Cornish Organic Wool News
Cornish Organic Wool teamed up with Tina Barrett in early 2008 to design some exclusive garments for their wool. Tina also lives in Cornwall and had used Cornish Organic Wool in her Natural Knits Books for GMC Publications. Tina was keen to show both the wonderful organic colours but to also incorporate cables and stitch detail which are highlighted so wonderfully in pure wool. Her first designs were launched at Alexandra Palace on the Cornish Organic Wool stand and received a great reception. Look out for more designs for Tina in the coming months!
Julia demonstrates knitting with 'Guiness World Record' knitting needles.
Julia knitted with 50 strands of dyed Cornish Organic Wool at the Soil Association's Organic Festival (6th-7th September).
Saturday was interrupted by frequent heavy downpours so the knitted piece wasn't as big as we'd hoped. However, Sunday was dry and Julia (with help from some children and Ben from the Soil Association) managed to knit the whole of the balls of wool, making a giant "rug" nearly 2m long.
Cornish Organic Wool is pleased to announce that they are now supplying Organic wool to the fashion industry for garments. The Company has the ability to provide certified dyed yarn to the designers' requirements. The designer can even pick the actual farm their wool comes from as every skein can be traced back to the farm and even the shearing date.
Cornish Organic Wool also has the ability to provide singles, which can be woven by an organically accredited spinning mill, and finished at an organically accredited finisher.