Why not visit during the day, as it will be the hub for all things Sheep and Wool!
This area will be hosted again by British Wool Marketing Board, who are sponsoring the Fleece Competition, so you will be able to see all the entries of different fleeces from the many different breeds. The local Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers will be demonstrations. They will be on hand to answer questions and help with tips and ideas. Also taking place in this area will be Reg Marshall with demonstrations on Stick Dressing (Crook Making) . Why not enjoy a little retail therapy with retailers selling goods.
You will be able to find in this area:
An artist based in County Offaly, Ireland, who specialises in acrylic paintings of pets, animals and livestock. Commission pieces on Bangor Blue slate and canvas also available.
Tel: +353 (0)87 224 1810
Halifax Spinning Mill
Shed 66, The Old Airfield, Heck and Pollington Lane, Pollington, Goole, DN14 0BA
Spinners and Process of rare breed and natural sheep wools.
Tel: 01405 862270
Reg Marshall Sticks
15 The Bines, Clehonger, Hereford, HR2 9RA
Renown Stick and Crook Maker, demonstrating and selling crafted products.
Tel: 01981 251435
The Wool Room
Unit 4/5, Woodside Farm, Ketton Road, Empingham, Rutland LE15 8QD
The Wool Room is the leading retailer of wool home wares, beds and bedding delivering the very best natural, healthy sleep.
Tel: 01780 461217
The Wiltshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers.
Springfield House, Main Street, Keevil, Wiltshire, BA14 6LU
Have been in existence for over 50 years to promote and preserve our historical rural craft for generation to come.
Tel: 01380 870432
Website: Wiltshire Guild
You will also be able to find in this area:
BRITISH WOOL MARKETING BOARD
Wool House, Sidings Close, Canal Road, Bradford, BD2 1AZ
A full range of panels showing current wool market situation and useful hints on wool management.
Tel: 01274 688666
As well as the fleece competition taking place through the British Wool Marketing Board, they will also be working with Addington Fund who will be raising money with an ‘Identify The Breed’ from a selection of different wool samples.
9 Barford Exchange, Wellesbourne Road, Barford, Warwick, CV35 8AQ
Provides homes for farming families and hardship grants in times of emergency.
Tel: 01926 620135
Farming Community Network
Anthony Matthew, FCN Coordinator for Wiltshire and Hampshire
32 Avonfield, Holt, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 6RE
Free and local support for all in the farming community on any issues
Tel: 01225 782082 / 07951 452564
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)
Home Farm Bungalow, Wepham, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9RA
RABI is a grant making charity which helps farming people of all ages if they are in financial difficulty.
Tel: 01903 882741