A Peep at the Wovember Prizes

As always, here at Wovember we love to award prizes for our Wool-along and for our IG photograph competition. Prizes which speak of wool and of sheep. We have been bowled over by all the wool work you have been knitting, spinning, weaving and so on this Wovember and have also loved seeing your pictures of how you have been celebrating and promoting wool this Wovember. We will be drawing the prizes for these soon, but here is a little peep at what you can win.

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Tup Knits by Ann Kingstone

This mini collection from Ann came out a few months ago and we are delighted to have a copy, generously given by Ann, as a prize for the WAL. Yorkshire born and bred, Ann’s designs celebrate local sheep, British wool, traditional patterns and fun design and is shot on location too! As she says in the book – “Put your passion in your fashion”! We hope to see some more projects from this book in many Wovember WALs to come! You can find out more about this great collection of sheep-inspired knits by visiting Ann’s website.

Baa-bles Galore! The Baa-ble Hat, Cowl and Mitts patterns, by Donna Smith

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image: Donna Smith Designs

Here at Wovember, we are both huge fans of the Baa-ble designs from Donna Smith. 

The Baa-ble hat and the cowl and mitts designs speak of Shetland, the landscape, of sheep and wool. They also speak a great deal about Donna’s creativity and talent as a designer, which we here are big fans and supporters of. We are delighted to make a prize of this set for one of our winners. We will gift these patterns to the winner of this prize, via Ravelry.

Shetland Wool Week Annual 2016

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Image: Shetland wool Week

We also have a copy of the Shetland Wool Week annual, which features designs from patron Ella Gordon as well as Donna Smith, Hazel Tindall,  Outi Kater and Helen Robertson (to name just a few!). There are also excellent essays, which include Donna Smith on the the makkin belt, Tom Kidd’s photographs of Shetland in the 1970s (vintage Fair Isle sweaters aplenty!), Roslyn Chapman on the Truck and Barter system and the story of how Shetland knitwear on Mount Everest. The book, worth £14.00, can be purchased online too.

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Wool and embroidered needle wrap from Ericka Eccles.

Ericka Eccles makes incredible hand-sewn items and has offered an embroidered needle wrap, made from Donegal Tweed, especially for the winner of the Instagram photo competition. These items are incredible and the winner will have the choice of whether the needle wrap is for dpns or interchangeables. The wrap will be similar to the one pictured here, but will be made for the winner. (Given the personalised touch to this prize, the item will be sent once completed)

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Thank you so much to everyone who donated prizes to Wovember and good luck to all who have taken part!

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