Autumn has officially arrived and we’re feeling the chill – just in time for the start of Wool Week (6–12 October), a fun-filled festival celebrating all things warm and cosy. Show your support to the British wool industry by heading to the capital and taking part in a host of exciting activities, all dedicated to highlighting the beauty, versatility and sustainability of our favourite natural fibre. We’ve shortlisted our top three events on the agenda for this year.
The Campaign for Wool Interiors Collection
Taking p ace in the iconic Southwark Cathedral, this exhibition consists of around 50 interior pieces specifically chosen to show the story of wool interiors, including high-street pieces from the likes of John Lewis, Toast and The Conran Shop to commissioned designer items. It runs from 5–12 October and admission is free.
Wool Week at Heal’s
Pop by Heal’s Tottenham Court Road shop windows (on show until 13 October) to see their unique window installation, ‘An Uncommon Thread’; a cat’s cradle made from 500 metres of hand-dyed woollen rope. Beautiful products made from British wool will also be on sale, as well as the new Orwell Wingback chair, an exclusive in-house Heal’s design released in celebration of Wool Week.
The Wool Ride
Make your way to Potters Fields in London on 5 October for a one-of-a-kind bike ride, journeying through some of the streets made famous by London’s most prominent wool merchants. Give your bike a temporary makeover in the ‘Woollen Cycle Workshop’ and be sure to wear your best woollen knits for the chance to win the best-dressed award! Sign up for your tickets here.
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