We have exciting news for all the wool lovers out there, with the introduction of a new competition and display at the 2022 Llandovery Sheep Festival, which will be held on the 17th and 18th September.
We are hoping to highlight and raise awareness of all the wonderful things that our British wool can be used for, and we are asking for your help and ideas.
You might like to enter a beautiful piece of knitting or crochet, or maybe a fabulous piece of weaving, some hand spun yarn, a picture made from wool, something that has been wet, or needle felted, or maybe you have made something from wool that is innovative and unusual.
Wool has clothed us for 1,000’s of years, and in more recent times it has been used for house insulation, carpets, bedding, packaging, shoes, upholstery, soft furnishing, slug repellent and mulch for the garden, acoustic clouds, it’s even been mixed with seaweed to reinforce brick making. Wool’s absorption properties have seen it used to soak up major oil spillages, and it’s also been incorporated into a new alternative to fibre glass.
Wool is hypoallergenic, it has balanced thermal insulation properties - meaning it is warm in winter and cool in the summer. It absorbs harmful pollutants, and dust mites don't like wool. It is naturally flame resistant, and is a naturally renewable fibre that is both Eco-friendly and Sustainable. So, what is there not to love about wool?
The competition entry forms will be available from January 2022, but we thought we’d give you the ‘heads up’ now, so that you can start your projects while there’s plenty of time. The entries submitted MUST be made using BRITISH WOOL as the main component. Entries will need to be sent/dropped off at Llandovery Sheep Festival HQ by August 8th 2022, and arrangements made for your entry to be collected between 4pm-5pm on Sunday 18th September.
There is a no charge to enter the competition, but there will be prizes (TBC) for the ten best entries. We reserve the right to display your entry throughout the weekend of the sheep festival.