Wonderwool Wales will this year host a range of fascinating textile exhibitions, including a knitted map of Llandysul, a felt model of Llareggub Village and displays brought together to mark the centenary of the First World War.

To further commemorate the Great War there will also be costumed re-enactors wearing authentic reproduction clothing from 100 years ago, and show organisers are inviting hand-made contributions for their Centenary Textiles Community Project: A Curtain of Poppies.

The hugely popular wool and natural fibres festival on April 22 and 23 at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells will showcase a Centenary Textiles Exhibition in Hall 3.

Jane Veevers, organiser of the event, said: "This will explore the role and development of handmade textiles including knitted, crocheted and felted items, during World War 1.

"It will include Centenary Stitches, a project co-ordinated by costumier Pauline Loven, a range of Circular Sock Knitting Machines demonstrated by Hilary Kendall and various displays telling the story of textiles 100 years ago.

“Alongside this, we’re hoping to bring together our community of textile makers to recreate the united determination of the WW1 volunteers.

"There’ll be an interactive area where volunteers can make a textile poppy for an installation we’re planning for Wonderwool Wales 2018, to mark the end of the Great War.

"Our ‘Curtain of Poppies’ will include 887,858 textile poppies, to commemorate each person from the UK who died serving their country.

“If individuals or textile groups would like to make a larger contribution, they are invited to make lengths of poppies. Instruction leaflets can be picked up at the show or find the patterns and further information on the show website.”