Crafting the Woods at Stretton Watermill

20 February 2019 

After the success of the last two year’s Woollen Woods at Stretton Watermill another exhibition is planned.  Crafters are encouraged to submit their creations to this fantastic event.  

The challenge is to create something for the outdoor exhibition. If you can crochet a ladybird, felt a fish or turn a toadstool then now is the time to contribute a crafted ‘something’ on the theme of ‘Water and Wildlife’.  All sorts of materials and techniques are welcome.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member Communities and Wellbeing said: “We’ve seen some impressive entries over the past two years so I have high hopes for our third Crafting the Woods event.

“We will also be having public workshop events on site on 11 and 12 May to help with ideas for works for the exhibition which is also part of the BBC’s Get Creative campaign.”   The new creations will be installed on site from 20 May and on view from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 29 September.  

Stretton Watermill is one of the country’s best preserved demonstration water powered corn mills, in rural Cheshire.  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.  Today, Stretton Watermill is open from spring to autumn each year and welcomes thousands of visitors and school pupils.  

Please either bring or post your creations to Kate Harland at Grosvenor Museum, 25-27 Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2DD by 7 May.  
Please add a label / luggage tag to your piece stating:
  • Your name
  • Your contact details (address, email, phone number)
  • What your piece is  
It won’t be possible to return items.
The woodlands by the car park grounds are free to visit and there is a small fee to access the rest of the site for more information visit:

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