The campaign for wool was launched in 2010 by Patron The Prince of Wales, the Campaign for Wool unites the international wool textile industry to promote real wool as a sustainable fibre for fashion, interiors and the built environment. The prince’s aim is to prevent further decline in global sheep population by building better understanding of the fibre.
Showcasing the work of fashion designers, tailors, interior designers, rug makers, hat and felt makers and knitters and with live and interactive demonstrations by a tapestry weaver, and a weaver of cloth and a rug maker as well as a couple of spinners.
On entering the building one is greeted by animals in all their woolly glory including an image Herdwick Sheep by Melissa Watts
Anne Kyyro-Quinn was given the brief to create a contemporary space using bold colour to show how modern wool can feel.
This exhibition finishes tomorrow so try and get to see it as it is a truly wonderful experience.