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

WOOLNESS WORDS: Where It Begins by BARBARA KINGSOLVER

This week finds us drawing Wovember to a close. We are considering what the month has meant. To kick off our reflections, and to begin inviting yours in the comments, we are sharing this beautiful piece of writing by Barbara Kingsolver that celebrates wool’s interconnectedness with other parts of our lives… with seasons, with families,… Continue Reading WOOLNESS WORDS: Where It Begins by BARBARA KINGSOLVER

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 WORDS: #ONECHANGE

Continuing our activism theme, today we share some words from the onechange.life website established as the next stage of the One Hut Full project – founded by one of our contributors earlier in the month, Paula Wolton. This initiative asks all of us, as consumers, to make one change in our buying habits just once… Continue Reading WOOLNESS WORDS: #ONECHANGE

WOOLNESS WORDS: William J. Claxton ‘In a Woollen Town’

Today’s Woolness Words post is excerpted from a chapter of the same name in William J. Claxton’s children’s reference book, Wool and the Weaver, Rambles among our Industries. We felt that – like yesterday’s Woolness Words from Rachael Matthews – it would offer a different perspective or framing for our forthcoming week of posts themed… Continue Reading WOOLNESS WORDS: William J. Claxton ‘In a Woollen Town’

WOOLNESS WORDS: Rachael Matthews ‘Finding Our Place Through Yarn’

Today’s Woolness Words post is excerpted from a chapter of the same name in Rachael Matthews’ highly recommended book The Mindfulness in Knitting: Meditations on Craft and Calm. We thought it would be a perfect segue into the focus for the forthcoming week: Woolness & the Locale. Noticing Interdependence I find Herdwick a comfort to… Continue Reading WOOLNESS WORDS: Rachael Matthews ‘Finding Our Place Through Yarn’

WOOLNESS WORDS: #knittedknickers

Today’s Woolness Words post was written by Paula Wolton who is here to talk about ‘woolness’ in the context of pants, knitted knickers, and also lower back pain. A friend is a sports therapist dealing mainly with dancers and dance related injuries. She is sent many papers on the latest discoveries and cures for debilitating… Continue Reading WOOLNESS WORDS: #knittedknickers

WOOLNESS WORDS: The Knitter, Jackie Kay

Today we wanted to share this wonderful poem from Jackie Kay. We have been really struck in receiving your posts on “Woolness and me” how, for many of you wool work yields a sense of purpose; of self-definition; of dignity and of resilience. Those themes permeate this poem and are key, we feel, to woolness.… Continue Reading WOOLNESS WORDS: The Knitter, Jackie Kay

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