Back in March I was accepted to take part in the Cambrian Wool Challenge 2015. Cambrian Mountains Wool is an initiative of the Cambrian Mountain Farmers CIC, supported by its patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, in order to raise awareness amongst consumers about the unique, natural and sustainable benefits offered by wool. Encouraging collaboration between the community of wool producers, designers, retailers, manufacturers, artisans and interior designers living within the Cambrian Mountain region of mid-Wales, the Campaign aims to educate producers and consumers about the versatility of wool, and reconnecting them with its myriad uses. The challenge was set for emerging or established designer-makers to create products using 100% Cambrian Mountain wool. The aim: to demonstrate the versatility and beauty of their wool.
From over 100 entries, 35 designers were selected to take part and very luckily for me, I was one of them.
The creations of everyone who took part in the challenge are now going into an exhibition which will tour for the next year. The shows first destination is the Hay Festival which opens at the end of next week. I'll be popping down to have a look so expect some photos soon. Further dates that have already been announced include; The London Welsh Centre during the London Design Festival and Made by Hand Wales in the Autumn. The full listing of venues and dates is available here. For more images of my process please see the full album on facebook.