Woolly Spires at St James’ church, Louth

16th January 2018 to 31st May 2018

Woolly Spires on show at St James, Louth

A chance to see the popular Woolly Spires – Knitted Churches of Lincolnshire on display together at one of the churches depicted. Visit the medieval church of St James’, Louth to see the knitted version of the church, alongside woolly versions of St. Denys, Sleaford; St. Mary & St. Nicolas, Spalding; St. Botolph’s (the Stump), Boston; St. Wulfram’s Church, Grantham; and St. Mary’s Church (Stow Minster), Stow. 

Originally commissioned by The Collection, Lincoln, Woolly Spires was a county-wide project managed by artsNK that took 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 a number of years community groups worked hard to create a woollen church from each district of Lincolnshire. 

The final knitted churches were completed in 2018 and were displayed all together for the first time in Lincoln Cathedral last August. 

For church opening times and visiting information please click here. 

For further images and to keep up to date with the project visit the Woolly Spires facebook page.

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Start: 16th January 2018

End: 31st May 2018

Cost: FREE - drop in.