Team Wovember: Jeni, Louise, Emma & Paula

By no means least, its the turn of our incredible woolly contributers Louise Spong, Emma Ross and Paula Wolton and resident Team Wovember Photographer, Jeni Reid. Here they all are to tell us what they’ve enjoyed most about Wovember this year. We would like to take further opportunity to thank them, so heartily, for their… Continue Reading Team Wovember: Jeni, Louise, Emma & Paula

Team Wovember: Allison and Rachel

Hey there awesome Wovember Insta Challengers! #wovemberinstachallenge Day 25: Snuggle Wool snuggles! I feel awkward without some Wool about me at all times – I swear it has calming properties similar to small rocks and driftwood 😊🐑😍 #wearwooleveryday #wearwoolforwovember #endsaremyfriends #meret #owlsweater #hapcowl A post shared by Kim Bruce (@peislandergirl) on Nov 25, 2017 at… Continue Reading Team Wovember: Allison and Rachel

Where Wool Meets Wellness: Louise

Wovember is drawing to a close and Team Wovember want to reflect on their favourite,stand out posts and images from the month. Today Louise is here with hers. This year’s theme has struck right to the woolly heart of many of you. Wellness means something different to all of us and I really hope the… Continue Reading Where Wool Meets Wellness: Louise

Woolness and me: Past, present and future in wool

Hazel Smith, Mill Manager at Uist Wool, is here today to talk about her love for wool and how much wool wellness she gleans from working in the industry. Hazel wrote a longer article for us last year on her work at the mill, and the incredible yarns they make that tell the story of… Continue Reading Woolness and me: Past, present and future in wool

Sue Blacker on Shearing Wool

We are always honoured and delighted to include articles from honorary Team Wovember member, Sue Blacker. This year we asked if we may re-publish a recent blog post that Sue wrote at her own blog, part of a series there on the journey that wool takes from sheep to skein.  You may have seen the recent… Continue Reading Sue Blacker on Shearing Wool

From the Archives: The Shearer

Later today Sue Blacker will be here to talk about shearing processes. We felt that we couldn’t possibly preface this with anything else but The Rapping Shearer, AKA Adam McClure. We first shared this back in 2015 and Wovemberists just loved it. Here it is again for your enjoyment. : : : : : WOVEMBER… Continue Reading From the Archives: The Shearer

Superwash: Woolness for the US wool industry

Today we are delighted to share with you a blog post which Krista McCurdy wrote for her own website, Pigeon Roof Studio. The topic of superwash wool is one on which many of us have a strong opinion. Here at Wovember we have had posts from people who like superwash for its ease of care… Continue Reading Superwash: Woolness for the US wool industry

Woolness and us: Of Fleece and Friendship

Sarah Hunt, host of the Fiber Trek podcast, sent us this wonderful post for Wovember. While it WAY exceeded our word count for the ‘woolness and me’ posts, we thought it would make a very special “woolness and us” story. This Wovember we have seen how wool contributes to wide ideas and examples of wellness.… Continue Reading Woolness and us: Of Fleece and Friendship

WOOLNESS AND LABELS – a little peace of mind

As part of her own ongoing need for clear yarn labelling, Louise has been thinking about how the information on a band of wool can lead to a fuller understanding of the whole journey from sheep to finished knitted object. I’ve written here before, and more regularly write and talk at KnitBritish, about the importance of… Continue Reading WOOLNESS AND LABELS – a little peace of mind

WOOLNESS & ME: Wool to aid negative thoughts and feelings

Mariette, a friend of Wovember from Rotterdam, has written today’s post about how particular wool and wool textures are part of her therapy ‘tool kit’. Through a childhood in difficult circumstances I grew up learning not to listen to my own feelings. In the end I did not even know they were there. After several… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & ME: Wool to aid negative thoughts and feelings