Wool crafts have been around for centuries as we have learnt to use the wool from animals to make clothing and blankets that help to keep us warm. Now there are lots of different varieties of wool to choose from including traditional sheeps wool, synthetic wool and those yarns made from cotton and bamboo. The latter two are much more sustainable, better for the environment and can be used to make items like reusable washing clothes and makeup remover pads. They can be yarns that are slightly harder to work with as they are prone to splitting a lot easier than synthetic and acrylic yarns.
Here are some of the crafts that you can learn that use wool as their main material or as an option that you can choose.
Cream catchers – now whilst these have been traditionally made from rope style yarns you can use wool for these. The wool that you choose will often be those that are thinner in thickness and that have a smoother look and feel than traditional wool. Cotton and bamboo varieties are great for this,a s are baby yarns.
Crochet – this is a popular craft form and during the 70s homes were filled with items that were made with this craft. This included clothing as well as coasters, doilies and blankets. If you want to learn how to crochet you can get Crochet Blanket Kits like the ones from woolcouturecompany.com/collections/blanket-and-cushions-crochet-kits. There are lots of items that can be made from crochet, including small toys, accessories for the home and clothing such as hats, sarves and even jumpers.
Knitting – again this is another traditional craft form that has been around for hundreds of years. It is often passed down through generations and there are lots of knitting groups that people can join or share their love of the craft. Again you can make any number of items from knitting and these can include items for your home, for yourself or as gifts for others.
Macrame – this is traditionally a craft that uses rope, but there is no reason why you couldn’t make some of the more intricate macrame designs using softer wool such as those with a silk, cotton or bamboo element to them.