Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Wonderwool 2013

Wonderwool Wales is the premier Wool & Natural Fibre Festival in Wales. It was set up in 2006 in order to promote wool and natural fibre production and its use in Wales. The Event was funded by a Leader + grant from the EU and managed by Powys County Council, via Glasu, for the first 3 years until the funding ceased, so now Wonderwool has to evolve to become self-funding.

There are some interesting workshops advertised for this year - I particularly like the one which features a curlew brooch (see photo) with Ruth Packham.  Ruth is an artist who lives and works in Borth on the Welsh coast. Before discovering the joys of felt making Ruth worked mainly with fabric, creating screen printed pictures. Her work is inspired by nature, pattern and colour and especially by birds.  However if you want to book a course with her, you'll have to hurry.  I see her Saturday school is already fully booked, so just Sunday is left.

You'll find more details about the event as a whole at http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/home.html

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