Friday 13th October, 1.15-2
We have been using wool for millennia. It is ingrained into our social history and affects every aspect of our lives. Look around any UK city and you will find municipal buildings built on the profits of the wool trade. In many ways, the connection we have with wool may run deeper than we will ever know.
Selvedge has long been fascinated by the natural properties of wool and how, the character of wool different breeds contribute to impressive and sometimes unimagined uses. In the centre of a baseball, for instance, you’ll find 350 meters of wool wrapped tightly around a cork centre to help with shock absorbance and bounce due to wool's unrivalled resilience.
Join Selvedge's Polly Leonard as she explores the life of wool in a talk about rare breeds of sheep, the history of wool and how contemporary designers and makers are using the world's original ‘techno textile’ to its fullest potential.
Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY
Buses: W3, 184 (free shuttle bus from Alexandra Palace station)
Closest Tubes: Alexandra Palace, Finsbury Park
There are car parking facilities available on site, however the show and we strongly suggest you try to use public transport.