yarn that tells the story of Uist

This week our theme is centred on wool empowerment. Earlier in Wovember we heard from Dana MacPhee, director of Uist Wool, on the project’s inception and setting up their mill. Today we are pleased to welcome mill manager Hazel Smith to give her personal account of her involvement with the project.  Uist Wool. Our name, I believe,… Continue Reading yarn that tells the story of Uist

Prick Your Finger

This evening we are introducing our final weekly sub-theme for this year’s POLITICS OF WOOL extravaganza: WELCOME TO THE WEEK OF WOOLPOWERMENT! To kick things off we are revisiting a post from our archives about Prick Your Finger – the legendary haberdashery/wool shop/art gallery of Bethnal Green created by Rachael Matthews and Louize Harries in 2007. Prick… Continue Reading Prick Your Finger

The Journey of Wool Yarn #1

During Wovember we always try to celebrate wool from the field to the finished object and to introduce you to some of the people involved in all aspects of wool work through that process. This year we thought that it would be really interesting to follow one particular story through that journey. Joy McMillan hand-dyes… Continue Reading The Journey of Wool Yarn #1

Uist Wool

Dana MacPhee, director of Uist Wool, is here today to talk about the development of their mill and training programme. The Uist Wool Mill will spin local and other fleece for local craftspersons and for selling outwith the islands. The project seeks to help to revitalise this traditional island industry through creating employment, training and workspaces and… Continue Reading Uist Wool

From the Wovember Archives: Sheep as Propaganda

This post was originally published on the Wovember blog on the 6th Wovember, 2011. It was written by Kate Davies and we are thrilled to republish it here as one of our “from the Wovember archives” pieces. We all probably know that knitting socks for “our boys” became a part of the war effort during… Continue Reading From the Wovember Archives: Sheep as Propaganda

The Wovember Ravelry Swap

Last year Nadine Haarich, a long-time supporter and good friend of Team Wovember, wrote about knitting with the wool of the Coburger Fuchsschaf sheep – a local to her breed in Germany. Nadine is such an enthusiast for Wovember, wool and knitting local that she is hosting a swap for us, over in our Raverly group.… Continue Reading The Wovember Ravelry Swap

The Wovember Instagram Competition 2016

For the 3rd year in a row we are pleased to announce that the Wovember Photo Competition is happening on Instagram. All you have to do to enter is use the hashtag #Wovember2016 on any images which show the ways you are appreciating and celebrating sheep and wool this Wovember …be it showing off woollen… Continue Reading The Wovember Instagram Competition 2016

Introducing Wovember 2016

Since Wovember began in 2011 we have brought you almost 300 posts of carefully curated woolly content. In the last two years our turbo enthusiasm for wool plus generous contributions of words and pictures brought you a dazzling daily line-up that included a daily wool photograph; a Wovember Words post; and a main woolly post… Continue Reading Introducing Wovember 2016

Be the change: an early intro to Wovember 2016

Dear Wovemberists Do not adjust your sets – it is not quite Wovember yet. As you will see there are a few changes going on around here; we are preparing for November. We hadn’t planned such an early post, so do bear with us while we move the furniture around a bit. (Coincidentally, if you… Continue Reading Be the change: an early intro to Wovember 2016