From the 5th – 11th October, retailers and leading fashion and interiors brands will unite for Wool Week UK to celebrate everything woolly with a week of activities that will run across the UK. Our shopkeeper, Louise Gorrod, tells us more.
With October just around the corner it’s time to add an extra layer or two – from a warm scarf to keep chills at bay to a generous throw on the sofa in the evening. Whatever your extra layer is, the chances are it will be made from wool.
Wool Week events taking place this year include the transformation of the iconic Savile Row into a luscious green pasture (complete with sheep), a 'Wool Talk' at Heals and, on the 9th October, 'Woolly Hat Day'.
To get you in the mood, I’ve selected some of my favourite woolly products from The Stuff of Life. There are hats, scarves and gloves knitted in Scotland, cushions and throws crafted from spun yarn from Donegal and for those who prefer to knit-their-own, Romney Marsh Wool skeins.
See a full list of Wool Week events here.
Images from top. left to right: Selections of throws by Mourne Textiles, from £96.00 | Hat, Scarf and Gloves by Story Horse, £15.00 - £25.00| Twist Cushion by From Brighton With Love, £80.00 | Nova Rug by Olli Ella, £175.00 | Noughts and Crosses Throw by Stuff of Dreams, £60.00 | Horizon Cushion by From Brighton With Love, £22.00 | Martha Tea Cosy by Ulster Weavers, £20.00 | Hot Water Bottle Cover by From Brighton With Love, £25.00 | Romney Chunky Wool Ball by Romney Marsh Wools, £4.50.