Nothing says ‘cosy’ like pure natural wool. It’s warm, breathable and deeply comforting, and it’s the perfect time to invest in some woolly accessories ready for the colder weather.
From 10 to 16 October 2016 The Campaign for Wool (yes, really) holds its 7th UK Wool Week, designed to promote the use of wool as a bi0degradable, renewable, safe material that’s suitable for a wide range of uses.
So here are top 10 wool picks for a Cosy Home!
1. Hand woven wool throw, IN-SPACES
This hand-woven, naturally dyed throw will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s made of pure sheep’s wool and it’s fair trade as well! It uses two different colours of naturally dyed yard. ln a herringbone weave, the throw is available in grey, blue & grey, and red & purple. £120, available from IN-SPACES.
2. Moorland wool rug in taupe, The Rug Seller
This plain and simple rug has a deep taupe border and subtle self-coloured stripes to add interest and texture. Made from thick, soft, 100% wool yarns and woven in India using cut and loop techniques, it’s soft and warm to the touch. Available in different sizes, prices start at £69 from The Rug Seller.
3. Wolesley storage ottoman in wool tweed, MADE
With heritage-feel fabric, autumnal colour scheme and accent piping, this UK made ottoman will complement any interior and provide useful storage in a bedroom or living room. You can use the padded top as an occasional seat, as well. £369, available from MADE.
4. Klippan Polka wool blanket/throw, Eclect
The Klippan brand combines Swedish design with traditional methods of working with natural textiles. These 100% lambs wool blankets/throws are thick and warm, but are also springy and light in weight and make an ideal for snuggling up on a winter’s night. Each blanket comes with its own natural wood wool comb for care. £64, available from Eclect.
5. Merino wool sailor knit cushion, Louise Roe
This tactile cushion is made from 100% Merino wool and would be perfect for adding subtle texture and warmth to an armchair or bed. The cover is removable for spot cleaning. £78, available from A Splash of Colour.
6. Berries natural and blue wool and jute pouffe, Harley and Lola
Blending elements of classic design and chic trends, the ‘Berries’ pouffe is perfect as an occasional seat or footstool.Made from hand woven wool and natural fibres of jute, it costs £99.99 from Harley and Lola.
7. Devon lightweight wool duvet, The French Bedroom Company
Wool is an ideal material for duvets, as it’s breathable so cool in summer and warm in winter. It helps to regulate body temperature throughout the night. The unique natural properties of wool are resistant to dust mites, so wool duvets are anti-allergy as well. These are hand made in Devon, using wool from pure breed flocks of Texel sheep and are a natural alternative to a down filled duvet. Available from the French Bedroom Company, prices start at £100.
8. Embroidered wool blanket, Reste
This virgin wool blanket is made in Central Mexico using the highest quality softest wool. The blankets are loomed by artisans, hand-drawn and then hand-embroidered by women in Malinalco Mexico in a minimal pattern of triangles and lines and the edges blanket stitched in contrasting thread. £155, available from Reste.
9. Etawah stone and navy wool cushion cover, Nkuku
These stylish cushion covers are soft and tactile, finished with a row of pretty wooden buttons to add an individual detail. £32.95 for the cover only, available from Nkuku.
10. Rouen stool in olive wood, Swoon Editions
This little French-style stool is upholstered in olive herringbone wool, while antiqued brass studding completes the look. Perfect at a dressing table or as an accent in the corner of a bedroom or bathroom. £179, available from Swoon Editions.