days to go
23-24 April 2022
Wonderwool 2020 Cancelled
Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells
Saturday 10am - 5:30pm, Sunday 10am - 4:30pm

Virtual Wonderwool Wales 2021

Virtual Wonderwool Wales will be running on facebook on 23rd to 25th April 2021. We have set up a new group for the event so please follow the link to join http://www.facebook.com/groups/wonderwool2021 We have planned a fun packed weekend including virtual studio openings, demonstrations, talks, workshops & lots of things to add to your stash from some of the UK's best suppliers! Emily Cross Ceramics will be hosting a Kiln Opening at 7pm on Friday 23rd April revealing her latest pieces. Saturday & Sunday will be full of wonderful things to add to your stash. There are 4 two hour workshops on zoom on both Saturday & Sunday, the link to purchase tickets will be in our facebook group

Workshops

9.30am – 11.30am Dorset Button Making with Jen Best from Beaker Button

11.00am – 1.00pm Felted Vessel using multiple resists with Mandy Nash

12.00 noon – 2.00pm Steeking with Anniken Allis of Yarnaddict

2.30pm – 4.30pm Spinning with a Wheel for beginners with Sarah Stacey of Hedgehog Equipment

Tickets are £24.00 per class and the link to purchase them can be found on our Virtual Wonderwool facebook group  http://www.facebook.com/groups/wonderwool2021

 

 

The Welsh Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers have put together a programme of online zoom talks and lectures to give you a flavour of the varying interests and areas of knowledge Guild membership allows you to explore.

All the speakers have kindly donated their time.  There is no charge to attend the lectures, but we ask that you make a donation to either the Wales Air Ambulance or Macmillan Cancer Support.  These charities are usually supported at Wonderwool Wales, and the Guilds and Wonderwool are delighted to be able to raise funds for them in this way.

To see the full programme& obtain tickets please join our Virtual Wonderwool Group at www.facebook.com/groups/wonderwool2021/  where you will find the link.

 

SATURDAY 24TH APRIL

John Arbon – Mill Tour with question and answer session

Andrew Johnson – Carding for Long Draw Spinning

Helen Melvin (Fiery Felts) – Solar Dyeing, Botanical Inks and Natural Pictures

Penelope Hemingway (The Knitting Genealogist) – Their Darkest Materials

Carmarthen School of Art (Coleg Sir Gar) – Meet the Textile Graduates

 

SUNDAY 25TH APRIL

John Parkinson (Iinouiio) – Contemporary Textile Recycling

The Braid Society – Meet the Braid Society

Sue Hiley Harris – Some remarkable String Bags

Fran Rushworth – A Dye Plant Garden

Katie Weston – The History of the Textile Trade in Mid-Wales

Jill Shepherd – The Domestication of Craft

 

ONLINE FLOCK GATHERING  -  For many years now the Flock Gathering has given people opportunity to catch up on the Saturday evening after the show.  This year the Welsh Guilds are hosting an online version.  Full details to be revealed on the Virtual Wonderwool facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/wonderwool2021/

  • I think you do a fantastic job of organising & running this show. As an exhibitor it runs flawlessly. Love the amount of space for stalls & customers alike, plenty of room to move & browse

  • Very good food carts outside & good tea & cakes inside

  • Lots of toilets

  • Food & seating brilliant & ladies toilets great

  • Love the spacious feel of the show

  • Such a lovely vibe, really helpful crew, everyone happy, great venue & facilities & happy shoppers

  • Fabulous event

Welcome to Wonderwool Wales

Wonderwool Wales is the premier Wool & Natural Fibre Festival in Wales and is held annually on the last weekend in April at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys.

First held in 2006 to promote the market for Welsh wool and add value to product for small wool & fibre producers in Wales, the festival celebrates the green credentials of Welsh wool and its versatility as a material for creative crafts, designer clothes, home furnishings and more.  Wonderwool Wales has grown year on year. It covers everything from the start to the end of the creative process – from exhibits of sheep, through raw and hand dyed fibres, yarn for knitting & crochet, embellishments, equipment, dyes and books to superb examples of finished textile art, craft, clothing and home furnishings.

Contacting Wonderwool Wales

Postal Correspondence:
Ty Mawr Uchaf, Llanerfyl, Welshpool
Powys, SY21 0JE

Email: chrissie@wonderwoolwales.co.uk

Main Tel: 01938 820 495

Woolschool Enquiries Only: 01873 821 205