J&S are coming to London! Or rather our Sandra is. She will be down for the the Campaign for Wool’s Wool House event taking place in Somerset House from the 13th – 24th March. She will be in the Events Room giving two very special masterclasses: one on Shetland Lace from 2pm till 3.30pm on Saturday 16th; and another on Fair Isle knitting from 10.30am till 12pm on Sunday 17th.
Similar to most extremely talented, yet humble, Shetland knitters Sandra would never class herself as an expert, but having knitted all her life with a great passion for it, she knows more than most. She can whip up a beautifully intricate Shetland Lace shawl in a few days and can create new patterns out of her head almost without thinking so that completely new jumpers, mittens and cushions flow from her needles perfectly formed. She will be giving a sneak-peek of some of these new designs over her weekend at Wool house, so get along for a look if you get the chance. These will be released by us over the coming months so keep an eye out for them.
Wool House is billed by the Campaign for Wool as ‘the world’s biggest ever celebration of Wool’. It is curated by renowned designer Arabella McNie and will be a 12 day showcase of wool, the greatest of all natural fibers, and its abundant range of uses, including crafts, fashion and home-ware. Leading designers will be there to showcase the use of wool in their work and explain how you could make use of this beautiful material yourself. There will also be specially commissioned artworks in place to display its striking beauty. In all, it is sure to be an unmissable event, so make sure to get along to it if you are lucky enough to be around London from 13th – 24th March.
You can find more information about Wool House, including an events calendar, here.