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
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.