As part of Wool Week, a flock of sheep could be seen grazing in the middle of Mayfair in London. How splendid!
Wool Week is an initiative, led by Prince Charles, to encourage people to buy and wear British wool, rather than cheap synthetics. According to Metro:
Wool Week is the start of a five-year campaign to make us fall in love again with a fibre we take for granted. The Campaign for Wool, launched by the Prince of Wales, aims to promote its beauty and manifold benefits. In a world increasingly invaded by disposable synthetics, wool is durable, sustainable, versatile and biodegradable.
Lots of London shops got in on the woolly action by devoting their window displays to lovely woollen garments, from Monsoon to Selfridge’s to Liberty to Hardy Amies, the Queen’s Savile Row couturier.
You can read more about Wool Week and its goals here.
My knitting teacher, the lovely Julia from Knit Wits in Penzance, was there giving knitting demonstrations. In addition to running Knit Wits, Julia and her husband produce wool for their Cornish Organic Wool company. This week, their Highgrove wool was on display at Norton & Sons in Savile Row.
You can read more about it all in Julia’s blog.