Sunday, 7 October 2018

Covent Garden Pop Up Set For This Year's Campaign For Wool Week

This year is the ninth The Campaign for Wool UK Wool Week and there are a lot of woolly events planned! The term Wool Week is a bit of a misnomer because celebrations are actually taking place between 8th and 21st October.

The campaign will showcase the excellence of British wool in a variety of products. The main event is a Covent Garden pop-up on Thursday 11 and Friday 12th October to educate consumers about the 'careability' of wool, dispelling myths that clothes made out of wool are hard work to launder and look after.

Pop-up image courtesy of campaignforwool.org
Two huge containers filled with wool-covered furniture carpets and garments will also have AEG washing machines to demonstrate how easy wool is to care for.

Other Wool Week events include:
  • Northern Yarn hosting talks at Lancaster City Museum with a knitwear design researcher, a shepherdess and a couple who run a farm in Cumbria on Friday 19th October
  • Freestyle weaving workshop at London Loom running from 10th - 13th and 17th - 20th October
  • Wool and the Gang wool care workshop on Thursday 11th Oct from 7-9pm in Covent Garden
  • Arm knit a throw workshop on Friday 12th October at Stitch Up in Leeds
  • The Knit-Tea Retreat on Sunday 21st October in Llandaff.
Scottish fashion brand Brora has designed a limited-edition sweater exclusively for the campaign, priced at £135:
Brora jumper image courtesy of Brora. 
Keep an eye out on A Woolly Yarn for a future post rounding up our favourite yoked sweaters knitting patterns!

To see the full list of Wool Week planned events go to the Campaign For Wool Week's website.

Is your local yarn shop running an event for Wool Week? Let us know in the comments box below or on our Facebook page.

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