Embracing Wool is a collaboration of professional wool artisans who want to share their enthusiasm for their craft. Based in Yorkshire and neighbouring counties, our artists primarily work with and promote the use of wool as a medium for their work. Wool is a natural and versatile resource. Its uses vary from traditional crafts, such as spinning, weaving, feltmaking and knitting. To its use as a medium in contemporary textile art, where modern techniques of wet felting and needle felting are nurtured.
Embracing Wool members provide exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, to show the versatility of the exciting medium that is wool. We want to encourage people to participate in learning new techniques and in turn push the boundaries of this diverse and exciting medium.