In my capacity as a Friend of Helmshore Mills Textile Museum I am currently co-organising a fun day in celebration of Wool. This is in recognition of International Wool Week, which this year runs from 15-21st October.
Helmshore Mills Textile Museum is a wonderful resource near Rossendale, Lancashire and well worth a visit at any time. In addition to the usual demonstrations of spinning equipment and many exhibits related to the textile history of the region, on Sunday 21st October from 12-4 visitors will be able to watch, try and learn a range of textile crafts using wool, including weaving, spinning, knitting, felt making and many more. Wool will be at the centre of the event with live rare breeds sheep coming along for the fun too! We want the day to be fun, informative and inspiring! Further details will soon be available on the website at www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add details here as things progress!