Comparing wool with cotton and bamboo

Below are some environmental comparisons of wool with cotton and bamboo fibre: Wool locally abundant (UK) produced by grass fed animals, therefore little or no outside input is required, such as foreign produced feedstuffs land is not ploughed, therefore sequestering...

The Science of Natural Burial

Natural Burial is more benign to the environment – research shows There is a lack of information available to the general public about the science of methane emissions from natural burial, but there is plenty of mis-information. Below I have pasted  a series of...

New ideas – old traditions

Environmentally Friendly Burial As a felt maker, I have gravitated towards finding new and better ways of making ‘burial vessels’ that are inspired by our history of burial in wool (re: the law of 1666). I also wanted to offer an alternative to the linear...

Clothes moth problem?

How to get rid of clothes moths – without chemicals August is the time when these creatures are most active. They like to hide away in dark dusty, undisturbed places, especially where there is wool of any description. So this is the ideal time of the year to...

History of wool felt making – looking at old ideas

Archaeological evidence for the use of wool felt in a burial tomb comes from the Altai Mountains in Siberia. Dating from around 600 BC, the permafrost miraculously preserved some huge pieces of wool felt whose purpose is unknown, but their presence in the tomb...