Wool and Wildflowers

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Hand dyed yarn from Ginger Twist Studios, Edinburgh

Celebrating my two interests, wool and wildflowers oh and my birthday (cake then as well), this week is #WoolWeek and I have therefore decided in order to combine my love of yarn and silk/merino fibres for my art crochet and my love of wildflowers and natural botanical forms, I would undertake the challenge of making a crochet wildflower every day for a final wearable Hook and Teasel collar piece at the end of the week.

There is a wonderful link through plants with hand dyed yarns and growing wildflowers that I wanted to explore. Along the way I will be blogging about the British and uniquely native wildflowers you may not know about, each having some connection to inspiring yarn dye colours or having uses in the production of hand dyed yarns, even just inspiring their names.

Very generous and lovely yarn producers from around the UK have contributed their precious stock and oddments to the make and I will be describing their influences, skills and interests with wool and nature.

Come back and see the crochet wildflower makes here via my daily blog feed and also follow wildflower #WoolWeek activity @GrowWildUK @GrowWildScot @HookandTeasel #ChooseWool #growwild @Campaignforwool

Grow Wild is the UK’s biggest-ever wild flower campaign, bringing people together to transform local spaces with native, pollinator-friendly wild flowers and plants. 

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Grow Wild is the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Through us millions of people are doing something positive where they live; connecting with wild flowers, plants and places around them, taking notice of nature, getting active, learning new things and sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm.

www.growwilduk.com

This October, The Campaign for Wool will mark its seventh successful year with its annual ‘Wool Week’. Taking place from the 10th – 16th, Wool Week will celebrate everything woolly with a week of activities in London.

http://www.campaignforwool.org/

 

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