For the 3rd year in a row we are pleased to announce that the Wovember Photo Competition is happening on Instagram.
All you have to do to enter is use the hashtag #Wovember2016 on any images which show the ways you are appreciating and celebrating sheep and wool this Wovember …be it showing off woollen object, working with wool, wearing wool, processing wool, shearing wool, cuddling sheep (like Louise)… the list goes on.
As you may remember from previous years, we post a weekly round up of our favourite images on a Sunday. There will also be a prize for one lucky entrant at the end of Wovember.
This year we are delighted that Joanne Spittler is going to bring you her favourites each week.
As a means of introduction, here is Joanne with a few of her highlights from last year’s competition.
My humble Hap in it's cocoon stage. The Hap as an everyday, functional garment captured my imagination after reading about them on Kate Davies' blog. Then there was all the Hap excitement during the Knit British Hapalong. I've knit one where I loved the pattern but not the yarn. I've knit one where I love the yarn but not the pattern so much. And I've knit one where I loved both the pattern and the yarn but it was a gift. So I decided my #wovemberwal project would be to imagine and knit a Hap to suit me. Elements I wanted to include- light yet cozy, functional, simple vertical, colorwork stripes, knit circularly, a Steek for excitement, fringe for fun, and 100% Wool -this being a Wovemberwal project after all. #knitting for #wovember2015
But what did we do with the rest of that unspun #lacaune fleece? Back in June, we combined it with a fleece and a half of #barégeoise, borrowed an ancient carder from our friends at #lacarde (where our wool blankets came from) and spent the afternoon carding over three kilos of wonderfully lofty locally reared & sheared #wool…As I was only weeks from my due date, I didn't have the energy or time to go any further with the project I had in mind so saved it ready for this year's #wovember2015 as my entry into the #wovemberwal. #littlestoriesofmylife