WOOLNESS AND ME: Introducing Louise Spong

Let’s introduce you to another of our amazing contributors this year – local wool champion, Louise Spong! You may well be familiar with Louise as she is no stranger to Wovember, having been interviewed and provided us with some Wovember Words once or twice. Of course, many of you will be more acquainted with Louise… Continue Reading WOOLNESS AND ME: Introducing Louise Spong

The Glastonbury of Wool

Emma Ross is here today with her first post that focuses on wool, wellness and the individual. Craft can be a solitary pursuit, but it is also a very communal one too. Many of us can struggle taking ourselves from the periphery of our own knitting to large events and shows.  You have followed the… Continue Reading The Glastonbury of Wool

Woolness and Me: Introducing Emma Ross

Today we are delighted to welcome Emma Ross and introduce her to you as one of our Wovember contributors this year. Emma will be writing on Woolness and the Individual and Louise wanted to ask Emma a little about herself and what woolness means to her. Hi Emma! Tell us a little bit about yourself. Hi… Continue Reading Woolness and Me: Introducing Emma Ross

Getting Ready for Wovember 2017

Stand on your tiptoes and you can just about see Wovember peeping over the horizon! We have been lining up a month of incredible posts and articles for you on this year’s theme of Where Wool Meets Wellness; some of this content is by us, and some of it has been curated or contributed by… Continue Reading Getting Ready for Wovember 2017

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

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…

Oi și lână în România – sheep and wool in Romania

Today for our EU Wovember Words post we are in Romania where the word for sheep is oaie, and the word for wool is lână. To begin with the sheep (info from this report); In Romania there are two autochthon native breeds: Turcana, named also Zackel (“mountain peasant”, “Romanian”) or Walachian (“Romanian”), is the sheep… Continue Reading Oi și lână în România – sheep and wool in Romania

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

Sue Blacker on Labelling

We are delighted that SUE BLACKER is here tonight to weigh in on the labelling theme of this week. Here Sue describes the different forms of labelling that need to be adhered to and considered at the Natural Fibre Company and at Blacker Yarns.   A rose by any other name? Oh I wish it… Continue Reading Sue Blacker on Labelling