the Wool and Sheepskin industry in Powys is a co-operative
project with 2 other LEADER+ groups, the Fells and Dales
in Cumbria and North Antrim LEADER+ in Northern Ireland.
The aim of the project is to aid the development of
the wool and sheepskin industry in all three areas.
The project contains elements that all three groups
work on (Joint Actions) and elements that happen in
the respective areas.
The joint actions will include regular
meetings between groups to share best practice and ideas,
the establishment of an archive of sheepskins from each
area, a number of seminars to raise the awareness of
sheepskins and the development of a best practice preservation
protocol for wool on sheepskins.
Also taking place under this project
will be the following activities -
new highlight of the Smallholder at the Royal Welsh
Showground Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. WONDERWOOL WALES
is an exciting new event to bring together people from
near and far who share a passion for wool and natural
fibres and to showcase the outstanding quality and versatility
of fibres, products and skills that form the backbone
of the stunning array of related industries in Wales.
Aiming to complement the existing
festival elements, WONDERWOOL WALES will feature exhibitions,
promotions, displays and trade stands from a broad selection
of organisations, producers and crafts as well as the
WOOL SCHOOL where information, demonstrations and classes
will be available and an exhibition of winners' works
from the WONDER OF WOOL competition.
Further information on the event,
stalls or the competition and applications for stalls
are available from the Glasu office. Alternatively if
you would like to go on the mailing list please contact
Click here for a link to the Wonderwool Wales website