I’m Louise, Hello!
One day I wrote this blog post on a local yarn and I was a bit ashamed to discover that almost all of my stash was imported wool.
Quickly I cobbled together the idea to try and knit with as much UK produced yarn as possible, wool grown, spun or dyed in this country and as many British breeds as possible…and not just sheep! There is a wealth of other British grown and dyed fibre such as alpaca, mohair, cashmere, angora, llama…(actually yet to find British llama, do you know any?)
The aim was to knit, review and blog on the subject all year and most importantly promote as many UK producers as possible. There is such a huge local resource out there – a wealth of wool.
After the first year I was off and running and the following year I started the KnitBritish Podcast. Now we are 8 years or so later from that initial idea and things have changed again.
In 2019 the name of the podcast changed (and eventually this site) and the new name I feel reflects the value I feel that we must celebrate in every stage of the process from growing wool, to spinning, dyeing, designing and creating with it – it is all important and valuable WoolWork. I still encourage everyone to support their local and I still talk about my local, but WoolWork has come to mean a lot and it speaks to something we all know of. More info in this post here : Episode 119: What’s in a name?
How to Listen?
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