Over the past couple of months, I have been working with the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) on developing an online Wool Directory. This has evolved from the research that I gathered through Give Fleece A Chance. The Wool Directory lists South West wool producers with the aim of connecting them more easily with people who want to use local fleece.
To promote the Directory, we have been to a couple of shows in Devon; the Devon County Show and the National Sheep Association event near Paignton. Both events went really well and we had plenty of positive feedback from producers and users alike. If you want to have a look at the Directory, you can find it here www.wooldirectory.org.uk. Use it to source SW fleece and yarn, and also to see how textile designers and makers are using wool. We’ve also got a page for events, so if you’re planning a wool themed event please let us know.
Here are some photos from the Devon County show. I’ve put some more on our Flickr site www.flickr.com/photos/givefleeceachance where you can also see 185 knitted sheep.