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

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

WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Jane Brady and The Bioregional Learning Centre

We’ve not been doing an evening post generally on the weekends, but our curator for this week – Paula Wolton of One Hut Full – provided such an abundance of material that we have a bonus post for you tonight! Tonight we hear from Jane Brady, who is a co-founder of The Bioregional Learning Centre… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Jane Brady and The Bioregional Learning Centre

WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Yuli Sømme 2017

This evening’s post comes from Yuli Sømme with whom Paula Wolton has worked since the outset of the One Hut Full project. In these short texts she explores the many ways in which she works with wool to help us better connect this material with its origins in the land. Feet Felt “We’re going to… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Yuli Sømme 2017

WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Heather Firby on founding ‘Woolly Minded’

This evening Paula Wolton brings us this joyful post from local designer and entrepreneur Heather Firby. Heather has established her own knitwear label – ‘Woolly Minded Knitwear‘ – through which she sells her own finished knitwear products made from carefully sourced materials including plenty of wool as well as alpaca fibre. We love the clear… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Heather Firby on founding ‘Woolly Minded’

WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Rob Wolton on ecology and balance

This evening Paula Wolton has enlisted the help of her husband Rob Wolton – an experienced ecologist and environmentalist. Paula has worked alongside him as her partner in life and farming for 30 odd years which has led to heated discussion and interesting compromise from which she feels both have learnt and grown. In curating… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Rob Wolton on ecology and balance

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 & THE LAND: Introducing Paula Wolton

This week we are exploring the topic Woolness & The Land and our guest curator is Paula Wolton – the passionate farmer and creative force behind One Hut Full and One Change. One Hut Full is a touring shepherd’s hut with a multimedia installation celebrating the wool farming year in Dartmoor. Conceived to engage, inspire… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Introducing Paula Wolton

Sheepwrecked to Resc(ewe)d

How a grazing scheme run by Sussex Wildlife Trust is helping to restore chalk grassland habitats, with Mark, Gary and Chase the dog   I’m not sure what I was doing in 2013 when George Monbiot published his essay ‘Sheepwrecked: How Britain has been shagged by the white plague.’ Whatever I was up to I missed… Continue Reading Sheepwrecked to Resc(ewe)d