Wonderwool Wales is an annual showcase of wool and natural fibres for knitters, crochet enthusiasts and felt makers.

First held in 2006 to promote the market for Welsh wool, the festival celebrates the green credentials of Welsh wool and its versatility as a material for creative crafts, designer clothes, home furnishings and more. The festival has grown year on year and covers everything from the start to the end of the creative process.

Starting off by predominantly featuring wool and wool products, the showcase has broadened to include a whole range of natural fibre items, including alpaca, mohair, angora, hemp, flax and silk.

This year's event will take place at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells on April 27 and 28. There will be knitting, crochet and crafting workshops, master classes, demonstrations of spinning, weaving and felting and more than 200 stalls.

Exhibits of live sheep and goats will also be taking place, alongside entertainment events such as 'Sheepwalk' (a woolly take on the catwalk) and arts exhibitions. These include a flock of colourful crocheted and knitted seagulls (the result of a community arts project led by Vicky Harrison of Bristol’s Crafting the City) and a display of some of the thousands of poppies from Wonderwool Wales’ commemorative Curtain of Poppies which took centre stage at the 2018 show.

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