Wild about Wool

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A new venture for Poltimore House is our Wild about Wool Day on September 8th.

Free crochet picture of a Sunflower

Sunflower – free crochet Carol Jobling

I personally am looking forward to meeting fellow yarnheads and have been starting to play with some of the knitted and crocheted contributions in preparation for some yarnbombing. Thank you so much to everyone that has donated so far and I know that there is more on the way. The 20cm ‘granny squares’ will mainly be used in the house so that when we have finished they can be remade into blankets to donate to a worthy cause. We have some ideas of what these are but would welcome any further suggestions. I am also planning some yarnbombing/wild weaving in the grounds if time doesn’t get away with me. If anyone is interested in helping prepare and set up the yarnbombing we will be having a few set up sessions. The first of these is Wed 25th July from 10am until about 4pm. You don’t have to commit to the whole day just pop in for whatever time you can spare. There is yarn available if you want to make some flowers, squares, body parts (I would love to dress the old operating theatre with some knitted, crocheted, felted items) or anything else you fancy. I will be on hand to help if you would like to learn crochet or knitting basics to make something. There will also be plenty of sewing together of squares.

In addition to all this going on there will be stalls in the chapel where you can browse (and purchase) fibre based materials and products. More details on the stallholders will come closer to the event.

If you are interested in having a stall then please email me carol.jobling@poltimore.org and I can send you a booking form and further details.

There will also be exhibition space in the house and so I would also love to hear from any textile artists/students with pieces to display.

There will be light lunches and refreshments available from the cafe in the chapel and the grounds will open to wander around or sit and enjoy. Well behaved dogs and children are welcome.


Knitted hand in copper wire

Not all knitting is woolly




Back to the knitting sticks again for me

Carol Jobling

Friends of Poltimore House, Events Committee