To commemorate the centenary of the First World War Wonderwool Wales 2017 will be showcasing a Centenary Textile Exhibition in Hall 3. The exhibition will explore the role and development of handmade textiles including knitted, crocheted and felted items, during WW1. Visit the Centenary Textile Exhibition page for full details.
Knitted by a small group of Llandysul knitters, this will be on display in Hall 3 at this year's show. (image attached). Sue Howell will be looking after the exhibit and bringing a small display explaining how the exhibit came about. Sue is also hoping to produce a small booklet on the Llandysul Map which will be available for purchase at the show.
This exhibit has been produced by the Swansea based textile group Itchy Fingers Textiles, who exhibit annually at a number of venues around South Wales. During the Dylan Thomas celebrations of 2014 they created a model village using felt and other materials, that was exhibited as a show piece at the Taliesin Art Centre in Swansea University Grounds. It has since been exhibited at venues such as the County Hall in Swansea & the Dylan Thomas Centre. It was also used as a symbolic image at the Swansea Festival of Stitch celebrations in 2016.