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EVENTS ARCHIVE 2014

Cape Wools SA and Merino Wool on Design Indaba’14

28.02.2014
Design Indaba 2014, Cape Town

Ecobuild

04.03.2014
ExCel London

    Campaign for Wool, The British Wool Marketing Board and Thermafleece team up for Ecobuild 2014. Thermafleece the UK’s leading brand of natural insulation, produces a range of high performance materials using Wool and Recycled Fibres.  This year Thermafleece have

The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show

13.03.2014
Olympia, London

The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show returns to Olympia this March. Now spread out on one floor and utilising Olympia Central and the spectacular West Hall, our spring show has some great features: Dressmaking Workshops, the Prima Make & Take Theatre, Contemporary

Wool Garment Exhibition – Kobe

24.01.2014
Kobe Fashion Museum (2-9-1, Koyocho Naka, Higashi Nada-ku, Kobe / TEL:078-858-0050)

■Wool Garment Exhibition ■ Exhibition time and date: Friday 24th January to Tuesday, 25th March / 10:00-18:00 Venue: Kobe Fashion Museum (2-9-1, Koyocho Naka, Higashi Nada-ku, Kobe / TEL:078-858-0050) Closed on:Wednesdays Museum Admission Fee:500JPY.  (250JPY for elders and children at 12 years

Wonderwool Wales

26.04.2014
Royal Welsh Showground Builth Wells

Join us at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells for the seventh Annual Wonderwool Wales Festival. It’s your chance to enjoy a fantastic range of Welsh and British artisan products and an opportunity to meet the wonderful people who

Australian Wool Week

11.05.2014
Australian Wool Week

For the 4th year running, ‘Wool Week’ is coming to Australia. From the 11th to the 17th May 2014, a number of well known retailers including Country Road, MJ Bale and the National Wool Museum will come together to celebrate

‘Dutch Traditional Ganseys’ Sheringham Lecture

06.09.2014
Sheringham Museum

Stella Ruhe’s book, ‘Dutch Traditional Ganseys’ investigates the stitches used in 40 Dutch villages with their symbolic meaning. Stella will be giving lectures about the origins of the ganseys and how the different stitches can be used to identify the location

‘Dutch Traditional Ganseys’ Whitby Lecture

13.09.2014
Whitby

Stella Ruhe’s book, ‘Dutch Traditional Ganseys’ investigates the stitches used in 40 Dutch villages with their symbolic meaning. Stella will be giving lectures about the origins of the ganseys and how the different stitches can be used to identify the location

The Harrogate Flooring Show

21.09.2014
Harrogate International Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5LA - See more at: http://www.theflooringshow.com/Content/Visiting-1/18/#sthash.ew0vNXOi.dpuf

The Campaign for Wool and British Wool Marketing Board will put on a major celebration of wool carpet at this year’s Flooring Show in Harrogate (21-23 September). NEW – Wool Area A special area entitled the ‘Wool Trends Centre’ will

The Campaign for Wool are proud to introduce ‘The Wool Ride’

05.10.2014
Potters Fields

  The Campaign for Wool are thrilled to introduce and invite you to join The Wool Ride. This year, Wool Week will launch in a frenzy of fibre as over 300 wool loving cyclists from across the country gather in

UK Wool Week: Tuesday 7th October 2014

07.10.2014
Southwark Cathedral

Join us: Fairisle Knitting Workshop 10.00am – 1.00pm:  Learn with expert Marie Wallin the techniques of fabulous Fairisle. Rowan yarn needles provided.  Max 25 people. There is still space available. Meet the Maker 3.00pm – 4.30pm: Margo Selby will talk about

UK Wool Week: 3D knitting class with Marie Wallin

08.10.2014
Southwark Cathedral

Join us: 3D Knitting Class 10.00am -12.30pm: Learn the amazing skill of 3-D knitting techniques from expert Marie Wallin. Rowan yarn and needles provided.  This event takes place in the Queen Elizabeth room at Southwark Cathedral. Max 25 people, there is

UK Wool Week: Meet the Maker with Caron Penny

09.10.2014
Southwark Cathedral

Join us: Meet the Maker 3.00pm – 4.30pm:  Tapestry weaver, Caron Penney of Weftfaced talks about the art of weaving and the work on the exhibition’s bespoke tapestry ‘Tirra Lirra’ by Gillian Ayres. This event takes place in the Queen

UK Wool Week: Meet the Maker with Adam Atkinson of Cherchbi

10.10.2014
Southwark Cathedral

Join us: Meet the Maker 2.00pm-4.00pm: Adam Atkinson of Cherchbi talks about creating his own wool tweed, and how it has been an integral part of creating his brand. This event takes place in the Queen Elizabeth room at Southwark

UK Wool Week

06.10.2014
TBC

Commemorating its 5th year, The Campaign for Wool celebrates Wool Week 2014 with a host of activity set to make it the most memorable year yet Wool Week is back from the 6th – 12th October and this year is

‘Dutch Traditional Ganseys’ Shetland Island Series

05.10.2014
Shetland Islands

Stella Ruhe’s book, ‘Dutch Traditional Ganseys’ investigates the stitches used in 40 Dutch villages with their symbolic meaning. Stella will be hosting workshops and giving lectures about the origins of the ganseys and how the different stitches can be used

Campaign for Wool Launch the Interiors Wool Collection

05.10.2014
Southwark Cathedral

The Campaign for Wool, of which His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is Patron, returns this year to celebrate its 5th anniversary with the WOOL COLLECTION: Interiors. The launch of WOOL COLLECTION, an edit of wool interior pieces including

UK Wool Week: TWEED TEA PARTY

12.10.2014
Southwark Cathedral

Join us: TWEED TEA PARTY From 4.00pm: The Campaign for Wool invites lovers of Tweed to dress for the occasion and show off their total Tweed love at our closing Tweed Tea Party. This event takes place in the Queen

Belgian Wool Week: Xandres & Xandres x-line

24.10.2014
Huidevetterstraat 21 & Leopoldstraat 2, Antwerp, Belgium

Friday 24 October 2014 – Saturday 25 October 2014  Xandres invites you to join them for a drink and a bite to eat in their stores on Friday October 24th and Saturday October 25th. Come and have a look at

Wool Week Belgium: Damien Ravn at XSO

20.10.2014
Eiermarkt 13-17, Antwerp

Monday 20 October 2014 – Thursday 30 October 2014 A mini-collection based on the Wool Week exhibition piece of Damien Ravn, will be on display at our store ( level -1 ). Free entry. Address Eiermarkt 13-17, Antwerp Opening hours:

Wool Week Belgium: Sanne de Wolf @ Graanmarkt 13

25.10.2014
Graanmarkt 13, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Belgian Wool Week: Sanne de Wolf @ Graanmarkt 13 Saturday 25 October 2014 During Wool Week from 22 October until 30 October at the Graanmarkt 13 Gallery you can visit an exhibition showing pure new wool carpets designed by Sanne

Wool Week Belgium 2014: 17 x Wool the Expo

24.10.2014
Wolstraat 45, Antwerp, Belgium

17 x Wool the Expo Thursday 23 October 2014 – Thursday 30 October 2014 Come and See: At the WM Gallery, Wolstraat 45 in Antwerp 17 unique wool objects are display from Belgian designers Ann Demeulemeester, Anna Heylen, Christian Wijnants,

Wool Week Belgium 2014: Childrens Workshop at Veritas

25.10.2014
Frankrijklei 19 in Antwerp, Belgium

Belgian Wool Week: Childrens Workshop at Veritas Saturday 25th October 2014 to the 31st of October. Are you between seven and twelve years old? Veritas & Sam the Lamb invite you to come play with wool during Wool Week at the

Wool Week Belgium: Tour de Wool shopping tour in Antwerp

24.10.2014
Antwerp, Belgium

Monday October 20th 2014 – Thursday 30 October 2014 The Antwerp “Tour de Wool” will bring you to the designer shops and multi brand stores where special attention will be given to wool: Atelier Solarshop, Aymara @ Prinses op de

Wool Week Amsterdam 2014

03.11.2014
Amsterdam

Wool Week Exhibition 5 – 8 November Pistache, Frederiksplein 6, Amsterdam   Centuries of Wool: heritage and craftsmanship in The Netherlands 5 – 7 November 13.00-17.00pm / 8 November 14.00-17.00pm Pistache, Frederiksplein 6, Amsterdam The theme this year is the

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It’s the biggest Big Knit ever It’s the biggest Big Knit ever

This year The Campaign for Wool is collaborating with innocent, and inviting all our supporters and knitting communities to participate in helping us raise the awareness of wool as a natural, biodegradable and renewable fibre. Since 2003, innocent has been working with Age UK

Landscape hero Join our World of Wool at the Wool BnB!

To mark the #WoolWeek celebrations, The Campaign for Wool will be opening the doors to the first ever ‘Wool BnB’, where everything inside, from carpets to cardigans will be made of wool. The BnB, located in Islington, London, will be

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For the second year running The Campaign for Wool has collaborated with Alex James Presents at The Big Feastival over the August Bank Holiday. The festival is held on Alex James’s farm in the Cotswolds, offering a relaxed family environment,

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 22.36.08 We Meet Fi Scott of Make Works

For the next in our series of #WoolWorks interviews we met up with Fi Scott, Founder of Make Works, a directory which promotes UK manufacturing. We love your business! Please introduce the concept of Make Works Make Works is a

Patrick head shot Patrick Byrne, Menswear Designer

We meet some incredibly talented designers and makers who love wool, each of them has a fascinating story to tell and we’re always interested in hearing their views on the industry. We hope you enjoy our first ‘Wool Works’ chat with

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Official opening of the Harris Tweed Hebrides mill extension

The Princess Royal, in her capacity as President of the UK Fashion and Textiles Association, officially opened the major extension to the Harris Tweed Hebrides mill at Shawbost on the Isle of Lewis. A new dyeing plant and blending facility

campaign for wool news #WoolWorks for Wilton Carpets

Wilton Carpet have been producing wool-rich carpet for the hotel and leisure industry on their Wiltshire site since 1995 (in their present incarnation), however the plant is steeped in wool history as records show weaving sheds have operated there for

Sheepish Studio image Welcome to the Sheepish Studio by British Wool at Meet the Manufacturer

British Wool in all its glory will be on display at the Meet the Manufacturer event – Make it British next week in Truman Brewery, London. (24th and 25th May) The event will host a Wool Room and British Wool