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,
Slaithwaite,
HD7 5JN

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

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My Events

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:...

Wild About Wool: Pin and Peg Loom Weaving / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-13T00:00:00Z">Sun 13 Oct 2019</span>Wild About Wool: Pin and Peg Loom Weaving / Sun 13 Oct 2019

PIN AND PEG LOOM WEAVING WITH TESS ANSELL (Beginners welcome) Try speedy weaving with a wooden frame, yarn and a crochet hook to make a square of fabric that sets warp and weft at the same time. You will create modular,...

Fibre Tribe Weekly Sessions / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-01T00:00:00Z">Tue 01 Oct 2019</span>Fibre Tribe Weekly Sessions / Tue 01 Oct 2019

A friendly and enthusiastic on-going weekly session for anyone who is or wants to be creative with wool. Share knitting, crochet and fibre projects; get ideas, guidance and support and of course….. chat over a cuppa. ...