The Wool Clip Team at Woolfest 2017

Woolfest 2017 - Doing it Differently

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This year's Woolfest was a very different weekend to the three…
Getting ready for Woolfest 2017

Rage Against the Machine. Getting Ready for Woolfest 2017

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You can tell when I've got a big event on the horizon. I wake…
James and Amy with their upcycled wool bedspread

A Special Wedding Present from Recycled Woollens

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James and Amy live aboard this beautiful narrow boat, which…
Beltane Fire May 2017

Beltane Blessings! May Day Bank Holiday Clearance Sale

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Beltane Blessings!  It's the beginning of May, and I can't believe…
Double Moss Stitch

The Deftly Textured Sweater Pattern

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I've had a wonderful weekend. It's been the Easter weekend, with…
Looking Back Over Five Years Peddling My Wool by The Woolly Pedlar

Looking Back At The Past Five Years Peddling my Wool

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It's been an incredible five years. Six years ago I had to…
Spring Time Hexham

A Lovely Spring Day in Hexham

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Yesterday I had a lovely day in Hexham, my local market town.…
work experience Berlin

Getting Help from Berlin

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Nele has come from Berlin to Bridge Cottage, for six week's work…
The Wool Clip, Caldbeck, Cumbria.

Thrilled to be Joining The Wool Clip

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I've been bursting to share this news with you for some time…
Photo by Corinne Hills Photography

Woolly Hats in the Woods

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This blog post is a celebration of several things. Of…
Vibernum at Bridge Cottage

Tales From The Woolly Garret: The January Blues

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So, the tree's down and the kids have left to go back to their…
Tales Woolly Garret Learn Sew Book

Tales From the Woolly Garret. My Learn to Sew Book

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I actually squealed with delight when I unwrapped my parent's…
Happy New Year from The Woolly Pedlar

Tales from The Woolly Garret. Looking Back at 2016.

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I'm in that limbo land between Christmas and New Year, when…
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Happy Christmas - It's a wrap!

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Happy Christmas one and all! It’s time to leave the woolly…
Recycling Textiles Bristol

The Bristol Connection - Recycling Woollens in the UK

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We've been to Bristol for the weekend. 'Come for lunch' my in-laws…
Jeremy Corbyn supports small business

Jeremy Corbyn Supports The Woolly Pedlar

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Here at Woolly HQ, I am one very excited Woolly Pedlar. Jeremy…

Upcycled Hats from House of Cheviot Sock Tops

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They say when one door closes, another one opens. After Hawick…
Memory Products

In Memory of Aline - Memory Cushions for the Family.

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One of the lovely things about making bespoke and one off items,…

Scope Step Up to the Plate with Recycled Wool Textiles

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My quest for recycled wool textiles to recycle has taken many…

It's all gone a bit 'backendish' as they say in Weardale

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Before we moved to Bridge Cottage, Tim and I lived in Upper Weardale,…

Phew! I've Found My Mojo Again

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You'd have thought that coming back from my favourite festival,…

Take an Old Stripy Scarf...Upcycling Knitwear

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Every week I visit four charity shops in my home town of Hexham,…

Read All About It!

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Not exactly Harpers and Queen or Vogue, but hey, it's exposure…

Woolfest 2016

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It's a bit like Christmas. There's masses of work before hand,…

How much? For an Old Jumper! A Look at Pricing.

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They say that pricing is one of the hardest things to get right.…

Cycling Around Orkney

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Apparently it was my idea, though I suspect wine might have been…

How the Woolly Pedlar got her Name

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Back in 2011, my little upcycling business, The Woolly Pedlar…

Satisfied Customers

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Over on my Facebook page, I've been creating an album for the…

Zerowaste - Upcycling, upcycling and upcycling some more.

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By now you probably know that I upcycle preloved wool jumpers…

Digging Vintage!

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When Gayle from Vintage at the Tower in Corbridge invited me…

Take Two Boring Blue Jumpers ... Ecofashion!

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I love a felted wool jumper! When I'm on a jumper gathering mission,…

The Sad Demise Of Hawick Knitwear

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A year ago, on my birthday to be precise, I drove my van up the…

Are you on Instagram?

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Continuing my four part series on using social media for a small…

The Power of Twitter

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Following on from last week's post, about the Highs and Lows…

The Highs and Lows of Using Facebook as a Small Business

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Oh Facebook you fickle friend! You really have incensed me this…

Working with Recycled Wool - A Few Questions Answered

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Morning! It's a bit of a damp squib out there, and all intentions…

Feeling SO Supported

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I love my Facebook followers! This week I posted a photo of my…

Green Inspiration

Those of you who have followed my blogging for a while and have…

Think I'll keep this one!

It's a tough call, modelling ones' own work, especially when…

Christmas Markets Begin - Don't Panic Mrs Mainwaring!

If there were a theme tune running through my life over the next…

In Celebration of the Apple

Those of you who have been following my musings since the Bridge…

It's Good to be Back

I wonder if any fellow artists out there are like me, and have…

A Really Lovely Moment

When you make one off pieces and sell them yourself at events…
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The Green Gathering 2015 & an Ethical Trader Award

I love the Green Gathering! Held in the beautiful grounds of…

The Story of My Baby Blanket.

Back in 2013, I was selling my woolly wares at Willowman Festival.…

It's a Tough Life!

Four years ago last week I would have been looking forward to…

Wonderful Woolfest

Over on the Woolfest Facebook group page, one lady recently posted:…

To Etsy, or not to Etsy, that is the question...

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Talk about having all your eggs in one basket! Don't get me wrong,…

Upcycling in the Garden

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Sometimes I miss the old Bridge Cottage Way. This was the blog…

The Katwise Sweatercoat

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I first began making the Katwise sweatercoat four years ago.…

I have a heavy heart

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Yesterday I set up my stall in the market place in Hexham under…

Angela's Jumper

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I made this jumper this week. I've nicknamed it Angela's Jumper,…

If it's good enough for Elvis...

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All through my life my younger brother has teased me for being…

Finding Jumpers to Upcycle

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I often get asked, 'Where do you get all your jumpers from?' When…
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