WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Sally Vergette on healing from the foot & mouth crisis of 2001

This post was curated by Paula Wolton for our Woolness and the Land theme and features the voice of Sally Vergette. She explores the pain of the Foot & Mouth crisis of the early 00s, and the role that working with wool played in aiding her recovery from this devastation. Both this post and the… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Sally Vergette on healing from the foot & mouth crisis of 2001

Woolness and You – further support

Here is Emma with her final post this week on Wool, Wellness and You.  There is masses of information out there about the mental health benefits of knitting and crafting in general. This week we have spoken about woolness and the impact the individual can have on the community of wool. But woolness is also… Continue Reading Woolness and You – further support

The language and connections of woolness

What makes knitted fabric really special, is that it doesn’t seem hi-tech at all. It speaks an emotional and sensual language that we all respond to and inspires love and even obsession.The love in choosing yarns and colours, making every stitch and then after casting off the finished project, passing it on to a knitworthy… Continue Reading The language and connections of woolness

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

Wovember 2017: WOOLNESS themes and structure

Greetings, Wovemberists and wool-lovers! This evening we thought we’d talk about how we’ve structured content through Wovember this year, and briefly introduce our amazing guest curators and contributors. As you’ll have noticed, we’ve been trailing the theme of WOOLNESS: WHERE WELLNESS MEETS WOOL. We thought it would be useful to unpack a little bit what… Continue Reading Wovember 2017: WOOLNESS themes and structure

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