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Leeuwarden blankets of Leeuwarden wool

This project was part of DDW 2020
Pleed, Leeuwarden blankets of Leeuwarden wool — © Pleed

Every year the fleece of the Leeuwarden herd is sent to China as a waste product. (As is most of the fleece of the 1 million sheep in the Netherlands.) To show there is another way, Pleed transformed the fleece shorn from all 200 sheep into blankets.

A total of 88 pleeds (blankets) were made of local wool, and have been on display in a pop-up exhibition in Leeuwarden (25 June until 1 September 2020). 150 volunteers took part in the project: felters, spinners, knitters, and weavers.
Our pop-up expo wa

Shepherd Sam Westra and his herd — © Johan Westra

Pleed pop-up expo, Leeuwarden 2020 — © Pleed

clockwise: knitting, crochet, weaving, feltwork — © Pleed

Pleed wool rescue handbook, publ. date: October