A great attraction at Fabric of the North is the free, drop-in, do-it-yourself Wacky Wall, which offers visitors of all ages an enjoyable and light-hearted experience of tapestry weaving. Visiting families and children will be encouraged to help build the ‘wall’ by weaving tapestry 'bricks'.
A large loom allows for a large tapestry, and two weavers will be able to work side by side. Colourful yarns, glittery beads and other attractive embellishments will be supplied, as well as swing tag labels so each weaver can immortalise their name in the work. Volunteer stewards will be on hand to offer advice and encouragement, and supply more information and resources for anybody who decides they would like to pursue tapestry weaving in future.
The beautiful yarns in the Wacky Wall have been generously supplied by Airedale Yarns of Shipley, West Yorkshire.
Wacky Wall: open daily at Cromford Mills, 7 May to 23 May.