“I have worked with wool all my life as a designer. There’s so much more to it than knitwear – it’s an amazingly versatile material and can be used in so many different ways from chic to rustic. “
– Donatella Versace
“The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.”
– Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Mid Grey + White Blanket
photographed by Taylor & Porter
“The staple of our Australian colonies, but more particularly of New South Wales, the climate and the soil of which are peculiarly suited to its production, – is fine wool.”
– Charles Sturt
“Couching is one of the more sculptural techniques that we use to embellish garments at Alabama Chanin. The effect adds a unique texture and visual appeal.
Traditional couching is a very old technique where yarn (or another material) is laid across fabric and sewn into place, creating shapes and patterns. Our process of couching involves stitching cotton jersey ropes to a stenciled base fabric.”
Salmon Pink Capi
Capi Vanilla Scarf Blue Green Pompoms hand felted merino wool fine taiana design liefer
“The wool of a thousand sheep in good pasture at the least ought to yield fifty marks a year, the wool of two thousand one hundred marks, and so forth, counting by thousands.”
– Robert Grosseteste
“My family have been wool merchants since the 19th century.
My first job, aged 18, was buying fabric from my father to produce and sell ties.
But I was also at university in Milan.”
– Pier Luigi Loro Piana