If you usually think of breed-specific wool as that gorgeous skein of Merino in your favourite colour at your local yarn shop, then think again. Lincoln Longwool Sheep, picture submitted to Wovember2011 Gallery by Helena Callum “The usual classification of our [British breed] sheep into MOUNTAIN, LONGWOOLS and DOWNS, is that which emphasises the character… Continue Reading WOVEMBER WORDS #2

Growing Wool in pictures by Louise Fairburn

WOVEMBER readers may remember this prize-winning photo, taken by Helena Callum last WOVEMBER? In writing about the sheep photos submitted last year, TEAM WOVEMBER were uncertain about what type of sheep this was, but luckily Louise Fairburn – shepherd to the Risby Longwool Flock – recognised the photo in Helena’s photo as one of her… Continue Reading Growing Wool in pictures by Louise Fairburn