From the Archives: The Shearer

Later today Sue Blacker will be here to talk about shearing processes. We felt that we couldn’t possibly preface this with anything else but The Rapping Shearer, AKA Adam McClure. We first shared this back in 2015 and Wovemberists just loved it. Here it is again for your enjoyment. : : : : : WOVEMBER… Continue Reading From the Archives: The Shearer

Superwash: Woolness for the US wool industry

Today we are delighted to share with you a blog post which Krista McCurdy wrote for her own website, Pigeon Roof Studio. The topic of superwash wool is one on which many of us have a strong opinion. Here at Wovember we have had posts from people who like superwash for its ease of care… Continue Reading Superwash: Woolness for the US wool industry

Woolness and us: Of Fleece and Friendship

Sarah Hunt, host of the Fiber Trek podcast, sent us this wonderful post for Wovember. While it WAY exceeded our word count for the ‘woolness and me’ posts, we thought it would make a very special “woolness and us” story. This Wovember we have seen how wool contributes to wide ideas and examples of wellness.… Continue Reading Woolness and us: Of Fleece and Friendship

WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Jane Brady and The Bioregional Learning Centre

We’ve not been doing an evening post generally on the weekends, but our curator for this week – Paula Wolton of One Hut Full – provided such an abundance of material that we have a bonus post for you tonight! Tonight we hear from Jane Brady, who is a co-founder of The Bioregional Learning Centre… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & THE LAND: Jane Brady and The Bioregional Learning Centre

Crochet, Community and Wellbeing

Earlier this year I stumbled across a lovely instagram account @coastalcrochet run by the equally lovely Eleonora. Eleonora lives a few miles to the east of me on the Sussex coast where the South Down cliffs meet the sea. Not only is she an avid crocheter, she has also been supporting some rather special wellbeing… Continue Reading Crochet, Community and Wellbeing

Sheepwrecked to Resc(ewe)d

How a grazing scheme run by Sussex Wildlife Trust is helping to restore chalk grassland habitats, with Mark, Gary and Chase the dog   I’m not sure what I was doing in 2013 when George Monbiot published his essay ‘Sheepwrecked: How Britain has been shagged by the white plague.’ Whatever I was up to I missed… Continue Reading Sheepwrecked to Resc(ewe)d

A new shepherdess in Burpham

There are many things related to wool that that bring me a sense of wellbeing. Some that are directly relevant to the following set of interviews are: contemplating the interconnectedness of things; how history runs into the present and how paying heed to the future is important in all our actions in the present.  … Continue Reading A new shepherdess in Burpham

WOOLNESS & ME: Welly wool

Today’s Woolness & Me post was written by Kate Schofield, of Lancashire Farm Wool, who is here to talk about ‘woolness’ in the context of a new project she has been trialling with some willing guinea pigs. Warm feet? We can’t think of anything lovelier! Here is an image of my ‘Welly Wool and Boot… Continue Reading WOOLNESS & ME: Welly wool

Woolness from the Archives: Dr Jaeger

Back in Wovember 2012, our good friend Tom Van Deijnen wrote this piece for his carefully curated Wovember Words series. In it, he explores the ideas of the German naturalist and hygenist Doctor Jaeger, and how he saw WOOL as the best medicine; in lieu of this morning’s post, we are reviving Tom’s wondrous Wovember… Continue Reading Woolness from the Archives: Dr Jaeger