Woolly mammoth needs a home

Ellie Davies with her giant Goldsmiths pom-pom
Ellie Davies with her giant Goldsmiths pom-pom

AWARD-winning Hebden Bridge artist Ellie Davies needs a home for her colourful coursework creation - a giant pompom!

Ellie, 22, now completing a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, has spent the best part of two years creating her major statement piece and wanted to thank everyone in and around the Calder Valley who had helped by providing wool. Last week she learned that she had been awarded the Goldsmiths Elke Lacey Award for textiles, which includes £1,000 to research textile archives.

Ellie, daughter of Mick and Christine Davies of Charlestown, between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, is now looking for somewhere to display the giant ball of multi-coloured wool. “I would love to see it in Hebden,” she said. “I remember getting lost for hours in the rhythm of winding and wrapping wool making pompoms.

“My nan was a fantastic knitter and my mum is too - our house in Hebden is full with baskets of brightly coloured wool.”