Web Links

Here are a few useful sites for further information about all things wool related.

Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Trade association dedicated to the preservation and improvement of craftsmanship.

British Wool

Find out about the central marketing system that operates in Britain with the aim of achieving the best possible net returns for farmers.

Campaign for Wool 

The Campaign for Wool was launched in 2010 to educate consumers about the benefits of wool and help to support and grow the wool industry. It is run by a coalition of industry groups and convened by His Majesty King Charles III.

Guild of Machine Knitters

A UK-based, non-profit organisation run voluntarily by machine knitters aiming to increase awareness of their craft in both the UK and abroad.

International Felt Makers Association

Formed in 1979 to foster an international interest in felt, to promote it members’ work and to further the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

International Wool Textile Organisation

An international body representing the world’s wool textile trade and industry. A good source for standards, research and statistics.

Knit for Peace

Blacker Yarns’ sister company The Natural Fibre Company donates spare and waste wool to this wonderful charity which does great work to both teach skills and provide comfort and warmth to needy people.

Knitting & Crochet Guild of Great Britain

A national charity that has helped preserve and promote crochet, hand and machine knitting since its formation in 1978. Publishes a quarterly journal called SlipKnot and has a really excellent website with huge amounts of good reference material.

Rare Breeds Survival Trust

Many of our wool yarn ranges are made with the fibre of rare breed sheep. The RBST is an organisation with a mission to reverse the decline of all livestock breeds on its watchlist.

The Soil Association

The UK charity that promotes sustainable, organic farming and whose organic trademark is the most well-known.

UK Hand Knitting Association

A useful site to visit for all things relating to hand knitting and crochet.

Woolsack

Run on a voluntary basis by wool enthusiast Jane Cooper, this site began as a Cultural Olympiad Inspire project that successfully made British wool cushions as personal welcome gifts for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic athletes. It has moved on to become an expanded library that lists and links everything and anything to do with British wool.

For lots more wool-related events and organisations take a look at this page: Links – Blacker Yarns

 

 

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