St Abbs prepares for its Wool Festival

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St Abbs Visitor Centre and St Abbs Wool Festival have teamed up to celebrate the area’s wildlife by recreating it in wool.

Residents are being urged to replicate St Abbs flora and fauna in a ‘Woolscape’ to go on display in the Visitor Centre.

Organiser Georgia Connolly said: “St Abbs is set in a wonderful natural environment. With a Voluntary Marine Reserve and a National Nature Reserve, there’s always lots going on and plenty of wildlife to spot all year round. However we can’t always see it all; some creatures are very elusive and not all of us can dive around the harbour rocks to view life under the sea.”

The Woolscape Project will launch at the Wool Festival on Saturday March 1 where you will can see knitted examples of local creatures, pick up a pattern to take home and have a go at crocheting a starfish or knitting a woolly whale and find out how to felt a fish!

The Wool Festival features demonstrations by spinners, knitters and felters. To find out how you can get involved, visit the Festival at the Ebba Centre on Saturday March 1 between 10am and 4pm. Entry is £2 (under 16s free) including raffle entry. For more, see or call organiser Jennie on 018907 71154.