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Come and Explore the Wool B&B

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The first ever Wool B&B is about to open its door. Located in De Beauvoir Town, London, the B&B will welcome guests to a wonderful world of wool designed and curated by leading interiors stylist, Karina Garrick, who started her career with Terence Conran and is now working with leading global brands, publications and on many exhibition installations.

This stunning creative installation is her response to showcasing a young, vibrant and fun home for wool, which shows skills, craft and embodies comfort.  It has been brought to life through interiors, fashion and specialised wool products – a reflection of living with wool and experiencing its many performance benefits to create the perfect wool home.

Officially open for Wool Week, The Wool BnB will promote the wonders of wool through specially hosted events and activities bookable via EventBrite. From craft sessions, including a woolly hat knitting workshop with Innocent on Woolly Hat Day (Friday 14th Oct) to a customised patchwork crochet class by London fashion designer Katie Jones, a tailoring workshop with one of the most established Savile Row tailoring houses, Anderson & Sheppard, and acoustic gigs in partnership with SofarSound, set in the wool insulated basement kitchen.

The Hall and Stairway

A stunning Roger Oates Wool Flatweave Stair Runner in ‘Whitman’ Soft Black, creates a memorable entrance to the Wool bnb.

The lower stairs are covered in ‘Pure Brit’ British Wool Carpet in Exford, by Adam Carpets.

Create super soft floors with Wool Underlay by Fairbank Textiles.

The Living Room

The Living Room showcases wool, as you have never seen it before. Contemporary design and styling delivers a truly inviting space that combines strong colour combinations and amazing textures that make it the perfect place for relaxation.

A Liberty print carpet from Alternative Flooring welcomes you into the room with a dazzling display of colour and pattern originating from the designs of William Morris.

A unique spin on a breakfast table is crafted in a fun wool art installation by Jessica Dance entitled ‘Full English Breakfast’. Wool carpet artworks by Allistair Covell hang brightly on the walls complementing the Cooper Sofa from Sofa.com along with an eclectic mix of wool filled cushions.

Wall cabinets with bell jars display the different types of wool from a selection of sheep breeds, allowing you to engage the senses and explore the varying textures from strong fibre wools for resilient interior products and tweeds, through to Merino wool for soft next to skin apparel and fine fabrics.

 

The Master Bedroom

Step into a world of Zen in the Master Bedroom while under the ever-watchful eye of a Herdwick sheep crafted in a stunning needlepoint tapestry by Melissa Watts.

The room has been created to enhance comfort and deliver a perfect night’s rest through a full array of wool products. The Master Bedroom introduces the ultimate luxury bed by Vispring, with a deep comfort wool filled mattress and mattress topper. With a combination of Platinum Certified real Shetland wool and Platinum Certified pure British fleece wool, these products will guarantee you the best nights sleep.

The Master Bedroom boasts the ultimate comfort of a wool filled duvet by The Wool Room. Studies have confirmed that sleeping with wool-based products; duvets, pillows and mattresses can improve your sleep by 25% (as stated by The Wool Room). Not only does the room boast the perfect combination of science and nature, it also is truly beautiful and superbly relaxing.

Stunning hand knitted throws by Melanie Porter, knitted Exmoor Horn Wool cushions, Melin Tregwynt lampshades and Mystic Blue curtains by Mark Alexander will allow you to fully indulge in natural luxury and drift off to sleep peacefully.

 

The Snug

A casual space for those lazy, cosy evenings. The Snug embodies the feel-good-factor of wool offering you the chance to chill-out on the low-level pouffes and floor cushions scattered on a stunning and vibrant Liberty carpet by Alternative Flooring.

The warp and weft of quality wool design is highlights with Art of The Loom fabrics and double cloth throws by Melin Tregwynt will ensure cosiness, while you put your feet up on the fun Flamingo Pink Footstool by sofa.com.

A striking piece of art by Jacqueline Fink takes centre stage above the fireplace with woven and intricate plaits worked together showing the creative impact and natural flexibility of Merino wool.

 

The Study

Enter The Study to be greeted by the handmade wool map by Yessica Wheeler highlighting the key wool growing nations of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom surrounded by the stylish sheep gallery.

The study is a quiet place filled with light and bright pink walls. Slip off quietly and relax in the ultimate Merino wool armchair by Mourne Textiles designed by Steuart Padwick for Adams and Moore while putting your feet up on Tetrad Harris Tweed Pumpkin Stool.

 

Makers Room

The Makers Room is the heart of creativity. A place to escape from technology and connect with the peace and pleasure of working with wool.

This room demonstrates how wool is a craft lover’s delight with the only limit on wool creativity being imagination. The rich colours adorn this room throughout from woven fabric samples to beautiful yarns.

Trestle tables and contemporary wool stools by Aveva Design are the perfect workstations to get your creative thoughts flowing. The vivid wool carpet by Tai Ping adds rich colour and contrasting textures to the space inspiring creative thinking and imagination.

 

Wool-kin Wardrobe

The Wool-kin Wardrobe showcases the true versatility of wool through fashion, performance and innovation, always with a nod and reminder to wool’s natural, renewable and biodegradable benefits.

Brands, designers and retailers showcase their best Merino wool products for this season including M&S, Barbour, Christopher Raeburn, Finisterre, Sibling, Jack Wills, Paul Smith, John Smedley, Ashmei, Adidas, Armadillo Merino, Smalls, Jigsaw, Anderson & Sheppard, Dashing Tweeds and Walker Slater along with the luxury brands featured in the wool pop-up boutique at Bicester Village in support of Wool Week.

The room boasts a striking wool artwork piece by Sally Spinks along with a luxurious armchair by Melanie Porter. The Wool-kin Wardrobe is the place to dress, ready to impress, in only the best wool quality garments.

 

Kitchen | Dining Area

A classic monochrome check patterned carpet by Brintons welcomes guests to the rustic kitchen. A soundproofing screen – Kivo by Herman Miller is a dramatic and contemporary wool diamond pod structure demonstrating the value of cushioned wool panels in soundproofing and absorbing noise.  The kitchen invites guests to dine on

The kitchen invites guests to dine on Solidwool chairs while looking out onto the garden and the artisan Shepherd’s Hut.

In a bid to change the perception of wool being difficult to care for, there are a number of products in the kitchen that will dispel the myth – products that are tried and tested under the strict criteria and specifications from The Woolmark Company – Ecover detergent, Philips iron and AEG AbsoluteCare® Tumble Dryer, which is part of total wash and dry care system from AEG for hand washable wool garments and products.

 

The Shepherd’s Hut

Bringing a touch of rural styling to the centre of London, The Wool BnB has its very own Shepherd’s Hut designed and created by specialist joiner Paulus Smith. Step inside this quirky wool filled space and escape from the stresses of life.  The made to measure Vispring wool filled mattress is your snooze zone, whilst a Roger Oates flatweave carpet dresses the floor, Melanie Porter, Scarlet and Argent and Rowena Mason fill The Shepherds Hut with delightful woolly accessories.

 

The Wool BnB will be open to the public from 12th – 16th October during UK Wool Week.  All activities within the house and open house times are available to book through EventBrite.

 

Wednesday 12th October

 

Amy Ilic: Wool Weaving Workshop

A wool based weaving workshop on mini table looms hosted by Textiles Designer, @Amyilic. Perfect for those interested in trying their hand at weaving or just looking for an inspirational crafty afternoon during #woolweek.

Book your free tickets through Eventbrite here

13:00 – 15:00

 

Anderson & Sheppard: A Cut Above the Rest

See up close and experience first-hand the true art of ‘cutting’ by one of Savile Row’s leading tailors, Anderson & Sheppard. Through an intimate presentation, Anderson & Sheppard will demonstrate the craft, expertise and skill that goes into the cut of a bespoke wool suit.

17:00 – 18:00

Book your free tickets via Eventbrite here

Thursday 13th October

Open House – Discover The Wool BnB as you tour round each and every room

09:00 – 13:00

Katie Jones: Fashion Patch Workshop

London-based Knitwear Designer Katie Jones will deliver a truly stylish workshop. Those lucky enough to attend will create beautiful, woolly, handcrafted crochets trims for perfect personalised patches for  jeans and jackets

14:00 – 16:00

Book your free tickets through Eventbrite here

Open House: – Discover The Wool BnB as you tour round each and every room

16:00 – 21:00

 

Friday 14th October

Wool and the Gang: Tutorial

The girls are back again for Wool Week with a knit and natter workshop at The Wool BnB

10:00 – 12:00

Book your tickets through Eventbrite here

Innocent: Knit for Woolly Hat Day

Join Innocent’s knitters for a drop in session of fun, wool and knitting. Knit and natter over a delicious Innocent smoothie and make a fun little hat for your bottle to celebrate Woolly Hat Day this year.

14:00 – 17:00

Book your free tickets through Eventbrite here

Alex James: Slowing Down Fast Fashion Screening

Join us for a screening of Slowing Down Fast Fashion by @TheAlexJames. Blur-bassist turned cheese maker, documents the fashion industry and its enormous human and environmental cost in his search to find solutions.

By talking to designers, activists, and high street brands the film shows that there is an ever-growing thirst for change. Served with wine and Alex James’ own cheese.

19:30 – 21:00

Saturday 15th October

Open House – Discover The Wool BnB as you tour round each and every room

09:00 – 11:00

Karina Garrick: Styling Your Home

Meet the stylist and curator of The Wool BnB as she talks woolly style in the home

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:00

Book your free tickets through Eventbrite here

Turner Twins: Woolly Adventure Talks

Using wool in unusual conditions, the Turner Twins talk through the experiences they have tried and tested using Merino wool performance in extreme conditions

15:00 – 16:00

16:00 – 17:00

Book your free tickets through Eventbrite here

SofarSound

An intimate acoustic gig held at The Wool BnB

19:00 – 22:00

The Wool BnB is located at 35 Englefield Road, De Beauvoir Town, London, N1 4HJ

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Sunday 16th October – Open House

The Wool B&B is open all day from 9am – 5pm – come on down!

Tell us you’re coming via Eventbrite here

 

 

 

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