Read a summary of the success of the Woolsack Inspire Project and the legacy of the continuation of the Woolsack website here
Two more new pages added to the website:
I've started the pages off with places and events I know about and have started searching the internet, but there will be many places and events that I've not found. I want to list small, local events & places to visit as well as those of national prominence. Please use the contact page
to let me know of any not listed
This has links to information about how to choose a good fleece for handspinning and advice and information for farmers to help them produce the best quality fleeces for sale to handspinners.
NOVEMBER IS WOVEMBER
For the whole of November the amazing, informative, totally distracting WOVEMBER website
is full of posts, news and images of WOOL. It's all about wearing wool this November and celebrating that real wool comes from real sheep.
Every day new posts are added to the website and this year the theme is around “closing the gap” between producers and consumers of yarn.
Whether you grow wool, process it, craft with it, or turn it into amazing woolly garments & items there will be something to interest and delight you in WOVEMBER
18 October 2012
We're in the middle of British Wool Week
now and what a week it's turning out to be! This is the general events page
for Campaign for Wool, but much more detailed information can be found in the Love Wool UK section.
10 October 2012
We're in the middle of Shetland Wool Week and looking forward to Love Wool UK (UK Wool Week) starting on 15 October. See the list of Love Wool UK events here
Also taking place during UK Wool Week are Yorkshire Wool Week, Strathearn Wool Week and Wool School & Clickety Click on the Clickety Clack - see Campaign for Wool events for more details.
A new book has just been published with information about knitting with wool from different breeds of British sheep and including patterns for knitting with single-breed yarns. Pure Wool reviewed by Deborah Robson
There will be a page on the website listing books of interest to British sheep and wool enthusiasts, but in the meantime, if you don't already have a copy of The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook you may want to check it out.