This instalment concludes our 3-part interview with Cecilia about the creation of her handspun yarns. Earlier today she gave us a tour of some of the yarns she produces, and wrote eloquently about the relationships between the place where she lives and the yarns that she spins. Finally Cecilia will tell us about the tools… Continue Reading Cecilia Hewett on Working with Wool, Part III
Continuing on from our earlier post on Cecilia’s handspinning, here is Part II of our interview, in which Cecilia talks about the relationships between the place where she lives and the yarns that she creates… 4. Could you tell us something about the relationship between your spinning activities and the place where you live? I… Continue Reading Cecilia Hewett on Working with Wool, Part II
Cecilia Hewett is a member of The Woolclip whom we heard a bit about in the post we recently published featuring WOOLFEST. A Cumbrian co-operative of extraordinary women all working with wool in one way or another, members of The Wool Clip are especially connected to the distinctive landscape in which they live through their… Continue Reading Cecilia Hewett on Working with Wool, Part I
Hello, Hot on the heels of today’s earlier announcement, here are the winners of the different WOVEMBER WAL prizes! The ‘prizes’ are a selection of wool-covered brooches created by me to commemorate WOVEMBER, plus a sheepy card, and everlasting fortune and glory on this blog. The winners in the different categories are as follow. In… Continue Reading WOVEMBERWAL WINNERS!
This is it, folks, the last post of WOVEMBER 2013! Don’t worry though, as usual there will be a few afterwords… we still need to identify the winners of the WAL and of the photo competition! In the meantime, as promised, here are some of the BEAUTIFUL things people have been doing with WOOL during… Continue Reading The WOVEMBER WAL Showcase!
Some of you may remember that last year during WOVEMBER we featured a Q&A with Marion Woolcott about WOOLFEST? WOOLFEST is organised by The Wool Clip – a co-operative of 15 members who share the work of running a shop through which they are able to sell their woollen goods. The Wool Clip – photo… Continue Reading Pam Hall on Growing Wool…
WELCOME TO WOVEMBER 2013 As in previous years of WOVEMBER, the team are concocting a wooltastic month for you. There shall be content throughout the month celebrating WOOL and the journey it makes from sheep to shoulders, through a 5-part series of themed posts divided across ‘Growing Wool’, ‘Harvesting Wool’, ‘Processing Wool’, ‘Working with Wool’… Continue Reading WELCOME TO WOVEMBER 2013!
Following suggestions made in our Ravelry group we will be running a WAL this Wovember. A WAL is a “Wool-Along” which works exactly like a KAL, “Knit-Along” but which (unlike a KAL) also includes spinning, weaving, crochet or any other making craft which utilises wool. If you want to join the WOVEMBER WAL simply select… Continue Reading The WOVEMBER WAL
After a long and largely sunless Winter, SPRING is finally here! In my garden here in Reading, there is an apple tree with new growth bristling in its twisty branches; the papery petals of the hellebore flowers are in bloom; a scattering of vivacious green leaves are sprouting along the hedges; and neat little clusters… Continue Reading Spring has sprung!
Wovember readers, we have not forgotten you, neither have we forgotten the issuing of Prizes for your wonderful photo and blog competition entries! Today team Wovember members T & F met to trade woolskills, to talk about Wovember, and to delight together in WOOL. Here is Tom, combing fibres identified as Romney in Deb Robson’s… Continue Reading From the phones of Team Wovember!