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Sunday, 20 October 2013

Celebrating Toft's first official Wool Week

This Wool Week I have enjoyed joining forces with The Campaign for Wool and John Lewis to take part in a 'live' yarn bombing of an Oxford Street window display. 

On day one we began with a blank canvas and gradually as a team covered the furniture within the space. My responsibility was the sofa, a giant ram's head trophy for the wall- and then a whole flock of sheep were thrown in at the end! 

I cannot take the credit for the 322 grant squares on that sofa. I was backed up by a brilliant team and would like to thank Emma Brown, Coral who is currently interning with us, Anja of 'I am snowfox' blog and...  last but not least my mother in law. 

I met some fabulous people and although it was hard work I thoroughly enjoyed the commute to the sofa behind the window. Ed even got the chance to join me for a quick snap. 

So why all this effort for Wool Week 2013?

Alpacas are not sheep, and therefore the fibre they grow on their backs is not wool. Well now that's all clear it's time to explain that very soon Toft will be announcing our first 'non-alpaca' yarn range. 

It's been a long time in development to get the yarn perfect, and sadly this is why we missed our Wool Week delivery deadline by a week. It would have been brilliant to have launched this yarn at our Wool Party, but oh well- there's a good excuse for another one! 

In the meantime I have been kept pretty focused on Toft's wool projects with these ten crochet dudes (I am officially a sheep geek). You can get the patterns here:

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