Archive for October, 2010

October 11, 2010

Wool week

This week (11th -17th Oct) is National knitting week which also coincides with Wool week. HRH Prince of Wales is backing our wool producers and trying to get a fair price for British wool. For decades farmers have been paid a pittance for the wool but now with HRH Prince of Wales behind them it looks like people are sitting up & taking notice. Savile Row are firmly behind the use of British wool, especially rare & traditonal breeds for their superb natural colours. Today, sheep will be grazing in Savile Row to boost the profile of British wool producers. Throughout the week  Harvey Nichols, Debenhams, Jigsaw http://www.jigsaw-online.com/, and Liberty have pledged to promote British wool in their window displays. There are many web sites running this story, check out  the Wool marketing board website for full story. The NFU  are running one on York Minster http://www.nfuonline.com/Regions/North-East/News/Sheep-and-shepherds-at-the-Minster/  Ravelry have a list of events here http://www.ravelry.com/events/search#query=wool%20week

Help me support British wool by buying something from my etsy shop! I use all British wool. Believe it or not this is a tea cosy!

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