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Ja, Wol / Nee, Katoen

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Ja, Wol / Nee, Katoen

(Yes, Wool / No, Cotton) When the first wee floers* (I learned to speak a wee bit of Shetland dialect a while back..) start to appear, the first people come into the shop asking for cotton and I always feel conflicted about this little fuzzy plant.  I used to sell cotton but I kind of stopped.  I’ll tell you why... The cotton making industry is hurting the environment. To keep it short but informative, click HERE and find out more on a very short & sweet webpage made by WWF. 20,000 LITERS Is the amount of water needed to produce...

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RALLY DRIVING AND WOOL BUYING (on navigating and choices)

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RALLY DRIVING AND WOOL BUYING (on navigating and choices)

One of my biggest wishes came true last weekend. I went rally driving! Ever since I was a kid I have wanted to step into a car and wildly but intently chase directions. I could picture myself in a cool car with a cool outfit from a very early age. After a lot of slides and theoretic information about what rally driving actually is, me and my man finally went on the road and drove our way through 5 different navigation style maps (I had no idea there were so many…) to find the hidden letters and prove we actually...

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F.A.Q. When do I get my order?

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F.A.Q. When do I get my order?

Ordering from Ja, Wol is like knitting a sweater, sometimes it's so much faster then you expect but sometimes it takes more time. The end result in any case is sooo warm and beautiful.  Packages are shipped once a week. Yes. Only once. In addition to the webshop our Brick and Mortar shop is open two days a week and our needle craft school is running weeknights and in the weekend.  Ja, Wol's reputation is growing but at Ja, Wol we work with a very small team. On a daily basis it's basically just one person at work. When we...

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F.O.K.S., my knitting SOCKS!

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F.O.K.S., my knitting SOCKS!

I was a latent sock knitter for the longest time...  Meaning that I never knit socks but knew that I would love to start knitting them. What held me back for the longest time was fear. Simple god honest fear. I really thought I couldn't do it.  What a load of crap! Since then I have had people in my shop tell me that they don't knit sweaters but only socks. They are afraid of sweaters. That they just knit flat, because they are afraid of circular needles. They only buy cheap yarn, they are afraid of pretty yarns and...

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Tugging at Heartstrings

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Tugging at Heartstrings

This februari it has been 10 years since I first opened a knit shop. It started with a modest Etsy shop, selling knit kits and knitting lessons. In 10 years a lot has happened... and the new year brings new ideas and new challenges. Let me tell you the story of Ja, Wol and my plans for the future...

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