Have you heard about the free event at Somerset House in London, called Wool House? Sounds interesting doesn’t it?
Heralded as the biggest ever wool exhibition, it was launched by the Campaign for Wool to profile the wonderful range and use of wool and woollen products. Occupying the west wing of Somerset House in London, it offers a truly inspiring insight into the wonderful world of wool with stunning displays of fashion, art, textiles, home wares, flooring, furnishing, and wool crafts. There are stylish room sets to see by designer names including Ashley Hicks, Josephine Ryan and Kit Kemp, as well as a series of wool-led designer talks, events and a programme of activities including Country Home & Interiors magazine’s fantastic crochet workshop.
Country Homes & Interiors Come & Crochet event is taking place this Friday, 15th March. You can meet the team and discover how to crochet from wool experts Rowan. There’s free wool, free patterns and use of hooks to help you take part in their ‘Crochet Granny Squares for Mencap’ campaign. (For readers outside of the UK, Mencap is the UK’s leading charity working with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.)
The campaign was launched as part of Country Homes & Interiors online Crochet Club which teaches you how to crochet and raise money for Mencap at the same time. The aim is to get as many people as possible crocheting and donating Granny Squares. These will then be designed into gorgeous accessories and auctioned for charity.
Rowan has created two exclusive Granny Square patterns using 100% wool in spring colourways and provided a ‘How to crochet’ guide. To download these instructions and start crocheting visit this page.
I won’t be attending the crochet workshop on Friday, but I am going to Wool House next week! How could I resist?! As an added bonus, I’m going to be meeting up with a fellow crochet blogger, Rachel of The Little Room of Rachell whom I’ve never met before. We both love wool and crochet, so I’m sure we’ll have loads to talk about. I will obviously be taking loads of photos for the blog, so watch this space.
As for the Crochet Granny Squares for Mencap campaign, I’m in. I love making granny squares, and if it’s for a fantastic charity like Mencap even more reason to get involved.
Will you be going to Wool House and/or joining the Granny Squares for Mencap campaign? If you are, I’d love to hear from you.