Local schools, other groups and museum visitors have been busy making pompoms over the last year, to turn in the sheep. The museums' very own 'flock of sheep' will be on display all month from the 6th October.
We would like to pass our thanks on to everyone who took part; Robin Hood Primary School, Hill Top Primary School, Halton District Brownies, Moortown Nursery, Batley Hall Nursing and Residential Home and the Trefoil Guild.
The fashion Design Challenge - The museum has been working with students from Priesthorpe High School, they visited site to find out all about the history and processes involved in making and designing clothes, from raw fleece up to finished garment. Then they got creative, by designing and making items of clothing inspired by the history of the woollen industry. The pupils even made their own patterns. The quality of work produced is amazing a big thank you to the staff and pupils for working with us on this brilliant project.
And lets not forget the week of celebrations during Wool Week.
Highlights during the week include;
• An exhibition of work designed by graduate fashion students form Huddersfield University.
• ‘baa ram ewe’ will be running workshops, in conjunction with Rowan Yarns, the Natural Dye Studio and some of the UK’s leading knitting designers.
• An exhibition the Knitting and Crochet Guild.
• a chance to see the cloth that created the James Bond suit - worn by Daniel Craig – woven in Huddersfield – courtesy of Taylor & Lodge.
• ‘live’ demonstrations of a working spinning mule – courtesy of Hainsworth Mill.
If you love wool and want to get involved please do phone us or pop in to see what’s going on.