Wednesday, 19 March 2014

If you go down to the woods today ....

..... you're in for a big surprise.  

There's a great project going on at the moment called the Woollen Woods, lead by Cumbria-based arts organisation Eden Arts. Launched last year, Canopy is a visual art project showcasing artwork in the area's trees and woodlands.  Their plans culminated in a giant art exhibition in the woodland of the Lake District's Acorn Bank - a beautiful National Trust property - using decorations created and donated by knitters, crocheters, felters and other craft lovers.

This year the plan is to create an installation in the grounds of Sizergh Castle, another stunning National Trust property. 
And you can get involved.  Work shops are popping up all over the place in Cumbria so beginners can learn how to wet-felt and make their own acorns.  And you can find out more about the project and download patterns and an entry form.  Click here for more details.
And of course, if you want your little 'un to be among the trendsetters you can't go wrong with one of our acorn hats - perfect for woodlands and tying in perfectly with the National Trust emblem.  Click here to buy.
Or perhaps you'd prefer something for yourself.  A tea-cosy perhaps?  More details can be found on our website.

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