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Woolly Spires on Display at Lincoln Cathedral

Woolly Spires on Display at Lincoln Cathedral

Posted on 25th July, 2017

Hand knitted versions of six Lincolnshire parish churches will go on display in Lincoln Cathedral in August 2017, part of a community arts project.

The knitted churches have all been hand-crafted by community groups as part of the artsNK managed Woolly Spires project. The exhibition includes one church from each district of Lincolnshire:

  • St Denys’, Sleaford;
  • St Mary & St Nicolas, Spalding;
  • St Botolph’s (the Stump), Boston;
  • St James’, Louth;
  • St Wulfram’s, Grantham;
  • St Mary’s (Stow Minster), Stow.

Originally commissioned by The Collection in Lincoln, the project takes its inspiration from the fact that many of Lincolnshire’s churches were funded by wealthy landowners who made their fortune, literally, on the backs of the county’s iconic breed of sheep, the Lincoln Longwool.

artsNK have been working with community groups across Lincolnshire since 2009, supporting them to create amazingly detailed woollen versions of their local churches which are knitted over a scaled down model.

‘Woolly Spires’ will be available to view in the South Transept in August 2017 during normal opening hours: Monday - Friday, 7:15am - 8pm; Saturday - Sunday, 7:15am - 6pm. Entry may be restricted due to events so please call ahead before planning a visit.

The exhibition is included in the Cathedral admission fee: adult £8; concession £6.40; student (with valid ID) free; child (5-16) £4.80; under 5 free; family £20.80.

For more information about the Woolly Spires project visit the artsNK website or the Woolly Spires Facebook page.

'Woolly Spires' - Knitted Churches of Lincolnshire is an artsNK outreach project commissioned by The Collection in Lincoln. The project is funded by Arts Council England.

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