Slovenske ovce in volna – Slovenian sheep and wool

Today continuing our EU sheep and wool tour we are in Slovenia where the word for sheep is ovce, and the word for wool is volna. The two sheep breeds listed as being native to Slovenia are the Jezersko-Solčava breed and the Bovec sheep. The Jezersko-Solčava sheep originate in Jezersko. ETA:  we also learnt from one… Continue Reading Slovenske ovce in volna – Slovenian sheep and wool

Journey of a wool yarn #2

Earlier in Wovember Louise spoke to Joy McMillan, from The Knitting Goddess about her plans to design a 100% Yorkshire wool yarn. In conversation with Louise and Joy was Claire Tunney, of Fourways Dorsets, whose fleece was going into the yarn. You can listen to their interview here. An important part of the process of creating… Continue Reading Journey of a wool yarn #2

#woolbodypositive

We interrupt the flow of the EU sheep breeds series to invite you to join an open discussion: #woolbodypositive. This evening we have a special Q&A with Sonya Philip whom you may know from her iconic project “100 acts of sewing“. Wovember is about challenging the fashion industry’s misuse of the terms wool, woolly and… Continue Reading #woolbodypositive

From reading blogs to designing knitwear – an inspiring woolly journey

This week with our Be the Change focus, we really want to celebrate how each of us can be effective in ways both small and large when it comes to changing the future of wool. You can follow the hashtag #bethechangeforwool to see how folk are expressing that concept in different ways. This evening on the… Continue Reading From reading blogs to designing knitwear – an inspiring woolly journey

Oi și lână în România – sheep and wool in Romania

Today for our EU Wovember Words post we are in Romania where the word for sheep is oaie, and the word for wool is lână. To begin with the sheep (info from this report); In Romania there are two autochthon native breeds: Turcana, named also Zackel (“mountain peasant”, “Romanian”) or Walachian (“Romanian”), is the sheep… Continue Reading Oi și lână în România – sheep and wool in Romania

From the Wovember Archives: Amy Twigger Holroyd on Working with Wool…

Our theme this week is “Be the Change” and that is something we hope that is an encouraging, rallying call for our readers when it comes to the politics of wool. Today’s trip to the archives brings a Q&A with Amy Twigger Holroyd – founder of Keep & Share, from 2012. Keep & Share is the… Continue Reading From the Wovember Archives: Amy Twigger Holroyd on Working with Wool…