If you go down to the woods today, you really are in for a surprise. Crafters from across the region have created wonderful woolly creatures and plants for the Woollen Woods at Stretton Watermill.
Celebrating the 40th year since its restoration Stretton Watermill is planning a series of events to link to its local community and beyond. Woollen Woods is just one of the events.
Over 180 fantastic bugs, birds, flowers, fungi and mammals have been crocheted, knitted and felted and displayed in the beautiful wooded site. Visitors to the exhibition can enter a prize draw for a place on a needle felted class with Wulydermy.
Stretton Watermill is one of the country's best preserved demonstration water powered corn mills. The current mill building was started in 1630 on the footings of an earlier mill. In 1959, Stretton's last miller retired. The mill lay derelict for over a decade before being restored as a working museum, which opened to the public in 1977. The Watermill is open from spring to autumn each year welcoming thousands of visitors and school pupils.
Explore the woollen wonderland, where you might find tree creatures and minibeasts hiding in the woods, then make your own creature to join this amazing outdoor exhibition.
There are a number of activities running alongside the exhibition
Storytelling: Tales from the Trees
26 July 1pm – 4.30pm
Join an interactive storytelling with Gina Crouch and help bring traditional legends and modern stories to life.
The Woollen Wood will be on view from 13 May to 3 September.
CLICK HERE to check for opening times or call 01606 271641.