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 about her favourite single breed yarns and has donated the breed wools she mentioned. These are Gotland, Jacobs, Welsh Mule, North Ronaldsay, Black Welsh Mountain, Wensleydale and Cotswold! Plenty for swatching or even starting your own breed blanket.
Woolly Chic is Helen Ingram who this year has launched her Pembrokeshire Wool, from her family’s flock of Dorset and Ryeland sheep. The yarn is a fine, dense, springy yarn with a lovely rustic handle. This prize contains 100g of the undyed yarn and two 25g cakes of dyed yarn.
Julia Billings has donated one of her incredible 100% wool cowls as a prize this Wovember. The cowls are a double-layer, colourwork neckwarmer to keep out the wind and cold. Made from 100% lambswool, her cowls are made on a vintage, hand-operated knitting machine. Team Wovember can vouch for the coziness of the cowls and we love her designs.
Jules has also offered a skein of grey Polwarth DK yarn from Tarndie – please read her incredible post about the Tarndie Polwarths.
Earlier in Wovember you heard from Ellie Stokeld, who keeps the Doulton Flock of Border Leicesters. This year Ellie launched her first flock yarn and has offered us a skein as a prize. You will receive one skein of one of the above colours.
AMAZING WOVEMBER GRAND PRIZE!
We have a really special prize which totally and utterly celebrates 100% WOOL and the work that goes into creating our beloved wool products. From our very good friends at Real Shetland and Jamieson and Smith TWO lucky winners will receive a tour of the Haworth Scouring from Martin and Adam Curtis. The winners of this special prize need to be able to make their own way to Bradford (on a date yet to be chosen in 2016) and Felix and Louise will be accompanying you on the tour.
Kate has written on her own blog about visiting the Scouring, in Bradford, and more recently about Adam Curtis and how he helped her create Buachaille. This really is a tremendous prize and an fascinating insight into the world of wool.
We are so very thankful to Real Shetland, Jamieson and Smith and ALL of our incredibly generous prize-givers
TEAM WOVEMBER will be back in a couple of weeks when we will be announcing the prize winners of the Wovember WAL and photo contest. We shall also be writing one or two reflective posts on WOVEMBER too.