Wild about Wool

Wild about Wool Wool Events at The Watershed

Wild about Wool Is a project that celebrates and profiles WOOL CRAFTS through regular sharing sessions; skills workshops and pop-up yarn events. It is based at The Watershed in Slaithwaite and curated by Gill Bond of Satellite Arts.

Gill’s main job is as a community artist based at The Watershed. In 2011 she ran a Heritage project that explored the history of domestic wool crafts, and from there a band of knitters was established, meeting weekly to share and develop skills in knitting crochet and felting.

Gill says: ‘I love making stuff in wool – it’s my pleasure. I love making unique things to wear and use. I love trying new techniques and patterns choosing yarn and mixing colours. I love having projects ‘on the go’ – it’s my therapy – makes me happy, challenged, motivated and is good for the soul (especially when needing to tink *!)

This new Wild About Wool programme creates an accessible local resource to support wool crafters and promote the joys of making stuff in that wonderful material that is, WOOL!’
*to tink: unpick your knitting (knit backwards)

All Wild About Wool programmes take place at The Watershed in Bridge Street, Slaithwaite. The Watershed is a unique and inspiring creation space in the heart of a vibrant village.

View my website https://www.facebook.com/aboutWool/

My Location

The Watershed

22, Bridge Street,

Telephone: 07854 290 464
Email: gill@satellitearts.org.uk
Website: https://www.facebook.com/aboutWool/

Profile Details

My Events

Wild about Wool Workshop: Kumihimo Braiding / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-01-28T00:00:00Z">Tue 28 Jan 2020</span>Wild about Wool Workshop: Kumihimo Braiding / Tue 28 Jan 2020

The first of our 2020 special workshops with Kim Searle Kumihimo is a form of Japanese braiding using various types of thread, often combined with beads to make exceptional jewelry. Kim calls it 'French knitting for ad...

Wild about Wool Workshops: Knit on from the Basics / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-01-19T00:00:00Z">Sun 19 Jan 2020</span>Wild about Wool Workshops: Knit on from the Basics / Sun 19 Jan 2020

This one-day workshop is aimed at people who can knit but want to know more, or are returning to the craft and want to refresh their skills. You will broaden your knitting horizons, master some new techniques, learn new ...

WILD ABOUT WOOL: Pop-Up Yarn Market / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-11-03T00:00:00Z">Sun 03 Nov 2019</span>WILD ABOUT WOOL: Pop-Up Yarn Market / Sun 03 Nov 2019

CELEBRATING COLOUR BRIGHTENING UP A WINTER DAY Exciting range of stalls featuring local yarn merchants and producers selling a range of project yarn, hand dyed skeins , sock wools, kits, patterns and accessories from:...