2015 Events

Wool and Sheep Events in 2015

Please let me know of any events missing from this list so I can add them.

Please note that, while I take great care to ensure the information listed below is accurate,  you should check exact dates, location etc for yourself on each event website.

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January

Felt Celebration  Borders Textile Towerhouse Hawick TD9 9BZ  4 Oct 2014 - 31 Jan 2015

Woven Through History  New Lanark Mill, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ML11 9DB  2 January - 22 March

The Fibre of Wales The Andrew Lamont Gallery, Brecon, Wales. 9 January - 8 February

The Department of Repair: Tom of Holland Darning Techniques Workshop  Camberwell Space, London SE5 8UF  16 January

Second Waltham Abbey Wool Show  Marriott Hotel, Waltham Abbey, EN9 3LX  18 January

NSA Central Region Winter Fair  Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AH  29 January

2015 International Design & Make Cambrian Mountains Welsh Wool Closing date for Applications 2 February

February

2015 International Design & Make Cambrian Mountains Welsh Wool Closing date for Applications 2 February

Woven Through History  New Lanark Mill, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ML11 9DB  2 January - 22 March 2015

The Fibre of Wales  The Andrew Lamont Gallery, Brecon, Wales. 9 January - 8 February

Unravel, A Festival of Knitting  Farnham Maltings, Farnham  GU9 7QR  20 - 22 February

St Abbs Wool Festival   Ebba Centre & Visitor Centre, St Abbs, Northumberland  28 February

March

Woven Through History  New Lanark Mill, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ML11 9DB  2 January - 22 March 2015

Edinburgh Yarn Festival  The Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh  EH14 1RJ  14 - 15 March

Dornoch Grand Fibre Fest  Dornoch Social Club, Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3PF  13 - 15 March

P-LUSH  Ricoh Arena, Coventry  CV6 6GE   27 -28 March

British Alpaca Futurity  Ricoh Arena, Coventry  CV6 6GE   27 -28 March

April

Toft Alpaca Farm & Craft Studio Open Day  The Toft Alpaca Shop, Dunchurch, Rugby CV22 6NR   6 April

Spring Rare Breed Sale   York Auction Centre, Murton Lane, Murton, York YO19 5GF    25 April

Wonderwool Wales  Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY   25 - 26 April

May

Wharfe Wool Fair  Otley Courthouse, Otley, LS21 3AN  9 May

I Knit Fandango  Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Westmister, London  15-16 May

Woollen Woods  Various locations nationwide  15 – 24 May

Tynedale Guild WSD Spinners Gathering  Stocksfield Community Centre, Northumberland NE43 7HL  16 May

Scotland's Knitting Only Show (Machine Knitting)  New Lanark Mills, South Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB  16 May

John Arbon Textiles Open Weekend  Mole Mill, South Molton Devon EX36 3LH  16 - 17 May

FOFEST  Alphington Primary School, Exeter  EX2 8RQ  16 - 17 May

NSA Welsh Sheep 2015  Glanmeheli and Drefor Farms, Kerry, Near Newtown  19 May

Highland WoolFest 2015   Dingwall Mart, Dingwall IV15 9TP   23 May

Kettlewell Mayfest  Kettlewell, Upper Wharfedale, North Yorkshire.  23 May

Shipston Wool Fair  Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire  25 May

Wool & Willow Festival  The Minerva Arts Centre, Powys SY18 6BY 30 May - 27 June

Proper Woolly  Holsworthy Livestock Market, Devon  30 - 31 May

June

Wool & Willow Festival  The Minerva Arts Centre, Powys SY18 6BY 30 May - 27 June

North Sheep 2015  Millstone Moor Farm, Cockermouth, Cumbria  CA13 0QA  3 June

Leeds Wool Festival Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Leeds LS12 2QF 6 June

NSA Sheep South West 2015  Higher Nichols Nymet, Nichols Nymet, North Tawton   16 June

Royal Highland Show  Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh  EH28 8NB  18 - 21 June

The Big Woolly Weekender   Devon 20 -21 June

Woolfest 2015  Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ   26 - 27 June

July

The Wool Experience Blaze Farm, Cheshire SK11 0BL   4 July

Devon Guild WSD Open Day & Fleece Sale  America Hall, Pinhoe, Exeter.  11 July

Southern Shears UK  Holmbush Farm World, Nr. Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 4SE  12 July

The Great Yorkshire Show  Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ   14 - 16 July

Woolfeis 2015    Benderloch by Oban, Argyll 16 -18 July

Lambeth Sheep Show  Brockwell Park, London SE24 9BJ  18 - 19 July

Weald & Downland Rare Breed Show  Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester PO18 0EU 19 July

Fibre-East  Redborne Community College, Ampthill, Bedford.  25 - 26 July (plus workshops prior to event)

August

Pop Up Wool Week  Cotesbach Educational Trust, Cotesbach Leicestershire LE17 4HX   1 - 9 August

British Wool Show York Auction Mart Murton, York YO19 5GF  7 - 8 August

Popup Wool Show  The Oval Leisure Centre, Bebington, Cheshire CH63 7LF  15 August

Association of Guilds Summer School  Moreton Morrell Centre, Moreton Morrell,  Warwickshire CV35 9BL  16 - 23 August

Glastonbury Wool Festival   Glastonbury, Somerset 22 August

Horsely Wool Fair  The Hearth Arts Centre, Horsely, Northumberland NE15 0NT 22 August

September
 
Bristol Wool Fair  Bristol Exhibtion Centre, Washingpool Farm, Main Road, Easter Compton,  BS35 5RE 
11 - 13 September

Findon Sheep Fair & Village Festival.  Nepcote Green, Findon Village, Sussex  12 September

Dolphin Sheep Fair  The South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex   RH17 6TL  17 September

The Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival  Lanark Agricultural Centre, Lanark, ML11 9AX   26 September

Masham Sheep Fair  Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4DZ  26 - 27 September

Yarndale  Skipton Auction Mart Gargrave Road Skipton BD23 1UD  26 - 27 September

Llandovery Sheep Festival  Market Square and Castle Fields, Llandovery,  Carmarthenshire 26 - 27 September

Shetland Wool Week  Various venues in Shetland  26 September - 4 October

October

Wool Week Campaign for Wool

Shetland Wool Week  Various venues in Shetland  26 September - 4 October

Autumn Rare Breed Sale   York Auction Centre, Murton Lane, Murton, York YO19 5GF   2 October

The Knitting & Stitching Show  Alexandra Palace, London.  7 - 11 October

West Wales Wool Show  Queens Hall & Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth  SA67 7AS 10 October

Bakewell Wool Gathering   Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell DE45 1AH  17 - 18 October 

Countryside Live   Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ  17 - 18 October 

The Glasgow School of Yarn  Mackintosh Church at Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7EL  23 - 24 October

Kendal Wool Gathering   K Village, The Lakes Outlet, Kendal   24 - 25 October

4th Burscough Fibre Fest  The Grove on the Station Approach, Burscough. West Lancashire, L40 0RZ  25 October

Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza  The Gillis Centre, Edinburgh EH9 1BB  29 October - 1 November

November

Wovember - On line event for whole of November

St Abbs Wool Festival  Ebba Centre & Visitor Centre, St Abbs  7 November

Festiwool The Yarn and Wool Fair  North Herts College, Hitchin  14 November

North Pennines Wool Group's Wool Event   Trinity Hall, Hexham, Northumberland  14 November

Winter Fair & Open Studios  The Hearth Arts Centre, Horsely, Northumberland NE15 0NT  21 - 21 November

Winter Woollies  Home Farm, Nanpantan, LE11 3YG  22 November

The Knitting & Stitching Show  Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate.  26 - 29 November

December

The Little Grey Sheep Open Weekend  Well Manor Farm, Well, Hampshire RG29 1TL UK  12 - 13 December

Toft Alpaca Open Day    The Toft Alpaca Shop, Dunchurch, Rugby CV22 6NR  19 December