Woollen Woods at Speke Hall
Following on from the success of 2015’s ‘Pom Poms in the Palm House’ which saw the tropical plants in Sefton Park’s glass house dressed up with crafted creations, Woollen Woods is back again! Up For Crafts is teaming up with the National Trust at Speke Hall to transform the Kitchen Garden into a crafter’s paradise. The theme for the 2016 Merseyside Woollen Woods draws inspiration from the stunning William Morris wallpaper patterns decorating the Victorian interior of the Tudor mansion.
Morris’s designs ‘Daisy’, ‘Trellis’ and ‘Pomegranate’ offer a wealth of inspiration for Woollen Woods crafters with flowers, foliage, fruit, insects and birds bringing the outside in, to the almost 500-year-old hall. William Morris was endlessly inspired by nature and Up For Crafts hopes to bring the inside, out again with this heritage-focused craft challenge for Voluntary Arts Week 2016.
You can take part in Woollen Woods in lots of ways. You could join in with one of our free workshops or you could get crafting at home. Love to knit, felt, crochet or stitch? Are you part of a local craft group? Why not get making to contribute your skills to Woollen Woods at Speke Hall?
Visit our Facebook page for ideas and patterns. Please deliver items labelled with your name and contact details to: BBC Radio Merseyside, 31 College Lane, Liverpool, L1 3DS by Thursday 2nd June 2016.
The display will be open to visitors at Speke Hall from Saturday 4th June and will continue throughout the summer. Visit www.voluntaryartsweek.org for more information.
Woollen Woods Crafters Day at Speke Hall
Monday 9th May 2016 from 1-5pm
Speke Hall The Walk, Liverpool, L24 1XD
Places are strictly limited, booking essential.
Ring BBC Radio Merseyside’s A-team to reserve your place on 0151 794 0984
Booking includes free entry to Speke Hall and free workshop
All materials will be provided
Lunch will not be provided but light refreshments will be provided free of charge
Join Up for Crafts at Speke Hall for a special afternoon of heritage-inspired making. Participants will receive a free private tour of the hall to gather inspiration before getting creative in a workshop with artist Becky Waite.
Try a range of different sewing and embroidery techniques to create crafted flora and fauna for the Woollen Woods installation that will launch at Speke Hall in June.