**Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, Derby Book Festival has been cancelled. The organisers hope to reschedule planned events in the autumn. Please check their website for further details: www.derbybookfestival.co.uk **
This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain’s Knitted History
This Golden Fleece is a meditation on the craft and history of knitting, and a fascinating exploration of wool’s influence on our landscape, history and culture.
Esther Rutter grew up on a sheep farm in Suffolk learning to spin, weave and knit as a child. She travelled the length of the British Isles unearthing the fascinating histories of communities whose lives were shaped by wool. From the mill workers of the Border countries, to the English market towns built on profits of the wool trade, and the Highland communities cleared for sheep farming, she explores wool’s rich culture by knitting and crafting culturally significant garments from our history reminding us of the value of craft and our intimate relationship with wool.
Venue: World Collection Gallery, Derby Museum & Art Gallery
Please note: booking for this event is by phone only at QUAD on 01332 290606. Booking deadline is Friday 22 May.
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