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Tomorrow I’m going here:

http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/

I went last year too – it was the first and best wool show I’ve been to so far so I’m really excited! Never thought I’d ever be this excited about wool before I started felting 😉

I should be asleep now really as it’s 1am and I have to get up at 7 for the drive ahead. Will post again after the event!

Taken from the Wonderwool website

I love watching traditional felt being made so when I stumbled upon this beaut on youtube I wanted to share it. I thought I’d seen most of the Ray Mears stuff but don’t remember this:

200 sheep fleeces…cor blimey! Can you make all our felts good and strong please Tenge? Not quite so critical for those of us not actually living within our felt but nonetheless…

Now I want to read up on Mongolian history! Although I didn’t finish my anthropology degree I can’t stop being fascinated. Talking of degrees, did I say I’m off to study LD nursing this Autumn. Well I am, woohoo!

Isn’t it interesting how so many textile crafts (knitting, felting…) are/were traditionally made by men when they are now overwhelmingly dominated by women. I don’t believe what they say, equal rights can’t exist when (albeit among many many other issues) we’re still too sexist as a society to really think it normal for men to be doing these things as well.

I think I’ve been living up to the tagline of my blog with this post, I’ll stop rambling about whatever pops into my head!

Anyway, hope you enjoyed the vid 🙂