Celebrating Wool: Inspiration, Projects and Woolly Must-Haves
Natural, renewable, breathable, insulating… we could go on and on, but we know ewe don’t need convincing just how fantastic wool is. This super-snug material has been massively appreciated by mankind since the Stone Age, and what better way to pay homage to the wonders of all things woolly, than by assigning wool itself an entire week of celebration? That’s right – wool has its very own National Wool Week!
Wool sure does mean a lot to us Brits, and we’re sure you’ll agree that it deserves a dedicated week of appreciation. Even the patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, recognises the importance of wool and continues to spread the message about this precious resource.
Every year, UK Wool Week kicks off with high street retailers and big brands uniting across the country to help promote wool as a natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre – and we’re keen to help you get involved too! If you can’t make it out to any of this year’s scheduled events for National Wool Week then have no fear – Create and Craft will help you celebrate Wool Week from the comfort of your own armchair!
What better crafts are there to dive into as we prepare to welcomes the coldest months of the year, than knitting and crochet? Whether you’re brushing up on old skills, or exploring a hobby that’s totally shiny and new to you, we’ve the essential knitting and crochet supplies you need to create yourself snuggly scarves, comfortable cushions, cuddly companions and lots more besides! Check out our article listing all our favourites, right here!
Love unicorns? Love crochet? Then you’re going to love this! We asked the wonderfully talented Charlie Mumford to create a crochet unicorn blanket so soft and snuggly you’d never want to get out of it… and she has not disappointed! Check out her fantastic step-by-step tutorial here, and create your very own unicorn blanket which can be adapted to suit any size… fully-grown unicorn lovers, rejoice!
If you’re a crochet fan and you haven’t yet turned your hook to the adorable craze that is amigurumi, then we’re here to show you exactly why amigurumi crochet is a craze you mustn’t ignore! We’ve a vast selection of crochet kits which include all the high quality yarn you’ll need to reproduce the included amigurumi pattern, as well as incredible crochet pattern books filled with stunning photography and step-by-step amigurumi patterns for you to follow at home. Want to create your very own amigurumi crochet critter to sit atop your craft table and keep you company whilst you work? Say no more, check out our kits today!
Feeling inspired? Dust off your knitting needles and start getting creative – all’s wool that ends wool!