How You Celebrated Wovember – wearing wool

Hello there! We are currently picking the winners of the Wovember WAL and the IG photo competition – we shall have a post for you tomorrow with the winners and their prizes. We are stunned once again by the entries – you should all be very proud of your wool work in the WAL and… Continue Reading How You Celebrated Wovember – wearing wool

Update: Open Letter to The Campaign for Wool

Wovember kicked off early this year, back in September with this Letter to the Campaign for Wool. We’d not planned on starting Wovember so early, but felt called to action by so many grassroots wool workers feeling unsupported by the Campaign for Wool (CfW) and their wool conference un-ironically dubbed “The Davos of Wool”. We… Continue Reading Update: Open Letter to The Campaign for Wool

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… Continue Reading A Peep at the Wovember Prizes

yarn that tells the story of Uist

This week our theme is centred on wool empowerment. Earlier in Wovember we heard from Dana MacPhee, director of Uist Wool, on the project’s inception and setting up their mill. Today we are pleased to welcome mill manager Hazel Smith to give her personal account of her involvement with the project.  Uist Wool. Our name, I believe,… Continue Reading yarn that tells the story of Uist

Week 4 of the #Wovember2016 instagram photo competition…

As we mentioned in this post Wovember has been hosting an annual photo contest on instagram. You still have a few days left to enter! All you have to do is use the hashtag #Wovember2016 on any images which show the ways in which you are appreciating and celebrating sheep and wool this Wovember. You… Continue Reading Week 4 of the #Wovember2016 instagram photo competition…

Journey of a wool yarn #2

Earlier in Wovember Louise spoke to Joy McMillan, from The Knitting Goddess about her plans to design a 100% Yorkshire wool yarn. In conversation with Louise and Joy was Claire Tunney, of Fourways Dorsets, whose fleece was going into the yarn. You can listen to their interview here. An important part of the process of creating… Continue Reading Journey of a wool yarn #2

From the Wovember Archives: Amy Twigger Holroyd on Working with Wool…

Our theme this week is “Be the Change” and that is something we hope that is an encouraging, rallying call for our readers when it comes to the politics of wool. Today’s trip to the archives brings a Q&A with Amy Twigger Holroyd – founder of Keep & Share, from 2012. Keep & Share is the… Continue Reading From the Wovember Archives: Amy Twigger Holroyd on Working with Wool…

The Journey of Wool Yarn #1

During Wovember we always try to celebrate wool from the field to the finished object and to introduce you to some of the people involved in all aspects of wool work through that process. This year we thought that it would be really interesting to follow one particular story through that journey. Joy McMillan hand-dyes… Continue Reading The Journey of Wool Yarn #1

Uist Wool

Dana MacPhee, director of Uist Wool, is here today to talk about the development of their mill and training programme. The Uist Wool Mill will spin local and other fleece for local craftspersons and for selling outwith the islands. The project seeks to help to revitalise this traditional island industry through creating employment, training and workspaces and… Continue Reading Uist Wool

From the Wovember Archives: Kylie Gusset on Sourcing Ethical Wool

Today’s post from the Wovember archives is from last year and Kylie Gusset, creator of the awesome Ton of Wool project which is very appropriate project in terms of thinking global and acting local. Here she speaks about sourcing ethical wool and several issues for us to better understand as consumers of WOOL. How Climate Change… Continue Reading From the Wovember Archives: Kylie Gusset on Sourcing Ethical Wool