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On Sunday I went to an exhibition about wool at Somerset House with Natalie. As well as the expected demonstrations of things like Fair Isle and weaving, they had interiors and artworks made out of wool.

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This was Natalie’s favourite thing in the show.

tweed sample

Samples of tweed. I have some lovely electric blue tweed wool fabric, but I’m scared to cut it, because it’s a vintage remnant, and you have to match the pattern up so carefully.

zigzag

Worsted fabric.

moodboard 1

I love textile moodboards.

moodboard 2

weaving

This lady was demonstrating weaving.

loom

The loom. Hi-tech royal mail rubber bands.  loom 2

The warp threads on the loom.

bobbins

Bobbins.

hats

Sheep hats. Ideal for those times you run off into the woods with Dioysus.

snowflake
Nice fabric.

tailoring

The process of tailoring a jacket.

room

One of the rooms decorated entirely with woolen items.

granny squares

Granny squares.

brown rug

I also liked this carpet.

arch

The entrance. These next things are all by Donna Wilson, a designer whose work I’ve eyed up for quite a long time, but obviously can’t afford.

cat cushion

cot

playhouse

Instant playhouse blanket.

pouffe

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