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Piecing together marvellous mosaics

The latest Spotlight guest artist at The Wool Clip shop in Caldbeck (from 31 May) is Katy Galbraith (57), a designer and maker of mosaics who is based in Crieff in Perthshire. Katy's creations are known for their colour and are made with recycled materials such as wine bottles, broken car windows and other salvaged materials. A selection of Katy's ...
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Local landscapes on the walls of The Wool Clip

Carol Burns from Wigton is the latest artist to feature as one of The Wool Clip co-operative's Spotlight guests. Carol (70) captures north Cumbrian landscapes, wildlife and the changing seasons in both oils and watercolours and she was a founder member of the Fountain Gallery in Wigton. A selection of Carol's landscape paintings from around Skiddaw...
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Heritage crafts and modern creations from latest Spotlight artist, Viv

The Wool Clip co-operative has welcomed its latest Spotlight guest, Viv Walker (26), an artist, woodworker and archaeologist from Bampton near Shap. A selection of Viv's work is now on display and for sale in The Wool Clip's Caldbeck shop. "I met Viv through my son, Finn and she is the latest in a series of local artists and makers whose work has b...
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A first for The Wool Clip and a weaving inspiration

The Wool Clip shop at Caldbeck in Cumbria re-opened after its winter break (12 February) with the announcement of a new member for this Cumbrian co-operative. David Whitaker (84) has been weaving since just 2017 and has already developed the skills and creative approach to ensure that his wraps, scarves and blankets will be tomorrow's heirloom...
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Felt artist exhibits breed images at The Wool Clip

The Wool Clip's latest Spotlight exhibitor is Jane Firth of Ullswater Felt Art. Jane's needle-felted portraits of animals, particularly sheep, have been displayed at Woolfest in the past and were also recently part of the EVAN Open Studios exhibition at Eamont Bridge. Alice Underwood of The Wool Clip met Jane through the Cumbria Support Group of th...
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Clay meets wool with Lindsay at The Wool Clip

There are just a couple of weeks left to see the work of The Wool Clip's latest Spotlight guest, Lindsay Thomas, a potter from Otley near Leeds. Lindsay is an established collaborator with Jean Wildish of The Wool Clip, combining her ceramics with Jean's yarn and fabrics to create jewellery. Lindsay has an exhibition of her jewellery in The Wool Cl...
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Chris’s work welcomes visitors to newly refurbished hotel

A commissioned piece of work by Chris Crofts, a member of The Wool Clip, has been incorporated into the reception desk of The Ro Hotel in Bowness-in-Windermere. The large tufted rug has been incorporated into the reception desk of the recently refurbished hotel. The Ro opened at the beginning of July and represents a multi-million pound transformat...
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Craft bookbinder in the Spotlight as The Wool Clip re-opens

As The Wool Clip shop at Caldbeck re-opens post-lockdown, there is a Spotlight display of work by guest artist, Kate Bowles. Kate creates hand-bound notebooks and journals from recycled and vintage materials and a selection of her pieces will be on sale during April and May at The Wool Clip. "I first met Kate when I was doing a show at Saltaire in ...
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New member brings crochet creations to The Wool Clip

The Wool Clip shop at Caldbeck in Cumbria has re-opened with a selection of colourful crochet creations from a new member, Tracey Todhunter (56) of Armathwaite in the Eden Valley. Tracey is a knitwear and crochet designer, trading individually as Granny Cool and now the 12th member of the Cumbrian Wool Clip co-operative. "I've been a keen follower ...
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Woolfest stays online for 2021

Woolfest will be taking place online for the second year and is looking forward to welcoming thousands from around the world via social media. "We want to support as many of the businesses that would have been at Woolfest as we can," says Marion Rae, one of the organisers and a member of The Wool Clip. "Last year, we had just a few weeks to pull to...
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New opening hours

From Thursday 15th April 2021, our opening hours will be Thursday to Sunday 11.30am to 4.00pm. A member of The Wool Clip co-operative is in the shop each day and happy to answer queries about each members' goods, kits and involvement. COVID-19 measures are in place and we're keen to welcome back visitors, shoppers and friends.
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