For our final woolly chat tonight, we have Susan from the Journal of Scottish Yarn. She came to chat about the importance of wool in her indie publication. She is also currently on a side quest, alongside fellow publisher Alyson Chu of Moorit Mag, setting up a new yarn festival. In Edinburgh… Want to know more?… Continue Reading Susan Anderson from The Journal of Scottish Yarns
It’s a bumper week here for Wovember! We went live this time with the fabulous Maria from Dodgson Wood. If you don’t know Maria, she is best described as an absolute power house with fingers in many pies! We will be talked farming, wool, reaping value from available resources and local networking.
Well hello! 👋 How are we 2/3rds through WOVEMBER already? We’ve been enjoying our Wovember chats very much, and hope you have too. Next up is Edward from Glencroft. Glencroft is a Yorkshire based, family-run company that makes many finished items from wool: jumpers, rugs, blankets and more. They are committed to local sourcing and manufacture… Continue Reading Edward Sexton from Glencroft
It’s a chat with James Laxton, owner of Laxton’s Yarns – a 100+ year old wool business, now a state of the art mill in Yorkshire. He probably knows a thing or two… what do you reckon?
Our second guest for a woolly Wovember chat is Rachel, owner of Daughter of a Shepherd. Rachel has been on a mission to prove the value of wool, particularly from the ancient Hebridean breed. Fay caught up with her and you can watch that here:
Our first guest is Zoe Fletcher, who we really had to start with given that she wrote her PhD on the 72 British sheep breeds! Zoe has created a Designer Toolkit to share knowledge and her research across the wool industry. As part of that knowledge share, anyone can go to her website, thewoolist.co.uk and get to… Continue Reading Zoe Fletcher from The Woolist
Welcome to back to Wovember! Becci and Fay hopped onto an Instagram Live to announce what our plans are for Wovember this year. We’re going to be mainly on Instagram, having weekly chats with woolly folk in the industry. Catch up with us here:
You may think that because we are no longer creating new content on the blog, that Wovember can’t go forward. That is just not true. As we wrote yesterday… We are all responsible for changing the woolly world!!! Nobody told us to start Wovember – we just did it. And there are ways for you… Continue Reading How you can take #Wovember forward
As fans of agriculture and wool-growing will know, everything has its time and its season… And that includes WOVEMBER. In 2011 when we first established this project there were far fewer produces of traceable, sustainable 100% wool yarns than exist now; the political landscape was pretty different; and the creators of the site were several… Continue Reading AND NOW THE END IS NEAR AND SO WE FACE THE FINAL CURTAIN
By no means least, its the turn of our incredible woolly contributers Louise Spong, Emma Ross and Paula Wolton and resident Team Wovember Photographer, Jeni Reid. Here they all are to tell us what they’ve enjoyed most about Wovember this year. We would like to take further opportunity to thank them, so heartily, for their… Continue Reading Team Wovember: Jeni, Louise, Emma & Paula