Tuesday, 21 February 2012

British Wool on the High Street

I'm pleased to say that this winter John Lewis got their act together and actually did offer some British made British wool products - all now reduced.  Grab a bargain if you're quick!
I can personally vouch for the jumper.  I bought it at full price just before Christmas and still thought it was a bargain.

Woolly happenings in and around the North Pennines

There are two exhibitions with North Pennines wool connections coming up or already underway.

At Rheged, Penrith, the Wonder of Wool exhibition features the work of a range of artists, including some British wool and at least one artist, Joss Wrigg, from the North Pennines.

WOW: Wonder of Wool and the Art of Knit and Stitch

A second exhibition, opening 26th February, appropriately at the Old Fulling Mill, Museum of Archaeology, Durham is Tethera, Methera, Tic, Counting Sheep, which features the work of North Pennines craftsman, Ellie Langley and uses almost exclusively North Pennines wool.