Today marks the start of Wool Week 2012. This morning we visited Nell Credland who lives on the edge of May Hill in Gloucestershire and has a flock of Gotland sheep. Nell spins and dyes this beautiful soft grey wool herself and her knitted jumpers have gained quite a local following, so much so that at least 6 of us at her Wool Week coffee morning today arrived wearing our favourite cardigans/waistcoats/jumpers.
From a small local event to a much larger one; Harvey Nichols is celebrating Wool Week with a gigantic ball of knitting wool decorating the flagship store in Knightsbridge. The 100m yarn ball measures 5.5m in diameter and has been made from donated fleece from sheep breeds including: Corriedale, Polwarth, Dorset, Romney, Border Leicester, Lincoln, Cheviot and Merino Cross. As official Woolmark partners, White Cloud was delighted to donate fleece for this ambitious Wool Week project.