Week three of the #Wovember2016 instagram photo competition…

As we mentioned in this post Wovember is once again hosting an annual photo contest on instagram. All you have to do to enter is use the hashtag #Wovember2016 on any images which show the ways in which you are appreciating and celebrating sheep and wool this Wovember. You can see some of the diverse… Continue Reading Week three of the #Wovember2016 instagram photo competition…

SCAEP & SCEAP, WOLLE & WULL – some woolly words from the Netherlands

Today on our Wovember Words EU tour of sheep and wool, we are in the Netherlands. To celebrate this, we are republishing a post from Tom of Holland – inventor of Wovember Words – written in 2011, and exploring Dutch knitting terms for sheep and wool. In this EU Wovember Words series, we are rarely… Continue Reading SCAEP & SCEAP, WOLLE & WULL – some woolly words from the Netherlands

Wool and Brexit

Good evening! We want to update you on a few things. The Wovember Petition First and foremost, we have begun a process for officially submitting the Wovember petition to the European Parliament with a supporting paragraph asking that, in light of the 997 signatures we have collected here, we feel that the confusing EU labelling legislation… Continue Reading Wool and Brexit

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

Avys ir vilnos in Lithuania

For today’s post we are in Lithuania where the word for sheep is avis, and the word for wool is vilna. We are drawing from the wonderful information on the sheep and wool of that country from the two authors of Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions – Donna Druchunas and June Hall. Donna wrote a fantastic… Continue Reading Avys ir vilnos in Lithuania

Aitas un vilna in Latvia

We continue the Wovember Words EU sheep and wool tour in Latvia where the word for sheep is aita, and the word for wool is vilna. The only breed of sheep that we could find with origins in Latvia is the Skudde which is listed on Wikipedia as being a breed from Estonia, Germany, Latvia,… Continue Reading Aitas un vilna in Latvia

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