Do you follow Clara Parkes on Instagram? She is a font of knowledge for all things wool, and lately, all ways wool as used in everyday objects. It’s from her that I learned about All Birds shoes, which I love. I’ve never worn a silkier feeling pair of shoes. Did you know there are wool coffins? I guess we can take it with us! I also find them beautiful.
She wants everyone to use wool as much as they can. The more we use wool in the US or anywhere in the world, the more we need sheep. She wants people beyond spinners, knitters and all the fiber folk to discover how amazing and versatile wool is. An excellent way to do that is for us, the all ready wool-obsessed, to use it beyond our craft work.
My latest fascination via Clara are wool pillows.
The Woolroom in the UK has a whole range of wool bedding products, and they have pillows that are stuffed with 100% Down wools. If you don’t know about Down breeds, they are resistant to felting and crushing, they have mighty, mighty disorganized crimp and spring. The wools used in Woolroom products are superwash.
One of the genius things about wool pillows is getting the firmness right. If you find your pillow too firm, open it and take out some of the fiber, too soft, add fiber, too flat, open and fluff the wool. It’s so smart and logical, and uses a lot of wool, from breeds of sheep that aren’t Merino-level popular.
I, sadly, won’t be trying out the pillow anytime soon, though I’m following Clara’s adventures. My husband has developed an allergy to wool near his face.
If you try a wool pillow, or if you use wool bedding of any kind let me know what it’s like and how it’s different from feathers or poly fill.
This post is not a sponsored nor is it an affiliate post. I just think these pillows are cool. If you want to give them a try they are on sale now.
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