Join the Flock: This year’s trends in wool
To Southwark Cathedral for the Campaign for Wool’s exhibition of the latest wool items for interiors. It features an impressive selection of of fabrics, furnishings, rugs and artwork from the high street, designers and bespoke producers.
Not to forget, an impressive selection of colourful sheep to greet visitors
Inside, this Ingmar chair from Jonathan Adler caught my eye
in front of this Drape wall covering by Tracy Kendall The Festoon revival starts here?
Another striking chair. Orwell wing chair by Kirsty Whyte for Heals
Polychrome se 01 rug designed by El Ultimo Grito for Christopher Farr
How cute are these dog coats made from London Underground tube line moquette? This is the fabric used on the district line available from London Transport Museum
Fine Cell Work is a great charity that works with prisoners to teach them to sew and embroider so that they can learn skills to benefit them when they are released. See Ivana’s favourite cushion here and read about another exhibition featuring Fine Cell Work here. FCW also produce bespoke items and personalised cushions like this one – they make great Christmas presents!
Detail of an oval rug by Rose de Borman for Anthropologie – a contemporary interpretation of mid 19th century pieced and appliquéd coverlets featuring figures and animals as seen in the collections of the Victoria and Albert museum.
You can never have too many furry friends..
A tapestry by Weftfaced based on a painting by Gillian Ayres
This small exhibition showed the enduring appeal of traditional tweeds, twills and textures of wool for manufacturers and makers. I think it also demonstrated how versatile, colourful and downright playful the material can be for interior design in the right hands.
The Campaign for Wool Interiors Collection is at Southwark Cathedral, London until 12th October. Admission is free.