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

Felix’s reflections

As Wovember draws to its close, and following on from Louise’s post yesterday, this evening Felix reflects on this year’s Wovember with its Woolness theme. Please feel free to share your own reflections on this month in the comments! I’ve loved this year’s Wovember postings and the different voices brought to this blog by our… Continue Reading Felix’s reflections

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

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: Deborah Gray on spinning and swatching

Today’s Woolness & Me post was written by Deborah Gray, who has written on the Wovember blog before, and will be known to many of you from her classes at Shetland Wool Week and her long-running and informative blog, Perfect Weather for Spinning & Knitting. Today she describes many of the links from sheep through… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & ME: Deborah Gray on spinning and swatching

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

WOOLNESS AND ME: Beate Herold on the healing powers of wool

Today’s Woolness & Me post was written by Beate Herold from Nuertingen, Germany, who describes the multifaceted physical and mental benefits she has experienced as a result of growing and working with wool. Wool rescued me. When my work got more and more computerized and pressured, woolly sheep came into my life. Working and caring… Continue Reading WOOLNESS AND ME: Beate Herold on the healing powers of wool

WOOLNESS & ME: Liddy the Lamb

Today’s Woolness & Me post was written by longterm Wovember supporter and contributor Sara Dunham of Punkin’s Patch, who has written about the incredible bedside manner of one of the lambs in her flock. Liddy’s mom didn’t love her. She’d feed the lamb if forced but after a couple days we gave up. We tried… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & ME: Liddy the Lamb