WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Heather Firby on founding ‘Woolly Minded’

This evening Paula Wolton brings us this joyful post from local designer and entrepreneur Heather Firby. Heather has established her own knitwear label – ‘Woolly Minded Knitwear‘ – through which she sells her own finished knitwear products made from carefully sourced materials including plenty of wool as well as alpaca fibre. We love the clear… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Heather Firby on founding ‘Woolly Minded’

Daughter of a Shepherd labels by Rachel Atkinson

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

Belgium and the Belgische melkschapen

Today for Wovember Words, we’re thrilled to tell you about a particular flock of Belgian Milk Sheep, kept by Barbara and Pete in the province of Luxembourg, in Acremont, Belgium. Researching this breed has been quite interesting; French, German and Dutch are all spoken in Belgium and, respectively, the breed is called brebis laiti√®res belge;… Continue Reading Belgium and the Belgische melkschapen