dovecotstudios.comCurrently, at Somerset House, is a fantastic exhibition on the use and encouragement of using new wool. At the entrance doors are ‘dyed in the wool ‘ sheep!

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.

 

Dyed in the wool sheep

Oh we like sheep

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

Sheep tapestry

By Melissa Watts

 

The room sets all quite spectacular, but very different from one another, the only thing unifying them is the use of wool.Josephine Ryan

Josephine Ryan was given the brief of creating a room with a country feel, using naturally coloureds and coarse textured wools. inspired by her Celtic roots.Aran knit covered armchair

Anne Kyyro-Quinn was given the brief to create a contemporary space using bold colour to show how modern wool can feel.

Design from www.annekyyronquinn.com

A contemporary space using brightly coloured felts

Details of cut and manipulated felt

 

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Rug weaver Jason Collingwood

This exhibition finishes tomorrow so try and get to see it as it is a truly wonderful experience.

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