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Save the Oblong Fern

Save the Oblong Fern

The oblong woodsia known as Woodsia ilvensis is the rarest fern in Britain and in danger of extinction. Over collected by the Victorians in the nineteenth century and affected by climate change, this beautiful plant can now be found in only three sites across Scotland.  Luckliy, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is researching the genetic diversity of the fern with a hope to better understand and conserve the species. Nadia Russell who is currently studying the oblong woodsia kindly explained to me the problems the plant is facing. Warmer wetter winters and colder springs with sudden temperature fluctuations have led to confusion for...

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Local Delivery by E-Bike!

Local Delivery by E-Bike!

Woolly Originals is delighted to now offer local delivery by e-bike! Also, shopping for supplies or collecting products from Kalopsia will also be possible by e-bike. If you live within a 10km radius of my studio, I will deliver your purchase in person for free; just click “Local Delivery” at the checkout. 

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Hiking the Hebridean Way Woolly Bags

Hiking the Hebridean Way Woolly Bags

Nine weeks ago, I started walking the twelve sections of the Hebridean Way. I should have been travelling to North Uist in June, but Scotland was still in a partial lockdown and tourism had not yet restarted. So instead, I’ve been hiking in and around Edinburgh and hopefully raising money for the Child Poverty Action Group.I’ve been posting my weekly Sunday progress on Instagram live, pretending to be travelling north from island to island and pointing out various landmarks! I’ve just four sections left to do and will hopefully finish on Sunday 20th September at Edinburgh Castle. However, I do feel a...

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The Indie Dyers’ Woolly Bags

The Indie Dyers’ Woolly Bags

When I ran my Indie Dyers opportunity in July, I didn’t expect to receive so many incredible entries. There is a vast very talented pool of people in the yarn business. I originally planned to make three Woolly bags, but I just had to select four and it’s been my pleasure to work with such talented dyers and their yarns. The first Woolly bag to be made was for Ishrat of Fruitful Fushion. Ishrat is the Nottingham-based dyer behind Fruitful Fusion. She dabbled in yarn dyeing while living in North Africa and absolutely loved it! About a year and a...

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Woolly News

Woolly News

Woolly Originals has been incredibly busy since the end of June: making; knitting; sewing; planning; designing; collaborating; shopping; and occasionally, pausing to catch our breathe! We are so excited about: our third Climate Crisis design, highlighting the conservation work of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, called Save the Oblong Fern; two new Scottish collaborations featuring new designs; appearing virtually at Perth Festival of Yarn with our Lava Landscape bags on 12th and 13th September; and showcasing the four Indie Dyers’ Woolly bags from Monday 24th August!  Also, our online shop will be restocked approximately  fortnightly from Friday 4th September at 5pm (Edinburgh time)....

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