Next lot of wool...

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Friday, July 23, 2010
After a bit of unintentional sheep herding on the drive up to the farm (it was a family affair today as my lovely mum drove me, my sister and a whole lot of wool around due to the same sisters badly timed write off of our lovely car!) I was allowed to drive away 20 beautiful fat lamb fleeces, ready to be taken to the mill for spinning! We had an amazing time (with my mum and sister learning how yarn is made for the first time!! - my sister picked up a pair of needles when we got home - she's yet to get past the first row - but we'll see!) being shown around the mill again - I think I learnt at least five new things on every machine all over again! So after finding out about some amazing new fibres (who knew milk fibre would be so beautiful yet so strong?) I left my yarn in very capable hands! 
I can't wait to get restarted on more hand knitted samples, to match up to some of the designs I have been working on and get a better idea of how they may look on a larger surface area!
I also have a THINK ACT VOTE t-shirt all ready to be customised, which i'm excited about preparing and covering in lovely knitting!!


Zoe Grace Fletcher Currently undertaking a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University within the MIRIAD post-graduate department, I am beginning a practice based academic journey into British wool fibres and new technologies within knitwear design. Graduating with Distinction from a Masters in Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion, specialising in hand-knitting and the British Wool Industry, I have worked on a number of knitwear collections (personal and external companies), whilst freelancing and researching for a number of exciting projects. My work revolves around the idea of sustainable fashion from a knitted perspective and the different ways to achieve this incorporating the ideas of slow fashion into mainstream society. I love knitting. And wool. And double sided sticky tape.
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