Woolly ideas bring a pop of colour to posts
ARTISTS will be spinning a yarn or two in tribute to all things woollen and British in Winchcombe.
The Wool In Winchcombe celebration is the brainchild of gallery owner Jane Smoczynski.
As one of the Cotswolds' woollen towns, Winchcombe has a rich heritage which Jane hopes to highlight in the two-week event.
"Thanks to Jean Bray, archivist at Sudeley Castle, we have discovered that around 1667 the women of Winchcombe would knit while smoking their pipes," said Jane.
We have a new sewing course on Thursday evenings: It starts on June 13th for 6 weeks from 7-9pm. Beginners and Improvers welcome. Start with small items working towards larger projects. 6 students max
One voucher per person.
Does not include materials and refreshments.
Own sewing machine not required
Contact: 07922 623319
Valid until: Thursday, June 13 2013
All the wool and woollen products and art on display at Jane's gallery, Winds of Change Gallery, and throughout the town are British.
Among the events in the town are an extreme knitting demonstration by textile artist Rachel John and demonstrations of spinning and needle felting.
The three-week event has become a real community affair with children at Winchcombe School making felted bunting, shops creating wool-themed window displays, knitters dressing up signposts, and a local Morris group performing English Village songs during the Big Knit at St Peter's Church today. Take your own needles and wool to join in from 2pm to 4pm. Winchcombe in Wool runs until May 5. To find out more visit, www.winds ofchangegallery.co.uk