As promised earlier today, here is Sonya Philip in conversation with Felicity Ford of Wovember. Please tell us about you! F: First of all, would you mind introducing yourself to our Wovember readers? S: My name is Sonya Philip, I’m an artist and designer living in San Francisco. I work primarily with textiles: knitting, sewing,… Continue Reading In conversation with Sonya Philip
For this evening’s post we have Rachel Atkinson here for a Q&A session on labelling. Many of you may know Rachel from following Wovember last year, or through knitting with her 100% British Daughter of a Shepherd yarn. Having looked at the labelling of wool from a legislative EU position and from two people within… Continue Reading Daughter of a Shepherd labels by Rachel Atkinson
We are sure you will agree that today’s posts have given a lot of food for thought. We have one final bonus post tonight from natural dyer and knitter Julia Billings, AKA Woollenflower. This summer Jules was back in her homeland of Australia to teach natural dyeing workshops at Tarndwarncoort, Western Victoria. This is where the Polwarth… Continue Reading Tarndwarncoort: birthplace of the Polwarth
Team Wovember has a new team member: Louise Scollay. Louise is the voice of the Knit British podcast and the writer of the Knit British blog and has joined Team Wovember this year to share her love of native breeds and their beauteous wool. How did you hear about Wovember? I first heard about WOVEMBER… Continue Reading Introducing Louise Scollay AKA Knit British!
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/64629692] If you followed WOVEMBER last year, you will already know a little about the work that Lesley does for WOOL! Last year, Lesley and Finisterre provided an amazing series of posts detailing how the fibre grown on Lesley’s farm is turned into beautifully soft sweaters which are made entirely in the UK, and… Continue Reading Lesley Prior on Growing Wool
Some of you may remember that last year during WOVEMBER we featured a Q&A with Marion Woolcott about WOOLFEST? WOOLFEST is organised by The Wool Clip – a co-operative of 15 members who share the work of running a shop through which they are able to sell their woollen goods. The Wool Clip – photo… Continue Reading Pam Hall on Growing Wool…
It seems that every member of Team Wovember has a soft spot for Magnus and Justyna Holburn’s Foula Wool. Kate has designed a hat/tea-cosy knitting pattern called Tea Jenny. Tom is working on a men’s Fair Isle cardigan knitting pattern, to be launched later in Wovember, and Felix is a general admirer and desperate to… Continue Reading Foula Wool Q&A