The Woollen Woods is an enchanting outdoor art installation, created as part of Eden Arts’ CANOPY project. The exhibit features hundreds of woodland themed woollen artworks; all made using 100% wool, in support of ‘The Campaign for Wool’. In 2013 the public were invited to make artworks for the first installation at National Trust property Acorn Bank. Hundreds of artworks were created by artists, schools, groups and individuals from throughout the UK and beyond.

After the success of the first exhibition we invited people to make artworks for a 2014 Woollen Woods installation at National Trust property Sizergh. The exhibition is now open and features over 40 trees, which have been brought to life with woollen creation.

Want to make your own woodland themed woollen creation? There are lots of artwork ideas and patterns below, from felted squirrels, knitted birds to crochet leaves!

We are encouraging participants to re-use and recycle materials to make Woollen Woods artworks, so why not dig out your old woolly jumpers, socks and scarves! If you don’t have any suitable materials why not try your local charity shops. There are a number of fantastic retailers who stock pure wool materials, our recommended shops are:

Shetland Wool Brokers
Blacker Yarns
The Wool Room
The Real Shetland Company
Blooming Felt
The Wool Clip
Truly Twister Yarns
Gillian Gladrag