Wild About Wool

Pop up yarn market

Twice a year Wild About Wool hosts a Yarn Market showcasing local designers, yarn suppliers & dyers at The Watershed, Slaithwaite.

Stay tuned for details for

      2021 YARN MARKET

The bobbin

The Fibre Tribe Knit and Natter

This is a gathering of like-minded wool-crafters all with unique experiences of making with wool. We share our projects getting support, guidance and ideas from each other….and of course, we chat! Every Tuesday 7-9pm at The Watershed. Cost: £3.50 (includes refreshments).

We are still chatting on Zoom every Tuesday evening!

Workshops

Workshops & Skills sessions

Wild About Wool arranges & hosts a number of wool craft workshops on weekends throughout the year. Skills sessions are run on the 1st Tuesday evening of the month,at  the weekly Knit & Natter.

Postponed for Now! 

Wild About Wool supplies

Wild About Wool Bags

Small zipped project bags and larger 'On the Go' project bags with the Wild About Wool logo  are now available in a choice of colours. £8.50 & £12 plus postage

WOVEN

Wild About Wool ARE working with WOVEN in Kirklees - Innovation in Textile celebrations in 2021.

Learn more here on how to get involved in

  'The BIG RAINBOW KNIT'

The Big Knit Vlog

Gill's Big Knit Vlog. Gill will be providing loads more advice on yarn bombing during the run up to the BIG KNIT day in 2020.

2019 yarn bombing advice and photos are here 

The Big Knit

"THE BIG KNIT” will be hitting Slaithwaite again in 2021.

See what happened in 2019 here. "Join the Wild About Wool knitting group as they knit in public in World Wide Knit in Public day and the woveninkirklees BIG KNIT day
See how many bollards we have yarn bombed ! See how many fish are swimming in our canal!
JUNE 8th 2019"

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 (Sandra's village) in West Yorkshire, England and curated by Gill Bond of Satellite Arts with Sandra's help and assistance.

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 Bond

  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 unpicking!)   

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!’

  All Wild About Wool events 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.

Gill Bond

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