Wild and woolly

This week happens to be Britain’s very first National Wool Week as part of HRH’s Campaign for Wool. Being somewhat of a wool purist (to the point of near fanaticism) I’m sharing with you some of my favourite woolly items on Etsy. Wool is an amazing fibre; it can keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, it can repel moisture and insulate, it’s durable, beautiful and versatile. Best of all, unlike synthetic fibers, it breaks down at the end of its life.

Cloche Hat in Vintage Khaki Tweed with Vintage Buckle

Cloche hat in vintage khaki tweed with vintage button by bonniesknitting


Zigzac arm warmers  Marine

Zigzac arm warmers in marine by deleriumkredens


Hand Knitted Heather Gray and Vintage French Lace Clutch

Hand knitted heather grey and vintage French lace clutch by monamivie


Marilyn... the eternal romantic

Marilyn… the eternal romantic by EmmaLamb


Egg / felted slippers Women's size US 8,5 Euro 39

Felted Slippers by Onstail


Big Felted Rose by AVAoriginal

Big Felted Rose by AVAoriginal


Egg cup and cozy set

Egg cup and cozy set by NorahSmith


Knee High Socks Red Lace with ties

Knee High Socks – red lace with ties by pinkcandystudio


handmade iphone/ipod touch wallet

Handmade iphone/ipodtouch wallet by qtpiworkshop


Soleil Cowl - Oversized Knit Merino Wool and Cashmere Neckwarmer

Soleil Cowl by TickledPinkKnits


Cafetiere Cosy - Moss Green/Burnt Orange

Cafetiere cozy moss green/burnt orange by fieldytweed


Oatmeal and winter white felted nesting bowls by blackbirddesignhouse


Rose Wool Satchel

Rose wool satchel by Woolybison


Owl Pillow --- Grey Wool Tweed body, Mustard Yellow face --- Mid Century Modern

Owl pillow by birdenvy

Green apple by woollyduck




8 Responses to “Wild and woolly”

  1. 1 Bonnie October 14, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Fabulous! I share your obsession with wool. I love the smell of it when it’s steamed or pressed! I really enjoyed your selections and am off to investigate. Thanks so much! Bonnie

  2. 2 Ingrid October 14, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Thanks so much for featuring my satchel in your lovely post! I’m afraid I’m a wool addict as well…

  3. 3 Carol Jesson October 14, 2010 at 5:29 am

    I too, am a “natural fibres” fan. There is absolutely nothing like wool to wear, especially in winter! Love the green felt apple!
    Luv Carol

  4. 4 emma lamb October 14, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Yay for wool and all the talented folk of Etsy!!!!
    Thank you so much for including my wee Marylin in the wonderful collection… 🙂
    Emma x

  5. 5 keren moran October 14, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Nice one Ally – the shop window’s on Oxford street are all decked out in beutiful wools. The Nov CL is coming youe way and has some lovely wool related features and even a knitting pattern! You will surely enjoy. Much love xx

  6. 6 keren moran October 14, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Sorry. Shop windows. Don’t know how that apostrophe crept in there.

  7. 7 Kristen O October 15, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Ally ally ally!!! Someone shared this on facebook and I immediately scrambled here to give you the link. Because it’s awesome, even if it is a tad unrelated to this blog post:


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