Stuffing events are taking place at Fibre Festivals and smaller events are being organised by many groups, guilds and organisations. The list below will be updated regularly as events are planned and then details are confirmed. Most stuffing events are now taking place until the end of May, with a few focusing on the Paralympic Games later than this.
It is also possible for a group to hold their own stuffing event - more details on the Planning a Stuffing Event page. If your group would like to consider their own stuffing event then please contact us.
The date we're asking for most cushions to be made by is 31 May 2012. This allows plenty of time for stuffing the last cushions and getting them all transported to the appropriate places. Some stuffing events are taking place in June and July - these are primarily stuffing cushions for Paralympic athletes.
Posting Cushions If you can't get to a stuffing event, then you can post your cushion(s) to us and our volunteers will stuff and finish it for you. Full details here.
Cliburn Knit and Natter Group, Cliburn, Cumbria Saturday 16 June
Cliburn Village Hall, Eden Valley, Near Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3AL. 16 June. 10am to 3pm. There is a large car park at the front of the building and disabled access. Tea and coffee, plus 'bring and share' food available throughout the day. For further information contact Alice: sales AT sheepfold.co.uk
Woolfest 2012, Cockermouth, Cumbria Friday 22 to Saturday 23 June
Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ. Woolfest 2012 will be held on Friday 22 June 10am-6pm & Saturday 23 June 10am-5pm
Woolfest is a celebration of natural fibres, especially all aspects of wool, wool products and wool crafts. It has been organised by members of The Wool Clip cooperative since 2005 and attracts over 5000 visitors and wool enthusiasts each year, as well as over 160 stallholders, farmers and crafts people.
There are at least 2 major stuffing events being planned for Bedford focusing on the Paralympic teams, and smaller number of Olympic teams that will be in Bedford for pre-Games training. One of these at least is likely to be in the summer. More details will be posted as plans are finalised, but if you are making late cushions and can't get to Bedford for the stuffing events then they can be posted to Jan, the organiser. You can contact Jan using the contact here. Please mark your email 'Woolsack'.
Fibre-East Scald End Farm, Mill Lane, Thurleigh, Bedford, MK44 2DP
14th and 15th July
We are finishing our stuffing events in a very special way at this event. Look out for news of the exciting Woolsack activities that will be taking place at Fibre-East.
More Stuffing Events needed in June and early July - please contact us if you are interested in holding one.