Woollen Woods comes to Speke Hall

Speke Hall has teamed up with Liverpool Up for Crafts to transform the Kitchen Garden into a crafter’s paradise. This year's Woollen Woods installation was inspired by the wonderful William Morris wallpaper designs inside the hall and so we've take the indoors outdoors.

Morris was endlessly influenced by nature so what better way to pay homage to his designs than to take them back into the wild!

Our team of crafters have used the three designs ‘Daisy’, ‘Trellis’ and ‘Pomegranate’ to inspire their crafty creations and a whole host of flowers, foliage, fruit, insects and birds have now taken over the Kitchen Garden. Look out for recreations of the 'Trellis' pattern, a whole host of lemon trees and a unique take on the 'Daisy' design inside the glasshouse.

Don't forget to pop inside the Hall while you're here to see the original wallpaper designs. There's an Arts & Crafts exhibition running throughout the house where you can also discover how and why the Morris designs were brought into a Tudor house as well as Speke's Pre-Raphaelite links and the scandalous intrigues that went on during Frederick Leyland's tenancy.