Announcing Winners!

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!

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.

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