Posted by sally, October 16, 2013
This week is wool week a celebration of all things woolly. The campaign was initiated by The Prince of Wales in 2010 in order promote the benefits of this wonderful, sustainable, cosy fabric.
Since it’s launch wool week has been launched on a global scale with celebrations happening across many different countries including Germany, Spain, Italy, China and Korea. Wool is going global again!
If your like us and love wool and want to get involved in Wool Week there’s lots of things you can do:
Knit Nation:Pop into John Lewis in either their Edinburgh or London’s stores and get free knitting classes free amazing knitwear brand wool-in-the-gang. You may also catch a glimpse Daisy Lowe or Oliver Proudlock knitting in the Oxford Street windows. You can even knit your own Christmas jumper
Wool School: This initiative, kicked off in 2012, pairs 15 talented UK fashion students with brands including Hobbs, Jigsaw, Topshop, Christopher Raeburn, M&S and Barbour to design and produce limited edition jumpers.All jumpers have to be comprised of at least 80% wool to enter and 5% of proceeds go to fashion education programmers.
PicKnit: Have your own PicKnit. Download a stunning PicKnit Blanket pattern from the Campaign for Real Wool website and get knitting.
Events are taking place all over the country and internationally. One of the biggest events is being held at Low Sizergh Barn a beautiful farm in Kendal. There will be a whole range of woolly activities including knitting, crochet, pom-pom sheep making – with a micro flock from the famous Pom-Pom sheep parade, finger knitting with PinkyKnits and a British Wool sorting table with Dr Wool in residence to answer all woolly questions. You can even purchase one of our woolly jumpers at their farm shop.