Sunday 20 October 2013

Wool Week Ends at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Rowan's PicKnit Blanket

During Wool Week - 14th to 20th October 2013 - the Campaign for Wool has been staging various events and initiatives to promote wool's natural, sustainable and versatile characteristics. I popped over to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park today for the last day of Wool Week.  Rowan were staging a PicKnit where you could join in and knit a blanket square - but not just a garter stitch or stocking stitch square (although you could do those too!) but moss stitch, cable, honeycomb, zigzag & blanket stitch and then you could take the patterns home afterwards.  Lots of people were having fun trying that out.  You could also join in and make pompom sheep and add yours to the flock already living there!  But, if you'd rather cuddle a woolly creature than knit one (and Rowan also had a very cute pattern for an Eco Ewe) then there was Donna Wilson's pop-up photo booth which was alot of fun - even for grown-ups.
Flock of Pompom Sheep

Donna Wilson's Pop-up Photo Booth
Fun for grown-ups too!

And if that's not enough there's all the fantastic sculptures and exhibitions that the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is famous for.  (Not to mention the cake!)

Coffee & Cake
 Campaign for Wool
Donna Wilson

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