I've been on holiday for the last week in the Highlands of Scotland (the rain and my forgetfulness means I have no pictures of my visit there), on the way back I decided to visit the Rheged Centre in Cumbria (conveniently just off the motorway home) to see their WOW exhibition, otherwise known as Wonder of Wool.  As you may guess from the name of the exhibition this little exhibition was dedicated to wool in all its forms - fresh from the sheep, off a variety of needles or even recycled.

A salon bench (one of several) covered in knitting from a group

A gallery of pieces all made in wool by locals

There were knitted houses of crime (replicas of places where murderesses had lived) and work knitted by children inspired by a car factory and there were even a flock of Cumbrian sheep ... 
...all made from 100% wool (ideally British) and which the organisers hope will be joined by thousands of others (

Although only a fairly small exhibition this was an interesting look at how wool can be used and how other people see it.  Definitely an ideal break from the M6!


Sana Saroti said…
Those little sheep are too cute!