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

A new shepherdess in Burpham

There are many things related to wool that that bring me a sense of wellbeing. Some that are directly relevant to the following set of interviews are: contemplating the interconnectedness of things; how history runs into the present and how paying heed to the future is important in all our actions in the present.  … Continue Reading A new shepherdess in Burpham

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