WildForestWool

Spinning, Knitting and Nalbinding Kits and Supplies

Ringwood, United Kingdom · 202 Sales

WildForestWool

Spinning, Knitting and Nalbinding Kits and Supplies

Ringwood, United Kingdom 202 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Note from shop owner Closed for a Short Break while we prepare for and welcome the new addition to our family! Follow us on Facebook, instagram or Wildforestwool.com to be the first to know when we reopen with lots of exciting new woolly stock.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 11, 2018

Closed for a Short Break while we prepare for and welcome the new addition to our family! Follow us on Facebook, instagram or Wildforestwool.com to be the first to know when we reopen with lots of exciting new woolly stock.

Emma Debben

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Emma Debben

About

A love of Yarn

Here at Wild Forest Wool we have a huge amount of yarn craft experience! We really appreciate the craftsmanship and time that goes into learning new skills and creating beautiful projects. When you are going to dedicate your time and skills to a special gift or project its important to choose high quality materials and patterns that will compliment your craft skills. While learning and developing my skills over the years I can truly appreciate the frustration of spending sometimes weeks on a project to find it has not come out as I expected due to a poorly written pattern, riddled with mistakes or sizing issues, or just not being able to find a suitable yarn! Not to mention spending a fortune on yarn to find that jumper that took hours to knit pills badly after the first wash or those socks that developed a hole within a month or two. When you are going to commit to a project you want to be able to make it something unique and special that will last and be treasured.
This is where we can help we specialise in hand prepared Roving, spun wool and craft kits to bring you a range of traceable wools from a variety of sheep breeds. That will help you create beautiful, meaningful and long lasting projects. We source, carefully select and purchase sheep fleece from British farms directly from the farm and fresh off the sheep. The fleeces are then skirted and hand washed using traditional chemical free methods (no harsh scours). The clean wool is then carefully prepared according to the sheep breed or desired use, using a variety of methods and tools including combing, carding and picking to make a soft springy wool roving with just a little bit of lanolin left in (which just can't be achieved by a machine). This gives you more time to work on your craft, develop your skills or create that special project, you wont have to deal with a single sheep poo, spend hours of hard labour processing a fleece, waste money on a spoiled fleece, or have to invest in expensive fibre processing tools, to create something with meaning and connection. While still knowing exactly where your wool comes from, supporting small farms and ensuring high animal welfare.
We also use our roving ourselves to create our kits (so we know its good!) either as it is or by spinning it specifically for it's purpose. Our kits will help you take those first steps into learning a new lifelong skill or take steps to the next level of an existing skill. As a knitter learning to spin can really provide an insight into how to select yarns and the properties of different types of wool which you just can't experience with machined options. Spinning, knitting and nalbinding are all great ways to relax and have meditative properties as well as allowing you to experience the joy of creating something for yourself from scratch, you will have created a special yarn or finished project by the end of it, whether you are interested in connecting with history, producing your own clothes from scratch or trying to enjoy a more sustainable slower pace of life a kit is a good place to start to help ensure your time leads to something that will be treasured for many years.
Please feel free to message me (Emma) through the Etsy messenger service for any advice or tips on getting started, to more advanced knitting or nalbinding problems.
You can also follow us on instagram @wildforestwool where we regularly post videos and tutorials or visit WildForestWool.com and check out all of our previous videos covering a wide range of subjects from spinning your first yarn on a drop spindle to making a hat using the ancient technique of Nalbinding with more videos being added regularly.

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  • Emma

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I am a yarn crafts addict! I have been experimenting with yarns by spinning, knitting, nalbinding & pattern designing for many years. I love trying new and different fibres from small British farms, using my experiences to come up with new designs.

  • Bob

    Wood Worker

    Bob (my partner) creates all the wooden elements in our kits. He is a creative genius when it comes to figuring out how to build things and put things together, and has a keen eye for detail.

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Last updated on Mar 21, 2017
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