Wool is for All Year… Not Just for Winter
When you think of wool, you probably think of a lovely warm jumper that will keep you toasty on those cold winter days… and probably not much else. Whilst most associate wool with winter, there are ways that you can make the most of this wonderful material all year round, whether it be around the home, as accessories or in many other imaginative ways.
We’ve teamed up with Cosy Wool, a leading supplier of knitting wool and yarn, to run through how you can utilise this material 365 days of the year;
Hearts are a big interior design fashion trend at present, and wool can be used to give their appearance an extra edge. If you can find the outline of a heart made from floral wire or a similar material, criss-cross red wool from one side to the other as well as the top to the bottom to be left with a beautiful decorative feature. Remember to leave a strand of wool at the top which you can use to hang it up.
Friendship bracelets are quick and easy to make, and can incorporate any number of different coloured wools for beautiful end results. Get the kids involved in making them at the weekend or during the school holidays and, as well as wearing them themselves as accessories, they can make different designs to give to their friends.
Rather than being left with boring, uninspiring white cables on any decorative fairy lights you keep up all year round, why not wrap coloured wool around instead to bring them to life? You can then hang them up in any area of your home, from a mantelpiece to window sill or in amongst some decorative twigs and you won’t have to worry about the appearance of the white wire between each light as it will be covered by beautifully coloured wool.
Knit Crazy Leg Warmers
If you’re a fan of knitting, gather all of the most colourful wool you have and knit some crazy leg warmers that can be used all year round. Whether you knit a pair for yourself to take along with you to this summer’s music festivals or opt for a fashion accessory that’s a bit of fun for your kids, this is a great way of using wool in a really creative way.
Create Your Own Pencil and Stationery Holders
If you’re the creative type and have pens and pencils along with other stationery scattered all over your home, use your creativity to make your own holders. Take any empty jars you have, give them a good clean and then make little cosies out of wool to fit over them; adding the perfect decorative element as well as creating a highly effective storage solution.
Make a Picnic Blanket
As the weather improves during summer, you’ll want to get out and enjoy the sunshine and what better way to do this than through a picnic in the park? Rather than sitting on the uncomfortable grass though, you’d be much better off knitting yourself a lightweight blanket that is large enough for all the family to sit on yet is lightweight so won’t be a struggle to carry around with you. Whether you opt for a one colour design, multiple colours or even patchwork, it is entirely up to you.
What other creative ideas do you have for wool? Let us know by leaving a comment below. We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!
This post was written by Oliver Kyle in partnership with Cosy Wool; an online stockist of various types of wool in an abundance of different colours to use however you wish!