COMRADES IN WOOL, OUR FAVOURITE TIME OF YEAR IS FAST APPROACHING!
It’ll soon be cold enough to wear all-wool outfits, layer your sweaters, and pin your woolly brooches to your lapels!!!
Mark cutting a dashing figure in his good wool coat
Sandals can go in the loft; thick, woolly socks can come out; hats and scarves may once again be donned; and your tweeds can be dusted down and readied for wear. You can also – if you haven’t already – sign our petition.
Join us for a blog-tastic month of exploring what wool really is, meeting many of the amazing people who are producing this wonderful textile, celebrating the great things we can do with it, and participating in our sustained campaign against the misuse of the word ‘wool’ in descriptions of garments which contain little or no sheep-derived fibres.
Low wool-content High Street window display of 2011
As with last year, we will structure the blog postings around the themes of “growing wool”, “harvesting wool”, “processing wool”, “working with wool” and “wearing wool”, and – as in previous years – we welcome photographic submissions from anyone who wishes to join us in celebrating these themes.
Organic Shetland Wool on the hoof
Take a look at the rules for this year’s photograph competition and email high-resolution photos of growing, harvesting, processing, working-with and wearing wool to team Wovember at firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in the gallery; prizes this year are provided by esteemed wool vendors, Jamieson & Smith, Blacker Yarns and Foula Wool, and full be details will be revealed during WOVEMBER!
If you want to buy wool brooches, this year they will be available from a selected list of approved WOVEMBER vendors, and Blacker Yarns will include them for free with purchases of British breed yarns this November!