by Pru Allison, 28th January 2022
Marvel at woollen wonders at Wonderwool Wales
Wool fans from across the region will flock to the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells on 23rd and 24th April when the award winning Wonderwool Wales show returns.
With support from the Wales Recovery Fund in place, this celebration of Welsh wool and natural fibres is back for its 16th iteration, showcasing the versatility of our local materials.
Visitors will be able to take in a handcrafted interpretation of Alice In Wonderland in aid of Wales Air Ambulance, and another displaying the work of textile students at Coleg Sir Gâr. Exhibitors will be displaying hand dyed yarns and fibre, equipment and the finished pieces, with treats from street food vendors to tuck into along the way. In addition to the wares on show, there’ll be a series of demonstrations, as well as Woolschool workshops to participate in.
The workshops are pre-bookable and always prove popular. Among the topics being covered are Needlefelting with Sam Loughlin; Colour wheel Bargello with Tina Francis; Beautiful bee buttons and brooches with Lydia Needle and plenty more.
“The topics have been carefully chosen to appeal to a wide range of interests and levels of ability,” explains director Chrissie Menzies.
Tickets must be purchased in advance from www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk