The Campaign for wool began October 2010 with the surreal launch, fifty gazing sheep in London’s historic tailoring street Savile Row, with the aim to highlight not only the strong traditions but the benefits of the natural material wool in design in fashion, both with felting and knitting. And knitting’s not only for Grandma!
The once male-only occupation, back in Paris in 1600 century, has gone in and out of fashion through the times. But at the turn of the 21st century it’s enjoying a revival, with a strong increase in the number of knitters under age 35. Are you a knitter? If not, wool week aim to change that. There are, as we speak, lots of workshops and knitting events taking place around in London. I’m thinking, wouldn’t it just be lovely to know how to knit, and to create something warm, comfortable and personal for the ones you love -or for yourself.
John Lewis Oxford Street is hosting daily knitting workshop including Scandinavian designers and knitting gurus MillaMia and Arne & Carlos that’ll bring all the chic of Scandinavian knit design to their classes. MillaMia has been teaching their popular ‘Ollie Baby Hat’ design, whilst technical knitting genii, Norwegian designers Arne & Carlos has showcased (not only that men still knit but also) double pointed needle knitting. If you’ve never picked up needles now could be the time -classes are still on. See more at campaignforwool.org
But even though the wool week ends this week, the knitting can continue. May we suggest the Stoke Knittington Knit Nights. Join Norwegian knitting expert, Maya for a social evening of knitting and fun. Bring your wool and needles. All skill levels welcome. And there’s wine and snacks plus a 10% discount on all yarns on the evening. Next event takes place 14th November 6pm. The event is free but suggested donation is an affordable £3. Knit away with knitwithattitude.com