Wool Week at Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park

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Drop-in weaving sessions for children proved popular. They enjoyed being tied in into the simple back strap loom using a rigid heddle.

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This is where my Shetland wool comes from. This real character was happy to have his photo taken!

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This big beast is a Cotswold breed sheep by the name of Claudius. He did not want to look up or interact with me, perhaps that’s why the use of Cotswold wool has declined!

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This little girl stayed for ages and as it was the end of the day she was given the weaving to take home.

I was approached by the Cotswold Farm Park to come and weave with the public during Wool Week. I took several rigid heddle and back strap looms, ready warped up. Within minutes the children were weaving cheerfully and well. I also took a four shaft table loom on loan from Stroudwater Textile Trust for adults that wanted to explore ‘proper’ weaving.

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