It’s a bit of a weird feeling on the first morning it all feels a bit “autumnal”. Everything that I don’t like about autumn has an equally happy reason to love this particular season change. Darker nights means we can fire up the wood-burning stove. End of the heatwave means no more sweaty top lip. And the best reason of all: colder days means knitwear!
In this blog I’m going to show you, not my knitwear but, the knitwear of a few cute creatures in my life…
These are the beauties from the clever ladies at Wild and Wool (www.wildandwool.co.uk), Katrina and Susie.
Susie and I started chatting one day as she was browsing the shelves at Wool. There was a particular British yarn made of Masham that Susie was in love with and, when I found out it was for a mouse’s scarf, I couldn’t wait to find out more.
After many a yarn-squeeze Susie asked whether we would be interested in collaborating and making a fantastic, one-off window display using her creatures and our wool. I jumped at the chance!
Last winter Wild and Wool were responsible for the incredible Fox windows in all the London branches of Oddbins. These metre high dapper foxes were then auctioned off for charity.
So, after convincing the very talented Ellie from The Bolt Tree (www.thebolttree.com) to get on board we knew we were about the create something special.
After hours of knitting, sewing and needlefelting work from all of us (and my mama too) the Friday of the window installation rolled around.
First the clever W&Wers set the scene for our autumnal gang…
We then got the troops together to work out who would go where…
And then the woodland dudes were positioned in situ. And they. Look. Sooooo. Amazing
There are some incredible details
The window will be in place until January with a winter addition coming soon; if you follow @wildandwool in Instagram you’ll have seen a sneak peek of what’s (or should I say who’s) on its way.
Please come and see these special creatures. They are so beautiful it’s hard to do them justice here.
They will all be for sale after the season so if you’re interested please let us know in store or, better still, email the Wild &Wool guys for details.
See you soooooon
Ps knitted garments are made in the following yarns
Bag: Felted Tweed Aran
Scarf: Kidsilk Haze
Scarf: Hemp Tweed
Hat: Felted Tweed Aran
Scarf: Felted Tweed