KAT WOOD

Wool Series


This workshop forms part of an ongoing residency with Green Michelin Starred restaurant, Where The Light Gets In.

Throughout the residency Kat's aim was to open up the debate about the relationships between food and the environment, economic and social concerns through a series of creative workshops and events. Each workshop explores how artistic strategies can be used to address wide-ranging issues relating to food, agriculture and the environment.

A sharp fall in the value of wool has resulted in farmers burning it because the price no longer covers the cost of shearing.

Wool now generates as little as 20-30p per kilo, which has led to hundreds of thousands of tonnes of UK wool being wasted.

Wood ran a communal Felting workshop,  the sheep’s wool was wet felted, one of the oldest known textiles, into sheets for community garden The Landing, to protect new growth from frost.


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