Clever Charlotte

Our Winter Wool Series

In the Craft Room, In the Workroom, InspirationErinComment

We are very excited to announce a new series of blog posts, Winter Wolle, that we are hosting here at Clever Charlotte!

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winterwolle

We have a variety of wool-inspired projects lined up to show you over the next few weeks. In doing so, we hope to demonstrate just why we love wool in all forms. While the function & beauty of wool isn’t limited to just wintertime, it is precisely in these cold, dark months of winter in Northeast Ohio that I seek out wool for its visual and physical warmth. What better time to feature this wonderfull, all-natural product?

So, why wool?

An obvious answer is warmth. But did you know that wool is naturally water repellant and moisture wicking? It is also extremely durable, more than making up for any extra up-front costs of a wool product over its lifetime.

It is sustainable, renewable and otherwise relatively eco-friendly. It can be produced without harmful pesticides. Wool is also low-maintenance, requiring only occasional laundering. Wool can be composted!

For apparel and crafting, wool is ideal because it naturally resists wrinkles and maintains its shape well. It is also extremely versatile. It is perfect for the coldest months of the year, and yet can comfortably span 3 seasons of style for the Mrs.--

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Wool1

Left, Right

the Miss--

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wool7

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and the home--

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wool8

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In addition to being a perfect sewing medium, it can be spun and knitted,

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wool3

Left (Anthropologie archives), Right

felted,

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wool2

Above

and needled (Ok, really just another form of felting)--

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wool6

Above

Wool’s industrial applications are also worth considering. Did you know that wool can insulate your house?

With wool's unlimited potential, we hope Winter Wolle will inspire you to plan a project or two for yourself or home.

Happy Sewing!

~Erin

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