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Camp Bestival July 2023 and BESTIES!

Camp Bestival 2023

Woolly Hugs is headlining (in our hearts) at Camp Bestival this summer. Well we are ACTUALLY having a charity stall! Please come and find us if you are attending! Tortie will be in attendance.

We really need your help please beautiful people! Here’s how…

As well as spreading the woolly message and rallying more crafters to our ranks, we shall be running some craft activities and a game for visitors, and are looking to have a few craft items to sell. This is where BESTIES come in!

How to help by making…

The theme of Camp Bestival 2023 is animal snap and the animal kingdom, so we are looking for small handheld pocket friends in animal themes. Sewn, knitted, crocheted. These sold incredibly well last year, and with your love and support they will again. This quote from the organisers….

“Animals come in all shapes, sizes and styles…just like us lot in the human race… We wanted to celebrate the amazing 8.7 million species there are out there in the world! From the tiddliest underwater creature in the depths of the oceans to the highest bird in the sky… Travel down as a family of animals, come and find your mate in the crowd, team up with a tribe or friendly up with a twin flame. Whatever your vibe, wear it with pride and join in the Animal Snap!” Josie & Rob da Bank.

So loads of possibilities, please note we are not looking for matching pairs, just singles. Have included Ali’s pattern from last year should folk wish to use it as a base for their Bestie. Scroll down..

Have a look at this Pinterest board for ideas..

How to help us by purchasing resources.

The children loved making pompoms last year, parents donated for these craft workshops, and it was a fabulous opportunity to chat about the work Woolly Hugs does. The number of crafters was pretty limited by the number of kits we had. So if anyone would like to buy us a set or two, thank you so so much, have a look here (at scissors and pompom makers) Our Amazon Wish List

Last posting for Camp Bestival is Saturday 15th July, to Teddington, please write BESTIES on the outside!

Photos from 2022


This is the pattern from 2022 if anyone wishes to use as a base…

 One for the Crochet crew. This is the base as devised by lovely Ali Oxford. Suggestions for personalising are as below. Safety eyes only please, or embroidered. We can email a PDF if that’s easier, email us on admin@woollyhugs.com

Woolly Bugs can be made in any yarn and colour. You can use plain or variegated yarn. Personalise your bug with accessories – spots, spikes, hats, wings, hair, etc. You could make them into real bugs – ladybirds, bees, etc. Let your imagination run wild. Please ensure that all accessories are securely attached to your bug

Accessory Ideas