To celebrate Wool Week 2013, 14th – 20th October, Rowan will be supporting a number of events and sponsorships throughout the week, please see below to view some of the key dates for up and coming events to mark in your diary.
Throughout the Week
For Knit Nation and Wool Week, John Lewis Oxford Street and Edinburgh will be running a week of FREE fashion focussed knitting classes and drop ins supported by Rowan, focussing on how to use bright colours, and new techniques to create high fashion patterns.
For drop in times and more information go to:
There will also be live knitting all week in the John Lewis Oxford Street window, as knitters yarnbomb their way around a plain white living room scene, transforming it into a woollen wonderland using a variety of yarn including Rowan.
Thursday 17th October
Rowan will be in the John Lewis Oxford Street pop up shop throughout the day. The shop has been exclusively designed for Wool Week and can be found on the fashion floor. During the day Rowan will be teaching the craft of knitting with FREE workshops, making high street quick knit accessories. Fashionista and reality TV star Oliver Proudlock will be joining the fun from 6pm onwards, when we will also be teaching him to knit!
To register, please visit: www.campaignforwool.org or drop into the haberdashery department in John Lewis Oxford Street.
Saturday 19th October
Throughout the day, Rowan will be in Liberty, London department store with designers Sarah Hatton and Martin Storey who will be on hand to sign their latest books and discuss our wool yarns.
Sunday 20th October
Celebrate wool and all things woolly by coming along to our PicKnit at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire.
Learn how to knit or polish your existing skills with our fabulous knitted blanket design made up of individual colourful squares, and don’t forget to visit our pom-pom station to add your handmade creation to the vibrant display.
There will also be the opportunity to see a variety of different knitted garments and homeware pieces on display, and to learn more about the different types of sheep breeds, which are used in the wool industry.
We hope you enjoy Wool Week, and have the opportunity to join in the fun in celebrating this wonderful fibre.
The Rowan Team