The Woollen Woods in Derbyshire

A month or so ago I wrote about the upcoming Woollen Woods project that I was taking part in. Knitters from near and far created woodland creatures to be hung in Belper Park Woods as part of the Here and There Art Trail taking place in the town. The event was a huge success and seemed to delight everyone who was able to visit.

For those who were too far away or otherwise couldn’t make it I thought I’d post up a few snapshots plus a wonderful video created by the chaps at Ablewild.owlswool

I forgot to take my camera so these were only taken on my phone but the animals were so fabulous that even a dodgy phone picture can’t spoil them! I think the pic above should be named ‘Owls in Love’.

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Red squirrels eating acorns, ‘real’ red squirrels are such a rare sight that it was lovely to see our native breed even if only in knitted form. This must be Mummy, Daddy and baby squirrel.

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These three snails look distinctly like they might be up to no good, perhaps they were gossiping about the other animals in the woods that day.

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This guy has obviously eaten all of the acorns and is now having a rest by some beautiful flowers.

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There were even tree climbing bunnies, a sight you’ll only see in Derbyshire!! No doubt he was trying to get a better look at all the other chaps hiding in the trees.

I didn’t get a decent photo of everything (there was loads there!) and I was rather caught up hunting with my kids to find it all. The following video shows off a lot more but even this misses out some of the pieces, it just gives a wonderful feel of the whole event. My kids feature a lot in the video, my youngest took far more photos with his Grannie’s camera than I did. Hopefully the event will take place again next year and it is definitely worth a visit if you can.

24 Responses to The Woollen Woods in Derbyshire

  1. Oh wow this is absolutely amazing! Two of my favourite things – crafting and the forest. I wish I’d have been able to go, thank you for sharing your pictures.

  2. OH wow, these are fab, I would have loved to have seen this. There are some very talented knitters!! I agree those snails are definitely up to no good!

  3. Oh these look wonderful – I’ve been meaning to come over and visit this post after Lizzie shared it in the Forestry Commission group. We’d love to go next year – maybe we could persuade the in-laws to take a trip with us as they live fairly close.

  4. This isn’t far from me. I wish I had known about it. I will definitely visit next year. The squirrel family is just amazing 🙂

    • The kids were really in their element, running throughout the trees searching out the creatures