Wednesday 11th of January 2012
WOW: the wonder of wool and the art of knit and stitch is a specially commissioned exhibition in the Gallery at Rheged from 14 January to 15 April 2012.
Among the 20+ contemporary artists taking part are members of The Wool Clip who will also be participating in a Yarnstorm around Rheged on Saturday 14 January. Everyone is welcome to come along with needles, hooks and wool to help cover all available surfaces around the building with wool, art and craft.
Marion Woolcott of The Wool Clip has been working closely with John Stokes and the team at Rheged and with exhibition curator, Trevor Pitt, on WOW and she was involved in knitting an amazing Herdwick gallery bench (on a wooden base created by local craftsman, Bill Ramsey), which is now a permanent fixture in the Gallery.