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Two ladies and a whole lotta wool

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:

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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:

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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.

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Beautiful, naturally coloured wools.

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Beautiful, red and white, asymmetric scarf at Wool House

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

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Couldn’t resist using the macro setting here.

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All the woolly stats

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Again with the macro setting

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This chair was comedy – looked cosy too

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

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Felt origami – such beautiful work

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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.

Charlie

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About thisischarlie

I'm Charlie Parker. Whilst I don't play sax I do play the ukulele. I'm a digital marketing professional living and working in Vancouver, Canada. I am prone to wanderlust, I ❤️ children's books and am a dedicated knitter.

One comment on “Wool House 2013 at Somerset House

  1. kaloskraft
    24/05/2013

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

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