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Happy Wool Week!

Happy Wool Week!

We love wool. Wool blankets, wool scarves, woolly sheep... we can't stop shouting about all the wonderful benefits of wool. 

Why do we love wool?

Because it's...

  • 100% natural
  • Renewable and sustainable
  • Biodegradable
  • Temperature regulating (keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer)
  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Odour resistant
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Easy to take care of
  • So cosy

To be honest, we could go on and on. In fact, we have

What is Wool Week?

This year, the Campaign for Wool celebrates its 8th annual Wool Week. A single week is hardly enough time to celebrate, so Wool Week 2017 actually runs for 16 days: from 7 to 22 October. 

Wool Week is a time to celebrate and to educate. Across the UK and Commonwealth countries, groups and businesses are hosting workshops, exhibitions, talks and other special events, all revolving around wool and its benefits. 

What did we do to celebrate in Wool Week?

At The Tartan Blanket Co., we never miss an opportunity to celebrate. In honour of Wool Week, on Sunday, 8 October we hosted a 'Wine and Weave' workshop in our Edinburgh HQ. 

The darling Sarah from Squid Ink Co. in Glasgow popped by to teach some lovely ladies how to weave their very own wall hanging. Assisted with glasses of wine and handfuls of sweet treats, we wrapped up in knee blankets to learn the basics of weaving by flickering candlelight. 

After just two hours of weaving, our wall hangings were coming along nicely - have a look for yourself!

How can you take part in Wool Week?

Make it your mission this Wool Week to learn something new about wool! Pop over to the Campaign for Wool website to learn more about its benefits, or have a read of our own blog post

Another great way to celebrate is to try your hand at some woolly crafts. Here are our suggestions:

 

How are you celebrating Wool Week? Let us know in the comments below!

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