WildForestWool

Natural British wool. Spinning and knitting supplies

Ringwood, United Kingdom · 35 Sales

WildForestWool

Natural British wool. Spinning and knitting supplies

Ringwood, United Kingdom 35 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(4)

Announcement   Hand prepared locally sourced natural wool, knitting kits and instant download knitting patterns!

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Last updated on Jun 19, 2017

Hand prepared locally sourced natural wool, knitting kits and instant download knitting patterns!

Emma Debben

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Emma Debben

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5 out of 5 stars
(4)
Mark Seaborne

Mark Seaborne on Jun 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

My kit arrived earlier than advertised and was most beautifully presented, in a sturdy, flat box, wrapped in tissue paper, with a handwritten card and a little bag of some very attractive buttons thrown in. The wool is gorgeous, the drop spindle exactly as shown in the picture. Comprehensive instructions with photographs are included in the package. I am going to take my time and aim to have some fun with the kit. Thoroughly recommended.

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About

Local wool, the environment and my future goals!

I set up WildForestWool as a way of supporting local farms by paying a fair price for their fleeces. My lifelong dream has always been of owning a wool shop, stocked with interesting and local balls of real wool piled in baskets on shelves. The best bit hidden out the back... a mini wool processing mill, some where local farmers can sell their fleeces for local crafts people to purchase.
I love real wool spinning and knitting and designing my own knitting patterns to share, I also love history and traditional crafts. I started selling on etsy a couple of years ago with my shop RockfordRose where I specialise in 1940s ladies knitwear in real wool. I am a keen environmentalist with a degree in zoology and as a qualified veterinary nurse, I firmly believe traditional farming methods play an important role in our local ecosystems with sheep often being used for land management helping to promote biodiversity through their selective grazing habits. Wool is biodegradable, renewable and environmentally friendly, so I try to make sure my wool processing reflects this, I use no harsh chemicals or bleach just my own hard labour and traditional methods to produce clean pure wool roving which is smooth and easy to spin with some of the wonderful lanolin still in. If you havent tried knitting or spinning before I encourage you to give it a try to help you on your way I regularly share Free tutorials and patterns on my instagram @wildforestwool.

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  • Emma

    Owner

    Hello, I am the owner and pattern designer of WildForestWool. I am knitting obsessed and also own RockfordRose.etsy.com

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Find WildForestWool at the following upcoming markets!

  • Artisans By The River 2nd July 2017
    Bath road recreation ground

    Jul 2

    Contemporary outdoor Summer Art and Artisan Market, held on the banks of the Lymington River on Bath Road, Lymington, SO41 3YL. Car parking is in the adjacent pay & display car park. Refreshments available. Free entry.

  • Wild Weekend
    Avon Heath Country Park

    Jul 16

    So popular, Wild Sunday has been extended to a weekend of celebration for all things wild. Plus rustic craftspeople who compliment the local environment. There will be loads of family fun with over 25 stalls. Charges for some of the activities, but mostly free. 10% of all sales go to conservation work on the site.

  • Etsy Made Local - Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2017 - Wimborne
    Allendale Centre
    Hanham Road
    WIMBORNE MINSTER, DORSET

    Dec 2–3

    Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2017 - Wimborne Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 3rd December Wimborne Allendale Centre 10am - 4pm FREE ENTRY Over 100 local Etsy sellers will be selling their wares at the market over the course of the two days selling handmade and vintage items as well as craft supplies. For more information on the event please see our Facebook event page which is linked below. Hope to see you there!

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Last updated on Mar 21, 2017
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I'm struggling with a pattern

For Free tutorials find me on instagram @wildforestwool or just drop me a message I'm always happy to help