Wool Week 2014

Event fO­CUS Yarn fans are be­ing urged to get on their bikes for Wool Ride, just one of the ac­tiv­i­ties at this year's UK Wool Week

Mollie Makes - - Introducin­g... -

Since 2010, The Cam­paign for Wool has been cel­e­brat­ing all that's yarny with their an­nual UK Wool Week event and this year's ac­tiv­i­ties sound more en­vig­o­rat­ing than ever. The an­nual fi­bre­frenzy ( 6- 12 Oc­to­ber 2014) will be kick­ing off with the highly an­tic­i­pated Wool Ride, tak­ing place on Sun­day 5 Oc­to­ber.

This in­ter­ac­tive 13.4 mile event, start­ing and fin­ish­ing at Pot­ters Fields, will tour the city of London to cre­ate aware­ness about the in­cred­i­ble ver­sa­til­ity of wool in fash­ion, fur­nish­ings and every­day life. There will even be a host of en- route re­tail­ers pro­vid­ing cy­clists with en­gag­ing pit- stop breaks in the form of cre­ative win­dow dis­plays and in- store ac­tiv­i­ties, with brands such as An­der­son and Shep­pard, Gieves & Hawkes, Marks & Spencer, Jig­saw, Bar­bour and John Lewis all tak­ing part.

If you pre­fer two feet to two wheels, then you'll be pleased to hear that Pot­ters Fields will be­come a cre­ative fo­cal point of wool and tex­tiles with demon­stra­tions and talks on ' The Story of Wool: From Source to Scarf', and a pen of sheep to com­plete the story and keep the kids en­ter­tained.

Then, when the big day is fi­nally over, don't miss the The Wool Col­lec­tion In­te­ri­ors as they launch a stun­ning edit of their wool in­te­rior pieces at an ex­hi­bi­tion at London’s South­wark Cathe­dral. The se­lec­tion, which in­cludes some spe­cially com­mis­sioned items, will be on dis­play for the en­tire du­ra­tion of Wool Week along­side over 50 cu­rated in­te­rior items from the likes of Jonathan Adler, De­sign­ers Guild and Fine Cell Work. Sign up to take part in the Wool Ride and find out more about the cam­paign and events sur­round­ing UK Wool Week at www. cam­paign­for­wool. org

Find items like th­ese Hyde stools by Assem­bly­room and Fine Cell Work needle­point cush­ions at The Wool Col­lec­tion In­te­ri­ors ex­hi­bi­tion.

A Reiko run­ner by Margo Selby for Al­ter­na­tive Floor­ing.

This Strom­ness flat weave run­ner was de­signed by Roger Oates.

Over 300 par­tic­i­pants are ex­pected to take part in the ea­gerly awaited Wool Ride.

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