It is time to announce the winners of the WOVEMBER WAL and the WOVEMBER Instagram Competition. If you have won a prize we shall shortly be in contact. WOVEMBER WAL We would really love to thank EVERYONE who participated in the WOVEMBER WAL on Ravelry, Twitter and Instagram. Sharing wool across these platforms really highlights… Continue Reading Announcing Winners!
WOVEMBER PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!
We thought it was about time we shared with you the prizes up for grabs for this year’s Wovember contests. We shall be allocating prizes when we do the draw in a couple of weeks, but please do have a browse at these incredible prizes and our generous prize givers Sue Blacker wrote last month… Continue Reading WOVEMBER PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!
Five Straightforward Things Small Producers Can Do Today To Bring Them Closer To Their Customers
We are delighted that Jo Milmine is here today with her top tips which will help close the gap between small producers and wool consumers. A podcaster, a yarn entrepreneur and a business consultant, Jo works closely with independent dyers, designers and small producers, sharing her business and yarn expertise and supporting them to achieve their goals. Provenance is a factor… Continue Reading Five Straightforward Things Small Producers Can Do Today To Bring Them Closer To Their Customers
Katie’s tour of the West Yorkshire Spinners factory
Today we are thrilled to share this bonus post by Katie AKA MissGoggins on Ravelry. Katie saw our Ravelry discussion about posts for WOVEMBER 2015 and suggested that it would be awesome to have a piece about West Yorkshire Spinners. We heartily agreed! In the activist DIY spirit of WOVEMBER, Katie set up an interview… Continue Reading Katie’s tour of the West Yorkshire Spinners factory
The Tour of British Fleece
As Wovember 2015 is drawing to a close we are very pleased to bring you a post from Elaine Hill, Fiona Curtis and Sally Antill, who organised and took part in the very first Tour of British Fleece, this year. The conceptual idea for Tour of British Fleece was a seed waiting for the right moment… Continue Reading The Tour of British Fleece
The end of WOVEMBER… almost.
Dear WOVEMBERISTS and comrades, Today marks the end of WOVEMBER… almost. We hope you’ll agree that this year has been a particularly exciting edition of our annual woolly festivities. From this end it’s felt important to discuss issues around mislabeling, provenance, traceability and sustainability and to explore some of the potential solutions that WOOL can… Continue Reading The end of WOVEMBER… almost.
Daily Photo: Festivals 6
This photo concludes the Daily Photo series of photos taken and curated by Jeni Reid especially for WOVEMBER. For the WEARING WOOL phase of WOVEMBER we have been delving into the joy of WOOL FESTIVALS – surely some of the best places to see WOOL being worn, and also some of the best places to… Continue Reading Daily Photo: Festivals 6
Wovember Words: One-erum, Two-erum, Cockerum
Today’s Wovember Word comes courtesy of Louise Spong of South Downs Yarn, about the counting words used by Sussex shepherds. The following extract comes from Shepherds of Sussex by Barclay Wills (originally published in 1938), who regales the following story: He [the farmer] told me that one job was ‘telling’ the sheep. The sheep were allowed… Continue Reading Wovember Words: One-erum, Two-erum, Cockerum
photo gallery round up #4
We cannot believe that this is the last photo competition round up of Wovember 2015! Here is Louise with the final round up of images that stood out this week. Do remember that you gain automatic entry to this competition by using the hashtag #Wovember2015 – but sadly you only have one more day! We… Continue Reading photo gallery round up #4
Daily Photo: Festivals 5
Part of the Daily Photo series of photos taken and curated by Jeni Reid especially for WOVEMBER. For the WEARING WOOL phase of WOVEMBER we are delving into the joy of WOOL FESTIVALS – surely some of the best places to see WOOL being worn, and also some of the best places to see how… Continue Reading Daily Photo: Festivals 5