Woolly Spires

Woolly Spires at Lincoln CathedralWoolly Spires at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre


30 September to 13 January

Originally commissioned by The Collection, Lincoln, Woolly Spires takes its inspiration from Lincolnshire’s history. In the past, many of the county’s churches were funded by wealthy landowners who made their fortune (quite literally) on the backs of the area’s iconic breed of sheep, the Lincolnshire Long Wool.

Since 2009, ArtsNK have brought together a range of community groups to create knitted versions of Lincolnshire churches, using the coat of the Lincolnshire Long Wool.

This exhibition features knitted versions of many well-known local churches, including St. Denys, Sleaford; St. Mary and St. Nicolas, Spalding; St. Botolph’s (the Stump), Boston; St. James’ Church, Louth; St. Wulfram’s Church, Grantham; and St. Mary’s Church (Stow Minster), Stow.

What our visitors said:

“The Churches are an amazing achievement by many hands.” – A.M

“The woollen churches were amazing – I will tell all my crafty friends.” – P. Skinn

“Amazing work! The time spent making the churches must have been staggering. Well done to all involved!” – J. Grant

“The woolly churches are lovely. Great workmanship.” – P.J Parkinson

This project is funded by Arts Council England.

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