Put on Your Woolens, It’s Wovember
Have you heard about Wovember? Now in its fifth year, this online celebration of sheep, shepherds, and wool continues to find new ways to connect readers with information about the wool industry. The inspired group of textile folks behind Wovember are Felicity Ford (KNITSONIK), Louise Scollay (KnitBritish), Kate Davies (Kate Davies Designs), and Tom van Deijnen (Tom of Holland). They tell us, “Wovember is about showing our collective appreciation of wool by wearing as much of this fabulous fibre as possible and by celebrating its unique qualities in stories and pictures throughout the month of November. Through our enthusiasm and creativity we can raise awareness of what makes wool different, and jointly create a force for wool appreciation strong enough to effect changes in how garments and textiles are described and marketed.”
How can you participate? First of all, check the Wovember blog each day this month. Second, join the WAL (wool-along) or SAL (swatch-along). There are prizes for the “sheepiest” WAL, and you can find further details here. Happy Wovember!