Friday, 9 November 2012


This month is Wovember. The purpose of Wovember is described on the website as 'The idea is to show our collective appreciation of WOOL by wearing as much of this fabulous fibre as possible, and celebrating WOOL and its unique qualities in stories and pictures throughout the month of November.' Wovember was started in 2011 by Kate Davies and Felicity Ford.

Wovember is also a campaign to reclaim the term wool in textile labeling so that the word 'wool' can only be used in reference to the fibre grown by sheep. There is a petition on the website you can sign to support the campaign.

The focus of Wovember this year is Closing the Gap. The Wovember website this month will be focusing on the whole story of wool from its growth on the backs of sheep, how it is harvested and processed through to the finished objects created by craftspeople.

You can join in Wovember by visiting the website throughout November, the website is being updated daily with beautiful photos and wool related posts. There is also a photographic competition. You can send in your wool related photos throughout the month. For details on how to enter the competition please see the Wovember site.

I have put up a prize for the photographic competition - a £20 voucher to spend on anything in the Shearer Girl Yarns shop. So get busy with your camera!

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