Originally commissioned by The Collection, Lincoln, Woolly Spires was a county-wide project managed by artsNK that took 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 Long Wool.
Over 8 years artsNK brought together community groups to create knitted versions of churches using the wool of the Lincoln Long Wool sheep. 3D woolly versions of St Denys’ Church, Sleaford, St Mary & St Nicolas, Spalding; St Botolphs’ Church, Boston (the Boston Stump); St James, Louth; St.Wulfrums in Grantham, and Stow Minster, in the village of Stow (five miles south of Gainsborough) were completed as part of the project.
All six completed woolly spires were shown together at Lincoln Cathedral in August 2017. The Woolly Spires are currently on display at St James’s church in Louth.
To keep up the date with the project and find out where you can see the Woolly Spires on display next visit the project Facebook page.