This week is National Wool Week.... though you may be forgiven for not knowing about it, the publicity so far has been somewhat limited.
As you might have gathered, I love Wool, I love it in all it's forms from raw fleece to finished item, I love scratchy Herdwick to superfine Bond.
I like it dyed, and I love it in its huge variety of natural shades. I value it for it's warmth, breathability,and waterproofness. Wool really is a fantastic resource, and thankful we're starting to realise it, and use more of it. Raw fleece prices have increased this year, which is great, but it's actually starting to make fleece profitable for the farmers local to me. For the first time in many years the farmers round here will get a wool cheque that pays for the cost of the shearing, and that's got to be a good thing!