North East sheep farmers are holding a special sheep and shepherds event at York Minster on 12 October to coincide with the Campaign for Wool's Wool Week.
The special event at York Minster will see an educational and entertaining show put on right outside the South Door featuring different breeds of sheep. The show will conclude with a sheep shearing demonstration and alongside will be a spinning and weaving display showing how a fleece is turned into something beautiful and useful.
Also unveiled on the day will be a specially-commissioned 5" x 3" Union Jack made entirely from Yorkshire wool - spun, dyed and crocheted by Sheffield spinner Diane Fisher.
The event will run from 11.00am to 3.00pm and is open both to members of the public and pupils of the near-by Minster School, who as well as enjoying the sheep show will even get a chance to try their hand at spinning.
Three repeats of the half-hour sheep show will commence at 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm. The stars of the show will be available "backstage" throughout the morning. The Murmuring Wheel Group will be demonstrating spinning and weaving techniques throughout the event.
The event will also offer a final chance for people to sign the petition. Anyone unable to make it on the day can sign online at http://www.countrysideonline.co.uk/wool-petition