgesite.co.uk. or call them on 07398498424. This one’s a basic field to pitch your tent in but if that’s all you’re looking for, the price reflects this too.  And it’s only for a weekend …. you can wash when you get home, can’t you? Or use the posh loos on the show site.

I've Got Rhythm

Naomi Ellis is her name and rhythm and music are definitely her game.  When she’s not waving from Australian waters and the entertainment deck of cruise ships, she’s behind a microphone with her guitar in sunny Staffordshire.  She went down a storm at our 2023 show and she’ll be back in 2024.  (12) Naomi Mellis | Facebook

Two more songbirds who will be joining Naomi to entertain you all are: Katie Brigham, currently studying music in Manchester, the sister of one of our exhibitors & Madison Eve, daughter to the brave lady who runs Pink Sisters in Stafford, the breast cancer support group. What they say and how they say it will stop you in your tracks. Get your picnic blanket ready – 2024’s gonna sound great!

 

 

Street Food

The Peckish Pony Street Food  An inspired cuisine awaits you at The Peckish Pony with our Street Food from around the world.You might be in the splendid Staffordshire countryside, but we’re going to transport you to a torrid and tastier experience than you may ever have had before.

We have a patter of pizzas from Giovanni, a smile of spices and battered bhajis from Zainz Catering and the healthiest and tastiest of dishes from GGs Noshbox and the Hungry Penguin, followed up by wonderful waffles from the Treat Box . Oh, your taste buds will love you. Especially if you’re vegan. 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.  A complete list of Food Traders for 2024 will be available early in the New Year next year!