Hull goes wild for wool with the woolly zoo

19 February 2018

Visitors to Hull History Centre will be greeted by an impressive collection of woolly animals (and not just sheep!) at the Hull Woolly Zoo exhibition. As part of Hull’s 2017 City of Culture celebrations, members of the public were invited to create woolly animals to feature in the special exhibition which is now open until 7th April 2018.

Over 200 woolly animals are on display at the exhibition which was inspired by Hull’s Springbank Zoological Gardens, which closed to the public in 1861. The woollen animals range in size from 6cm Gertrude the Goat to 6ft Daphne-Geraldine the Giraffe! Visitors can bid on any of the woolly creatures with a green star on their name tags to take home after the exhibition closes and all proceeds from the auction will be donated to charity.

It’s great to see such creative uses of wool in a region which is famed for its textile heritage, especially ones that get entire communities involved.

Make sure you tweet us at @LawtonYarns with your pictures from the exhibition and use the campaign hashtag #hullwoollyzoo.