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One Year with Wild Woolers





Hello, dear readers! It's hard to believe that an entire year has passed since we embarked on this incredible yarn-filled adventure as Wild Woolers. As we reflect on the past twelve months, we're excited to share our story, filled with laughter, learning, and the joy of turning hebridean fleece into beautiful creations.


Picture this: one day, Helen receives a text from her son-in-law about 50 kilos of fleece that were destined to be discarded. With a shared passion for crafting, we thought, "Why not?" Little did we know that this seemingly small decision would mark the beginning of a remarkable journey. We hired a huge car, drove all the way across the country and packed in as many fleeces as we possibly could.


Before wild woolers we had shared tables at craft fairs and had planned to keep doing just that. But, on the way back home, boot stacked to the ceiling, we decided to team up more permanently. We started brainstorming names and eventually Wild Woolers was born.


One of the most important lessons we've learned is the significance of quality over quantity. Our initial enthusiasm led us to pack our car to the brim with fleece, but soon, we realised that being selective was key. We’ve learned a lot over the last year, mainly that we cannot save every fleece, and we certainly can’t process every fleece by hand, so this year we are sending off our fleeces to be turned into super soft roving.


This past year, we've fine-tuned our approach, we know a bit more about what we’re doing now and have chosen only the softest fleeces to spin.


As we stand on the verge of our first anniversary, we're filled with a sense of pride and anticipation. The hebridean fleece that sparked our journey is now poised to become an exquisite blend with alpaca, thanks to a collaboration with a skilled mill. And very soon we’ll be sending off even more rare breed fleeces. It's a thrilling milestone that symbolises our growth and the exciting future that lies ahead for Wild Woolers.


In the next year we’re set to add Alpaca, Norfolk Horn, Southdown, and Dutch Spotted as more rare breed yarns; and of course we’ll be continuing to expand our range of naturally dyed colours.


Looking back, we're immensely grateful for this past year. From humble beginnings, we've blossomed into a partnership that celebrates creativity, craftsmanship, and the joy of working with natural fibres. Our journey has been nothing short of amazing, and we're inspired by the support of our fellow crafters and enthusiasts who have joined us on this woolly adventure.


In closing, we invite you to celebrate with us – a year of friendship, creativity, and yarn magic. As Wild Woolers, we're excited to continue sharing our passion and creations with the world, one skein at a time. Thank you for being a part of our story, and here's to many more years of crafting and camaraderie!



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