Find out more about this ancient Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers working on the dressing. The main well in Wormhill is a very large sectional board. This is filled with clay then the theme, drawn on tracing paper, is placed on the clay and ‘pricked out’. This means using a dress makers wheel to make marks on the clay along each line, like a dot-to-dot puzzle. The picture is then outlined with alder cones and filled in with other natural materials – beans, berries, reeds, flower petals…
Hargate Wall Farm, Hargate (SK17 8SJ) Follow the signposts when you enter the village.
Nearest Tourist Information Centre
Buxton (Tel: 01298 25106)
Donations gratefully accepted.
|Mon 19 - Fri 23 Aug 2013||10:00|
|Notes||There is usually at least one dresser on site.|
Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8TA
Map reference: SK 118750 Lat: 53.27185 Long: -1.82451
Parking : free
Nearest station : 5 miles (8.0 kms) from Buxton station
|Sat 24 Aug 2013 - Sun 1 Sep 2013||Wormhill Well Dressing|