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Women will get a chance to see where their ladies' knitwear comes from as Leeds joins in a public celebration of woollen creations.
The city is participating in Worldwide Knit in Public Day by giving people free lessons and materials to learn about the art, as well as holding demonstrations of felting, dyeing and spinning.
Verity Britton, of the Baa Ram Ewe shop, told the Yorkshire Evening Post the wool and ladies' knitwear trade forms a key part of the area's heritage.
"People who have mastered basic knitting always want to develop and learn more," she said, pointing out that individuals can make their own ladies' knitwear to suit the seasons.
The Big Knit will be held on June 12th and demonstrations are set take place at Pannier Market. People will even be able to watch sheep shearing.
Farmers have been lobbying to get British wool showcased at the Olympics in London in 2012.
According to the Journal, a petition was circulated on the matter at the recent Northumberland County Show.
Posted by James Wood