Danni and Charlie do craft

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Wool House 2013 at Somerset House

This March 2013, Danni and I visited the most fabulous Wool House exhibition at Somerset House.

A lunchtime well-spent.

A lunchtime well-spent.

I also attended on the last day, and was chuffed to get a place at the Tweed High Tea Party. Unfortunately, my partner isn’t much into tweet (he’s more of a metal-head – it would be a miracle if I got him to wear tweed) so we weren’t both allowed in. I did have a brief wander around the party, but soon got a bit lonely and went and joined my fella so we could look around the exhibition together.

He was a particular fan of this gigantic rug that ran a fair chunk of the main hallway:


Most pictures I’ve been of this show the full runner, but I wanted to show just how awesome the pixelated patter was. Rug designed by Cristian Zuzunaga”

I really loved these – there were lots of different colour ways, and it was quite hypnotic looking at them:


These wonderful criss-cross wool sculptures were at one of the entrances to the exhibition. So simple in concept – make me want to go home and make one myself.


Beautiful, naturally coloured wools.


Beautiful, red and white, asymmetric scarf at Wool House


The wonderful notes in the tailoring part of the Wool House exhibtion


Couldn’t resist using the macro setting here.


All the woolly stats


Again with the macro setting


This is the type of item that I think is synonymous with the nostalgia of crafts – it’s the blanket your nan made that you want to learn how to do.


Believe it or not – this was wall paper, beautiful, embroidered wallpaper.


One of the amazing interior designed rooms – all inspired by wool, glorious wool.


Well, you just can’t go wrong with a flower felted cushion.


The most quirky and whimsical Donna Wilson, I recently knitted one of her patterns from the Knitted Odd Bunch


Donna Wilson close up – I just love the wood effect one.


This was the wall covering in a rather mesmerizing room by Anne Kyyrö Quinn studio


A close up of this intricate work again by Anne Kyyroquinn studio


This chair was comedy – looked cosy too


Doesn’t that just make you feel warm and fuzzy?


Felt origami – such beautiful work


And, what better way to end that with this guy

It was a really great exhibition – lots of amazing designers and artists, and great to see the many different ways wool was interpreted and used.



About thisischarlie

I'm Charlie Parker, one half of the craft duo Danni and Charlie do craft. I love crafting in all its guises, from baking to knitting to growing vegetables (which most definitely IS a craft). I am all about local - local wool, local shops, local communities. I am a novice drawer and doodler, my plan is to be better and do my own illustration zine and then hit the road with my wool and bearded Canadian. These are my dreams. Thank you for visiting my blogs.

One comment on “Wool House 2013 at Somerset House

  1. kaloskraft

    What fun! I always love textile exhibits. The felt origami is pretty awesome!

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