Wool is a wonder of nature. Here are some top reasons to pick this natural fabric for your next crafting project:
- Wool is 100% renewable. Sheep grow a new fleece every year. It just grows naturally! There are no industrial processes involved in the production of wool – just sunshine, water and grass! You couldn’t find a more natural and sustainable material for your next project.
- Wool has fantastic elasticity. Each fibre is incredibly springy and when damp, can be stretched up to 50%. And the best part? Each fibre will return to its original shape. This makes wool amazingly durable, resilient and resistant to being squashed, compressed or stretched out of shape.
- You might not think that wool is able to absorb moisture and it’s probably not the first material that comes to mind when thinking about waterproof clothing. However, wool has hygroscopic qualities which means it can absorb water. It can, in fact, hold up to 30% of its weight in water and not feel wet. No wonder it was the material of choice for fishermen’s sweaters! When you want details on using wool for Knitting Kits For Beginners, visit https://www.stitchandstory.com/collections/knitting-kits
- Wool is also resistant to odours so no need to worry about smelling bad! Thanks to its wonderful absorbing powers, the skin is kept drier and there is less accumulation of sweat bacteria that produces unpleasant aromas. Odours are trapped away and only released when the garment is washed.