Originally commissioned by The Collection, Lincoln, Woolly Spires is a county-wide project managed by artsNK that 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 Lincolnshire Long Wool. Since 2009, we have brought together community groups to create knitted versions of churches using the wool of the Lincolnshire Long Wool.
This is the first time that all the completed Woolly Spires have been shown together! This exhibition includes a knitted version of a church from each district of Lincolnshire; St. Denys, Sleaford; St. Mary & St. Nicolas, Spalding; St. Botolph’s (the Stump), Boston; St. James’ Church, Louth; St. Wulfram’s Church, Grantham; and St. Mary’s Church (Stow Minster), Stow.
Woolly Spires’ will be available to view during normal Cathedral opening hours. The exhibition is free, but normal Cathedral entry charges apply.
For more information about Lincoln Cathedral , including opening times visit the website https://lincolncathedral.com
To find out more about Woolly Spires, visit the Woolly Spire’s facebook page.