Message From Eden Arts: Woollen Woods! Great Crafts Activities In March and April

Woollen Woods Workshop at Sizergh

5th April 1pm – 4pm
FREE
Come along and help create artworks for the upcoming Woollen Woods exhibition at Sizergh. Hundreds of woollen artworks will be on display in the Knoll at Sizergh from 12th April – 1st September and your creations will feature in the installation!

We will be making felt artworks such as flowers, acorns, tree wraps and butterflies – materials will be provided and activity is suitable for all skill levels. Or bring along your knitting or crochet needles and have a go at one of our patterns!

Drop in – no booking required
Children must be accompanied by an adult. For venue details visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sizergh
Up for Arts Cumbria have been busy encouraging people to take part in The Woollen Woods as part of their BBC Radio Cumbria Up for Arts Campaign. During March they will be running a number of workshops in Cumbria that you can get involved in:
Sat 8th & Sun 9th March: 10.30-1pm at the Ulverston Scrap Store
Join felting tutor Sara Charlesworth of Ulverston’s Stables Gallery to make needle-felted birds to perch in The Woollen Woods or for younger participants, wet-felt a caterpillar and a juicy leaf to hide behind away from those beady-eyed birds. Drop-in workshops – no booking required, donations to cover materials costs – £3 for a small bird or £5 for any super-sized owls.

Sat 15th March: From 10.30am at Westmorland Shopping Centre, Kendal. 
Up for Arts will be at the Westmorland Shopping Centre showcasing Grizedale Forest’s ginormous Knitted Tree! Adrienne Williams from Williams Wools will be running a knitting workshop 10-30am-1pm and the Up for Arts team will be there all day encouraging people to get involved in the project, knitting leaves, flowers and felting acorns too. Drop-in, no booking required.

BBC Radio Cumbria’s Up for Arts project will also be broadcasting live from the workshops. Follow www.facebook.com/upforartscumbria for updates or e-mailjennie.dennett@bbc.co.uk.

Up for Arts is an exciting project which aims to get people involved in the arts and crafts and increase community engagement. – find out more at www.voluntaryarts.org

Enter the Exhibition

If you can’t make it along to workshop then why not create artworks at home or with your craft, school or friends group.

Participants can use any technique to create their woollen artworks but are encouraged to use ‘real’ wool, ideally 100% natural. Wool is a remarkable fibre, which is able to withstand the elements! Previous creations have included owls, bats, insects, flowers and birds and people of any skill level can get involved.

Full details, including the entry form and a selection of free patterns are available on the project website HERE 

The exhibition is non-selective and the deadline for entries is 4th April 2014. The Exhibition will run from 12th April – 1st September 2014 at Sizergh, Nr Kendal – visit their website HERE for venue details. 

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