Wool @ J13 new yarn festival Staffordshire

Wool @ J13 - new yarn show in Staffordshire

This May is the first-ever Wool @ J13 knitting and crochet show in Penkridge, Staffordshire

24th March 2017

The new Wool @ J13 wool and yarn festival will take place in Staffordshire on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2017. It's being held on a 600 acre farm near Penkridge, just one mile from J13 of the M6.

There'll be over 40 exhibitors, an eclectic mix of established traders and those who are just starting out. Established brands include TOFT, Little Gem Felts, Plant Dyed Wool, and Lynne Rowe Knitting & Crochet, while the new faces include Fiona Brennan from Sonic Knits, and Robert Mack with his bone china buttons. A full list of exhibitors can be found at the bottom of this page.

Wool @ J13 Toft alpaca

The event is run by wool artist Ingrid Wagner, along with Val James who runs the farm venue.

You can shop 'til you drop, and then take a break while getting hands on in a choice of workshops and talks on a diverse range of topics including left handed knitting, dizzy sheep spinning, and the habits of moths.

Demonstrations throughout the weekend will include shearing not only sheep but also angora rabbits, and if you're competitive you can get creative for the chance to win some great prizes.  

The festival will also support local charity The Donna Louise Trust, which provides pallative care for young children in Staffordshire and South Cheshire, through a ‘Time Shop’ raising funds over the weekend. And The Haywood Sisters, a close harmony trio from London, will provide musical entertainment, along with refreshments on site from Street Food vendors and a licensed bar. 

Wool @ J13 Sonic Knits knitting kit

For more details and to book tickets visit www.wool-j13.co.uk.

You can also get in touch with the festival team by emailing hello@wool-j13.co.uk or calling 01785 330757 or 07717 036213.

Art-Felt Design by Nanny Lynn

Artybird Carnforth

Bellica Yarns

Cotswold Alpacas

Crafts from the Dungeon

Elegant Chaos

Ewe and Ply

Fangfoss Pottery


Fig Tree Yarns

Fire and Fibre

For the Love of Yarn


Ingrid Wagner Rug & Art Creation

Jeniveve Handmade

Jenny Barnett

The Knitting Gift Shop

La La With Love

Little Gem Felts

Lynne Rowe Knitting & Crochet

National Angora Club with Lesley Hordon

Plant Dyed Wool


Rooster Yarns

Rebellious Rags

River Knits Yarn

Rosie’s Moments

Simply Sheepish

Sonic Knits

Staffordshire Buttons


Thistle and Tweed

Thread of Life


Watercolours and Lace

Wensleydale Longwool Ltd

Wool Zone

The Woolly Roadshow Griffiths Mill

Woolly Wednesdays Spinners & Knitters

The Yarn Café

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