As we’ve celebrated Wovember this year and spotlighted incredible artists harnessing the possibilities of wool, it’s a gentle reminder that you, too, are an artist with the power to choose your canvas.
Whether or not shoddy, or recycled wool, is the right choice is something everyone needs to consider for themselves. Like all wool, some applications are better than others. But knowing about shoddy allows us to make informed decisions.
That softer wool for clothing makes us safer. And the coarser stuff can still be put to use in our homes to make us, and the building, safer.
But how does this work? What is it about wool that makes it a safer fiber in the face of fire?
My intention was to podcast about my journey through the Master Hand Knitter Program. The focus was supposed to be on knitting. It was not long before I started to see all the branches in the road ahead of me, though, and it didn’t take much to get me to start seeing where those branches led.
In this interview by Teresa Cabellos, Elena Solier tells us about her yarn, Xolla Wool, and the Ripollesa breed.
Wool quilling brings together the rich tradition of quilling with the warmth and versatility of wool. This unique artistic expression has evolved over time, capturing the attention of craft enthusiasts worldwide. In popular parlance, the items made using this technique are sometimes called “wool quillies.”
New Lanark was built in the late 18th century by David Dale, who build a cotton mill and housing for the workers needed to run it.
It’s a Wovember Saturday, so it’s another day to recommend something woolly for your listening pleasure.
Today’s Funday Friday memes have to do with wooly wisdom or fashion advice. Remember, you are welcome to share these around your social media accounts to help increase the dialogue about wool!
Among the myriad bedding options, wool bedding emerges as a natural, cozy choice, offering an array of benefits tailored to diverse sleep needs and preferences.