What’s on at Wool@J13 2024?
The Heritage, Bellamour Lane, Bishton, Wolseley Bridge, Staffordshire ST17 0XL
Here's the show and how it goes on.
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 garden or landscape or get the hang of crochet. Last year you could find out all about solar dyeing and try out visible mending for all your tears and less than graces. This year, who knows what will be heading your way. One thing’s for sure: it will be stimulating and different. Workshops for 2024 are likely to be made available for booking at the beginning of the New Year.
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 – 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.
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!
The Peckish Pony Street Food An inspired cuisine awaits you at The Peckish Pony with our Street Food from around the world; last year included a taste of Eastern Europe courtesy of Oksana Harris from LET’S COOK! Ukraine with her extra special treats; the blue & yellow tent, flying the flag for the best that this part of the world has to offer, will be back again to join her fellow street food vans in 2024.
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 oodles of noodles for you, a smile of spices, battered bhajis (in a good way) and the healthiest and tastiest of dishes from Ukraine. 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!