Every year in November after North America is all done with sheep and wool festivals, I look forward to Wovember. Frankly, it’s helping get me through this November by letting my mind and heart rest on something wonderful, beautiful and useful.
Started by Felcity Ford and Kate Davies in 2011 because of their love for wool and in response to their frustration over the mislabeling and misinformation about wool and wool products in mainstream goods. Wovember is a month long love song to wool.
Wovember is a celebration of and education about all things wool, sheep, sheep breeds, the many uses of wool and lots and lots of beautiful yarn and knitting. Be sure to check out their current blog posts about EU sheep and an excellent week’s worth of blog posts on labeling wool .
You can browse this year’s photo contest on Instagram using the hashtag is #wovember2016.
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com