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