Please note: unfortunately this event has been cancelled.
Come along for a discussion exploring the scope and impact of the UK's sheep and wool industry, from forming the identity and livelihood of local rural areas, to the post-industrial, high carbon, global supply chains. The speakers will also reflect on the regeneration of local, small-scale and organic livestock approaches and the connections with makers.
Speakers: Lydia Hardy (South West Fibreshed affiliate, farmer and shepherd) and Ian Mackintosh (local historian and author).
Chair: Patricia Brien (curator and researcher).
This discussion is part of a series of events inspired by the agricultural histories of the area and the Museum in the Park's 'prize sheep' paintings and associated pieces from the collection. The events explore contemporary models of local and regionally connected farming for low-impact textile crafting practices.
Image: Man with Prize Sheep c.1800 © Museum in the Park, Stroud. Artist unknown.