Peggy's Collection

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Wool Week Giveaway

This week is Wool Week. This was pioneered by the Prince of Wales to reignite peoples love with wool and to make awareness of fashion and textiles rather than 'throw away items' It also affects all types of items that contain wool including home furnishings and carpets. The scheme aims to help sheep farmers by boosting the price of wool worldwide. Lots of people and companies have been supporting wool week, including John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Vogue and Vanity Fair to name just a few.

So to celebrate Wool Week I am doing a giveaway on this blog for one of 5 lavender scented hearts. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me why you love wool or woolen items? I will pick tthe winners next wednesday 14th September 2011 using a random number checker. Please be aware you will only win one of the hearts even if you enter more than once.

I look forward to seeing all your comments and if you dont win you can also order them from my website here peggys collection

7 comments:

  1. As a child, with my parents both working we spent a great deal of time with my Grandparents. My Grandmother is a phenomenal knitting machine. There were jumpers with Thomas the tank engine on - for all 6 male grandchildren. There were play dolls made of wool and stuffed. All sorts. She had a look about her when she knitted. A concentration, but she did not miss a trick if you were about to miss behave. She is an inspirational lady and still to this day the only person who has knitted me a Aran jumper which I lived in!

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  2. I love knitted items, but I do not love wool - or it does not love me - it makes me itch, although I can get away with some very low % wool mixes. I am always jealous of my friends who can knit with wool though, as although I have a choice of fab fibres - silk, cotton, bamboo, sugar cane to name a few - wool seems to come in so many more glorious colours and mixtures of colours.

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  3. I love wool because she is multi faceted and multi tasking. At once soft, yet also protective, sophisticated yet cosy.As old as time yet bang up to date.
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  4. I am totally addicted to wools - Welsh wools in particular! Just think - this natural fibre grows on sheep who get too hot, so it's sheared off and cleaned & carded, spun & woven and then we can wear it! Wool is the most fabulous fibre and I love it!

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  5. I love wool! One billion sheep can't be wrong ;0) @missielizzieb

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  6. I love the feel of wool. So cosy and just makes you feel better when the weather turns chilly

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  7. I love wool, because it comes from fluffy sheep. I think it makes the winter more bearable when you have a good woollie jumper.

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