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Mattress Sales: The Best Reviews on Sale Priced Mattresses and Memory Foam Mattress Sales

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Are you looking for the best online mattress sales, including those on memory foam? Depending on the time of year, there are some incredible deals offered by various manufacturers that should help you narrow down your choices. If you plan on taking advantage of mattress deal prices, it’s also important to consider the overall value […]

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Popular Wool Bed Configurations (Part 1): All-Natural Wool Mattress, Topper & Latex Pad

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

One of the advantages of all natural wool bedding is its versatility. Wool bedding greatly benefits from a layered approach which, in turn, provides many options for optimizing the bedding experience to the individual – rather than the other way around. Understanding the advantages of the different layers helps to identify which choices are best […]

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10 Inspiring & Intriguing Museum Exhibitions To Visit In 2018

10 Inspiring & Intriguing Museum Exhibitions To Visit In 2018

by Sarah Spoljaric @ The Good Trade

One of the best things about art is while every piece may not speak to you, there is always a little something for everyone in a museum: some exhibitions reexamine the past with new eyes while others look towards the future. So impress a special someone with a fresh take on date night or set out to learn a little more about an area you’ve always been interested in with these ten inspiring museum exhibitions opening this year!

Popular Wool Bed Configurations (Part 2): All-Natural Latex Mattress and Wool-Filled Topper

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

Previously, we discussed our most popular layered bed arrangement: the 5” Wool Mattress, 3” Wool Topper, and 4” Latex Pad. This setup showcases our wool bedding and all of its benefits while also providing an element of buoyancy from the layer of latex. This week we’re discussing another popular configuration: the Live & Dream Natural […]

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Episode 20: Stephen West – Rhythm, Improvisation, Supermodel and Amsterdam

Episode 20: Stephen West – Rhythm, Improvisation, Supermodel and Amsterdam

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the twentieth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet an incredibly talented artist and creative who brings a whole lot of personality and ingenuity to the fiber world, Stephen West. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Have Company, a special shop, gallery and space in Grand Rapids, MI, with a focus on handmade and apothecary goods, textiles and helping encourage artists and building community. They host artists from all over the country who teach workshops in the shop as a part of their artist residency program. You can visit Have Company in person when in Grand Rapids or find more information and shop online at have-company.com. Fiber folk: It’s not hard to notice today’s guest, whether it’s by his inventive designs and exciting use of color or his enthusiastic personality and Southern charm. Stephen brings to the world of fiber, a fresh voice and inventive style, that makes me excited about knitting in a whole new way. When we were talking before the interview, Stephen coined himself a fashion farmer, and I couldn’t agree more. You can find Stephen at westknits.com and on Instagram @westknits. And stay tuned this week to Stephen’s Instagram, Facebook and […]

Episode 34: Brooke Sinnes – Boarding schools, California, Natural Dyeing and Sincere Sheep

Episode 34: Brooke Sinnes – Boarding schools, California, Natural Dyeing and Sincere Sheep

by @ Making

  Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, Fancy Tiger Crafts, a beautiful yarn shop based out of Denver Colorado. This inspired place is owned and operated by self proclaimed fiber nerds, Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran…two women who’s hope and journey have allowed them to share their knowledge, adventures and passion in fiber, and this is reflected in their beautiful shop as well as their endeavors in creating their own yarn Heirloom, which you can find in their shop, both in person and online. Make sure to share and visit fancytigercrafts.com Fancy Tiger Crafts has an exciting event coming up in the beginning of October, Wool Day at the Lyons Farmette…a local fiber retreat which will include your choice of two classes, a catered lunch and a cocktail hour. What could be better than spending a day of spinning, knitting and dyeing in the presence of fellow fiber enthusiasts and a fiber animal bunch…ending with cocktails with the Alpacas. For more information and to register, visit fancytigercrafts.com/events. Fiber folk: I first met Brooke a couple years ago when I sat across from her at a little knit gathering Karen from Fringe Supply Co had at […]

15 Reasons Why You Need A Mattress Protector

by Lee @ Bed Perfect

Is a Mattress Protector necessary? Yes, 100% yes! So much so that I’ve gathered a nice list of reasons why and even go further on some of the ideas too. If this article doesn’t convince you to get a mattress protector, then I don’t know what will. What I Like Before I list out all […]

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8 Easy Ways to Make Your Mattress Last Longer

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

See how to protect your investment and get the most out of your mattress. The average person spends anywhere from $500 to $3000 or more […]

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Discussing Mattress Pads vs Toppers

by Lindsay S @ Choose Mattress

After a long hard day’s work, many of us look forward to coming home and crashing out on a comfortable bed. However, we get home, throw our clothes to the floor and jump in bed only to find it’s no longer as comfortable as it once was. What to do next? Perhaps buying a new mattress isn’t an option, after all they can be quite expensive, or perhaps your landlord advises against it, or maybe even donating a mattress where you live is difficult. There are numerous constraints one can come across. In which case, an excellent answer to these

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8 Affordable Places To Shop Vintage Clothing Online

8 Affordable Places To Shop Vintage Clothing Online

by Staff Guide @ The Good Trade

When we go vintage, we’re helping to reclaim and upcycle clothes that otherwise might end up in landfills. We’ve found some of the best places to shop vintage clothing online, at an affordable price so you can invest in some vintage flair without breaking the bank.

Best Natural Shampoo of 2018

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

Shampoo: It's pretty much a staple of life. There's a good chance that you've been using it since the day you were born.By the time you reach your adult years, if you're anything like other Americans, you shampoo your hair an average of 4 times per week or even daily.Therefore, it stands to reason that you […]

Best-Rated Memory Foam Mattresses for 2018

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

Compare the current top-rated memory foam mattresses and get tips for picking the right bed. Over a year ago, we conducted an in-depth analysis of […]

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Announcing Making + Woolful

by Ashley @

This week is a big week, as it marks the joining of forces between two amazing companies, Making + Woolful. Together we are stronger and can bring more to this community that we love so much. Making is now: the magazine you’ve come to love + a podcast for makers + a growing maker’s market. The magazine will continue to publish twice a year. The Woolful podcast will now be the Making podcast, continuing to be hosted by myself, keeping the same format and creative journey approach with guests from all aspects of the making community—from production to finished work. The Woolful podcast will air through October and look for Season One of the Making podcast launching in January 2018. If you’re a subscriber through the iTunes or another platform, don’t worry, the RSS feed will stay the same and you’ll continue to get updates to new episodes of the Making podcast as well as access to all the past episodes of Woolful. The Woolful Mercantile will be a part of Making Market in November, where you’ll be able to find all the yarns, the calendar and some new fun things soon. The Woolful blog will remain a place I share about […]

8 Ways to Get Better Sleep and Wake Up Refreshed

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

The search for better sleep proves a popular one these days, between busy work and social lives. And why not? Nothing beats the feeling of […]

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Episode 34: Brooke Sinnes – Boarding schools, California, Natural Dyeing and Sincere Sheep

Episode 34: Brooke Sinnes – Boarding schools, California, Natural Dyeing and Sincere Sheep

by Ashley @

  Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, Fancy Tiger Crafts, a beautiful yarn shop based out of Denver Colorado. This inspired place is owned and operated by self proclaimed fiber nerds, Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran…two women who’s hope and journey have allowed them to share their knowledge, adventures and passion in fiber, and this is reflected in their beautiful shop as well as their endeavors in creating their own yarn Heirloom, which you can find in their shop, both in person and online. Make sure to share and visit fancytigercrafts.com Fancy Tiger Crafts has an exciting event coming up in the beginning of October, Wool Day at the Lyons Farmette…a local fiber retreat which will include your choice of two classes, a catered lunch and a cocktail hour. What could be better than spending a day of spinning, knitting and dyeing in the presence of fellow fiber enthusiasts and a fiber animal bunch…ending with cocktails with the Alpacas. For more information and to register, visit fancytigercrafts.com/events. Fiber folk: I first met Brooke a couple years ago when I sat across from her at a little knit gathering Karen from Fringe Supply Co had at […]

Episode 24: Hanahlie Beise – Alpacas, Canadian fiber production, Animal-Caretaker Relationships, and Natural Dyeing

Episode 24: Hanahlie Beise – Alpacas, Canadian fiber production, Animal-Caretaker Relationships, and Natural Dyeing

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the twenty-fourth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet a special woman, Hanahlie Beise who’s passion has led her to dive into the world of fiber, raising a herd of alpacas and creating her yarn, Hinterland. Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of our sponsors of this week’s episode, Tin Can Knits. Alexa and Emily have created several endearing collections of modern, clearly written patterns that feature accessories and garments each sized for babies, all the way up to 4XL. I really love their Road Trip and Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe collections, and hope to make the Fly Away blanket this Fall. They’ll be releasing the final pattern of the Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe collection on June 11th, so make sure to find this and their other collections on Ravelry and to keep up with all the going ons visit tincanknits.com. Fiber folk: I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Hanahlie since before the podcast launched, when she reached out to share what she’s been up to, raising Alpacas in British Columbia and creating yarn from her fiber and fiber she sources from other North American farms. As I learned more about what she was […]

The Futon Mattress Buying Guide

The Futon Mattress Buying Guide


Ted & Stacey's Mattress Guides & Reviews

A futon mattress can be a great as temporary accommodation. But it can also work as an alternative to a firm mattress. Do you know how to pick one?

10 Tricks to Make Your Mattress Firmer

by Laura @ JustGoSleep

When buying a mattress, firmness is a major consideration. We spend a lot of time testing mattresses to get one that is not too firm nor too soft. The level of firmness we are looking for is determined by several factors ranging from medical conditions, sleeping posture, and even personal preference. Despite this, as we continually use the mattress, it loses its firmness. Changes in our body weight, pregnancy, and even age may call for different levels of firmness. While replacing the mattress is a viable option, it is not cost effective. Below we look at 10 ways to make your mattress

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Bella Sera Firmness Guide

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

You can choose whether you want your three layers to be soft, medium, or firm. Additionally, if you are purchasing a Queen or King size mattress, you can customize each side to be a different firmness level. For more detailed information, please read about customizing your mattress.  After you have slept on the mattress, if […]

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Episode 38: Emmaline Long – Early farming, showmanship, advocacy, and Orchard View Lincoln Longwools

Episode 38: Emmaline Long – Early farming, showmanship, advocacy, and Orchard View Lincoln Longwools

by @ Making

Sponsor: I want to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Scotland’s biggest urban yarn event, taking place on the 17th, 18th and 19th of March 2016 in the beautiful World Heritage Site city of Edinburgh, where last year they welcomed 3500 festival visitors. Edinburgh is home to some amazing designers including Ysolda Teague, Gudrun Johnston, Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits and Lucy Hague of Celtic Cables. There will be a thriving marketplace with yarns, notions and designers from all over the UK and further afield, many of them unique to Scotland or yarns spun from British breed sheep. A spacious knitter’s cafe will offer the opportunity to meet yarn and fibre enthusiasts around the world and some of the best international names in knitting and crochet will be giving workshops, and you can find the festival programme on the website this Friday, so keep an eye out. Visit edinyarnfest.com for all the festival details on workshops, classes, the Knitter’s party, the Podcast Lounge and more. You can also follow along on Instagram @edinyarnfest Fiber folk: Earlier this Spring I received a very endearing email from a woman named Emmaline, a 24 year old sheep farmer […]

9 Sleep Disorders that Seem Spooky

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

A high-pitched scream breaks the silence of the night. A zombie stalks the streets as the clock strikes midnight. You wake unable to move away […]

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Vashon Mattress

by Matt @ 45th Street Bedding

The Vashon is built to support all types of guests.  It may not be as thick (8″) as the Lopez or Decatur, but will definitely prove to be comfortable and long lasting at a very affordable price. The two-sided Vashon has a heavy-duty, 364 coil (based on a full size bed) with a strong 12.75 […]

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Amore Beds Helps Hurricane Victims By Donating Cargo Trailer Full Of Premium Mattresses

by todd @ Amore Beds

Amore Beds (AmoreBeds.com), a direct-to-consumer mattress company, is ramping up their charitable giving efforts to assist victims of recent hurricanes across the United States. Amore Beds has already filled one 53’ tractor trailer with new mattresses, all to go to hurricane victims. “With so many people misplaced over the past few weeks due to hurricanes...

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Top 5 Serta Adjustable Mattresses

by Star Newcomb @ The Sleep Judge

Review of Top Adjustable Bed Brands

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

The Top Adjustable Bed Frame: Amerisleep Amerisleep – 4.5/5 Great health benefits and prices that makes sense! This was the top ranking brand overall. Amerisleep offers one adjustable bed: their signature Amerisleep Adjustable Bed. Reviews averaged at 4.8/5, on over 95 reviews. The website publishes their prices online and costs are in line with features. […]

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Episode 2: Jerome Sevilla & Sarah Higgins – Design, Thrifting, Sashiko and Recycling Yarn

Episode 2: Jerome Sevilla & Sarah Higgins – Design, Thrifting, Sashiko and Recycling Yarn

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the second episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two amazing fiber enthusiasts, Jerome Sevilla of Grid Junky and Sarah Higgins of Sarah In Pursuit. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Tolt Yarn and Wool, my favorite yarn shop. In 2013, Anna Dianich opened Tolt Yarn and Wool. a local yarn shop in Carnation Washington. Most recently she launched an online shop, full of yarns each with their own story and each handpicked by Anna. You couldn’t ask for more soul when it comes to a yarn shop. Visit toltyarnandwool.com Fiber folk 1: Sarah is a designer, photographer, and blogger based on the Central Coast of California. You can find her at sarahinpursuit.com and on Instagram @sarah_inpursuit. It was a lot of fun to talk with Sarah about how her journey in fiber was born as a child through her Waldorf education and how it’s transpired over the years and evolved into a new adventure with Monarch Knitting. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a couple fiber enthusiasts to answer the following question, “What is your favorite vintage or thrifted, fiber related find and what made […]

How To Get Extreme “Okinawan” Strength, 3 Ways To Fix Low Back Pain & The Best Core Exercises With Stu McGill

by Ben Greenfield @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Are crunches really all that bad? How can you

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How to Find the Most Comfortable Mattress

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

What’s The Most Comfortable Mattress Type? So you want to know what the most comfortable mattress is? The quick answer: The mattress that best suits your needs will prove to be the most comfortable. This isn’t a cop-out, it’s just the quick answer. The truth is, there is no magic mattress that is best for […]

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5 Common Types Of Sleep Disorders

by Lindsay S @ Choose Mattress

Minor and major sleep disorders are becoming an increasingly common occurrence in modern times, especially prevalent in individuals who have for whatever reason failed to embrace healthy and stress-free lifestyles. It’s important to note that the most common sleep disorders doesn’t necessarily mean lack of sleep, it can also mean too much of it, or alternatively could be neither, but instead something that occurs during slumber that isn’t classed as a normal sleeping habit such as excessive snoring. Broadly speaking, these types of disorders occur in the form of compromised rejuvenation, and will eventually compromise the overall well-being and health

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Episode 21: Flying Fibers – Heritage breeds, Amish pastures, English roots and Building family legacy

Episode 21: Flying Fibers – Heritage breeds, Amish pastures, English roots and Building family legacy

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the twentieth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two special women, a mother and daughter team who have created a fiber farm and shop in Lancaster Pennsylvania, Jeri Robinson-Lawrence and Irina Lawrence. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Knitterly, a very special yarn shop created by Shelli Westcott, based in Petaluma California and online at shop.knitterly.net. I am always so amazed at the well curated selection of yarns, fibers and classes Shelli works so hard to provide all us fiber enthusiasts. Make sure to visit when in Petaluma and online at shop.knitterly.net Fiber folk: I first met Jeri when she emailed me last Fall before the podcast even began. I was intrigued by the heritage breed sheep she and her daughter were raising and their efforts in creating awareness about these wonderful breeds and their wool. Their passion around education and breed preservation is a great thing, but even more great than that is their dedication to doing what they do, in whatever capacity they can. You can find Jeri and Irina at flyingfibers.com and on Instagram @flyingfibers. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked the question, “How […]

Episode 50: Mary Jane Mucklestone – Oscar de la Renta, Fair Isle and Scandinavian colorwork, Andean knitting and grand Shetland adventures

Episode 50: Mary Jane Mucklestone – Oscar de la Renta, Fair Isle and Scandinavian colorwork, Andean knitting and grand Shetland adventures

by Ashley @

Sponsor: In 2013, Anna Dianich opened Tolt Yarn and Wool. a local yarn shop in the beautiful Pacific Northwest town of Carnation, Washington. Last Fall we celebrated Tolt’s second anniversary, with the release of a very special book, Farm to Needle: Stories of Wool. When we pick up our needles and cast-on the first stitch, we become part of something much bigger than the project at hand. Farmers, shearers, spinners and dyers are working hard not only to produce the yarn we love, but to preserve a way of life that is at real risk of being lost. Farm to Needle invites you to join a journey; to peek behind the scenes of some of our favorite producers and gain a deeper understanding of the people, places, and animals at work. Discover Aspen Hollow Farm, Green Mountain Spinnery, Imperial Stock Ranch, Thirteen Mile Farm, YOTH, Saco River Dye House, and Twirl through patterns by Dianna Walla, Tif Fussell, Veronika Jobe, Karen Templer, Andrea Rangel, Annie Rowden and myself. This book was beautifully captured by a hardworking team, lead by Anna and Kathy Cadigan.  March is Icelandic Wool Month at Tolt, and to celebrate they’re hosting classes by Cirilia Rose and Andrea […]

Do You Sleep on an "Organic" Mattress?

Do You Sleep on an "Organic" Mattress?


Dr. Axe

We spend close to one-third of our lives sleeping, yet for most of us it's on a mattress that turns out to be pretty toxic, let alone often uncomfortable. I wrote up this article all about the common ingredients in most mattresses — caution, it might freak you out — plus how exactly to pick the healthiest bed to your sleep and health go hand-in-hand like they should.

Episode 21: Flying Fibers – Heritage breeds, Amish pastures, English roots and Building family legacy

Episode 21: Flying Fibers – Heritage breeds, Amish pastures, English roots and Building family legacy

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the twentieth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two special women, a mother and daughter team who have created a fiber farm and shop in Lancaster Pennsylvania, Jeri Robinson-Lawrence and Irina Lawrence. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Knitterly, a very special yarn shop created by Shelli Westcott, based in Petaluma California and online at shop.knitterly.net. I am always so amazed at the well curated selection of yarns, fibers and classes Shelli works so hard to provide all us fiber enthusiasts. Make sure to visit when in Petaluma and online at shop.knitterly.net Fiber folk: I first met Jeri when she emailed me last Fall before the podcast even began. I was intrigued by the heritage breed sheep she and her daughter were raising and their efforts in creating awareness about these wonderful breeds and their wool. Their passion around education and breed preservation is a great thing, but even more great than that is their dedication to doing what they do, in whatever capacity they can. You can find Jeri and Irina at flyingfibers.com and on Instagram @flyingfibers. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked the question, “How […]

Study: Netflix Before Bed Harms Sleep

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

Movie and TV streaming could be the cause of America’s sleep problem, at least according to a new study from Amerisleep.  The mattress company made this assertion in its recent deep dive into the sleeping habits of 1,300 Americans, which aimed to figure out just how many of us are getting our recommended 7-9 hours […]

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How To Find An Affordable Natural Organic Mattress

How To Find An Affordable Natural Organic Mattress


Rodale's Organic Life

4 tips for buying the best non-toxic bedding for a healthier night's sleep.

The Mattress Material Myth

by Kathryn Michael @ Bedrooms & More

Mattress companies make a lot of claims. The biggest one of all? The discovery of new and innovative materials that will revolutionize your sleep! Oh boy, here we go. You’ve heard that one before, right? I mean, how could you not? It’s in all the ads, commercials, the online customer reviews. This kind of claim […]

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How is Wool Processed? From Sheep to Sheets: Stage 4

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

In previous blog posts, we discussed the first few stages of processing wool: Selecting Wool Growers, Shearing, and Skirting, Grading & Baling. This process is overseen by Woolgatherer Carding Mill, located just down the road from us in Montague, California. Woolgatherer supplies all the wool we use to make our natural and organic wool bedding. […]

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Episode 24: Hanahlie Beise – Alpacas, Canadian fiber production, Animal-Caretaker Relationships, and Natural Dyeing

Episode 24: Hanahlie Beise – Alpacas, Canadian fiber production, Animal-Caretaker Relationships, and Natural Dyeing

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the twenty-fourth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet a special woman, Hanahlie Beise who’s passion has led her to dive into the world of fiber, raising a herd of alpacas and creating her yarn, Hinterland. Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of our sponsors of this week’s episode, Tin Can Knits. Alexa and Emily have created several endearing collections of modern, clearly written patterns that feature accessories and garments each sized for babies, all the way up to 4XL. I really love their Road Trip and Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe collections, and hope to make the Fly Away blanket this Fall. They’ll be releasing the final pattern of the Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe collection on June 11th, so make sure to find this and their other collections on Ravelry and to keep up with all the going ons visit tincanknits.com. Fiber folk: I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Hanahlie since before the podcast launched, when she reached out to share what she’s been up to, raising Alpacas in British Columbia and creating yarn from her fiber and fiber she sources from other North American farms. As I learned more about what she was […]

The Best Natural & Organic Mattresses: A Buyer's Guide & Review | Organic Newsroom

The Best Natural & Organic Mattresses: A Buyer's Guide & Review | Organic Newsroom


Organic Newsroom

Mattresses are one of the most-unknown sources of toxins in most households—required by law to be coated in toxic chemicals. Organic mattresses are sourced from organically-grown materials, are hypo-allergenic, and utilize natural flame-retarded materials such as organic wool. This combination of features allow organic mattresses to provide a great degree of health-conscious comfort ideal for anyone …

Episode 8: Ioana van Deurzen – Woolen heritage and legacy, Romanian sheep, purpose and Moeke Yarns

Episode 8: Ioana van Deurzen – Woolen heritage and legacy, Romanian sheep, purpose and Moeke Yarns

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the eighth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today’s episode is a little different. As I’ve gotten to know today’s guest, Ioana van Deurzen of Moeke Yarns, and spent time hearing her incredible fiber journey, how it shaped her childhood and ultimately her life as an adult, I felt this story deserved it’s own space…it’s own episode. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Tolt Yarn and Wool, my favorite yarn shop. In 2013, Anna Dianich opened Tolt Yarn and Wool. a local yarn shop in Carnation Washington. Most recently she launched an online shop, full of yarns each with their own story and each handpicked by Anna. You couldn’t ask for more soul when it comes to a yarn shop. Visit toltyarnandwool.com Fiber folk 1: Ioana van Deurzen is an amazing woman, as you’ll soon learn. A little over a year ago she embarked on a journey with her brother and parents to create the  yarn company Moeke Yarns, to bring something back to her community that had been lost and honor her grandmother, Elena. You can find Ioana at moeke-yarns.com and on Instagram @moekeyarns.         Giveaway: The winner of last week’s giveaway, is @kelseyleftwich. You’ve won […]

Pain Relief Through the Night

by Quality Wool Products @ Wool Mattress Toppers | Wool Comforters | Mattress Pads

Your bedding is a major player when it comes to the quality of your sleep. If you opt for the cheapest mattress, pillows, sheets and blankets it is going to affect your sleep. Comfort is important when trying to fall asleep. Many of us have a problem falling asleep and staying asleep, especially if you are one of the 20% of Americans suffering from chronic pain. It is no secret that long-term pain can also lead to sleeping problems.

Popular Wool Bed Configurations (Part 3): All-Natural Wool Mattress, Topper & Latex Padded Slats

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

So far on our blog we’ve discussed two popular wool bedding configurations: a wool mattress plus wool-filled topper and latex pad and our latex mattress with wool-filled topper. Both of these configurations exhibit the many benefits of wool and make for wonderful all-natural alternatives to conventional bedding. This week, we’re diving into one of our […]

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Episode 37: Amanda Malachesky – The Lost Coast, local fiber, permaculture influence, and Lost Coast Yarn

Episode 37: Amanda Malachesky – The Lost Coast, local fiber, permaculture influence, and Lost Coast Yarn

by Ashley @

Sponsor: I want to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, NorthCoast Knittery in Eureka California. This charming shop opened it’s doors in 2008, with the hope to create a unique gathering place for fiber folk and help expand the local fiber community. It’s a wonderful spot to meet friends and work on projects as you enjoy a cup of tea. They offer a variety of classes and workshops, helping enhance your skill levels and each Thursday at 6pm they host a Sip & Knit social evening. Make sure to visit NorthCoast Knittery in person when in Eureka and online at northcoastknittery.com for a full selection of beautiful yarns including Lost Coast Yarn, classes and so much more wooly goodness. You can also find them on Instagram @northcoastknittery Fiber folk: The Lost Coast is one of my favorite places to visit and one we frequented when living in California, because of it’s incredible beauty and good people, like my friend Annie and her family. I remember getting a text one day from Annie saying that I needed to check out this new local yarn, Lost Coast Yarn. A few months later it popped up again when talking with this weeks […]

The Best Essential Oil Diffuser That Is Safe and Non Toxic

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

We all say that we want to breathe in clean, fresh air and that pollution is bad. Despite that, many of us are intentionally bringing air pollutants into our homes.These aren't big, scary pollutants like industrial smoke and urban smog. Rather, they come into our house in pleasant canisters and in packages bedecked with pretty […]

A toxin-free Christmas gift idea: The Sarah Wilson Beauty Pack

by Sarah @ Sarah Wilson

Just in time for Christmas, here’s a fun “beginner’s” pack of toxin-free makeup…with a bit of a summer vibe. I’ve put it together in response to tooooo many emails requesting a run-down of Only The Best Stuff That I Recommend. I guess you all want to just cut to the chase. I get it! You more

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Woolfolk FW16: LØS and KURV

by Ashley @

How is it September already? It’s officially Fall here on the ranch, and on the turn of a dime. Last week we went from the 90s to the low 50s…leaves are turning and falling…the stove has been lit…all the animals are ready for hay…and my knits are out of the drawers. Mmm I love this time of year, and even more so when the seasons are so distinct and welcoming. I’ve actually been dreaming about this time of year since January when I began designing two pieces for Woolfolk’s FW16 collection, which made its debut today. What an honor to be alongside inspirational folks such as Julie Hoover, Michele Wang, Norah Gaughan, Bristol Ivy, Melanie Berg, Laura Chau, Olga Buraya-Kefelian and Antonia Shankland. But none of this would be possible without the dynamo that is Kristin Ford, creator of Woolfolk – a woman with impeccable taste, skilled designer, cattle rancher, arborist, and friend who’s always good for a laugh. You can listen to her story here. So without further ado, I’m pleased to introduce LØS and KURV. LØS is a simple pullover that incorporates sequence knitting principals, specifically a serpentine pattern. I was inspired to design this piece after getting to know Cecelia Campochiaro and […]

The best mattress toppers and pads

The best mattress toppers and pads


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A great mattress topper can make your mattress even comfier so you sleep like a baby every night. These are the best mattress toppers you can buy.

Toxic Chemicals in Your Everyday Products (THE FACTS & FIGURES)

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

There are harmful chemicals everywhere. But who would have really known they were in your home? In your everyday personal products? In your baby's toys and furniture? Could our government have really allowed such toxic material to be near our loved ones?Its sad....but true.I have gathered a list of facts, figures, and statistics from all […]

Episode 38: Emmaline Long – Early farming, showmanship, advocacy, and Orchard View Lincoln Longwools

Episode 38: Emmaline Long – Early farming, showmanship, advocacy, and Orchard View Lincoln Longwools

by Ashley @

Sponsor: I want to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, Edinburgh Yarn Festival, Scotland’s biggest urban yarn event, taking place on the 17th, 18th and 19th of March 2016 in the beautiful World Heritage Site city of Edinburgh, where last year they welcomed 3500 festival visitors. Edinburgh is home to some amazing designers including Ysolda Teague, Gudrun Johnston, Emily Wessel of Tin Can Knits and Lucy Hague of Celtic Cables. There will be a thriving marketplace with yarns, notions and designers from all over the UK and further afield, many of them unique to Scotland or yarns spun from British breed sheep. A spacious knitter’s cafe will offer the opportunity to meet yarn and fibre enthusiasts around the world and some of the best international names in knitting and crochet will be giving workshops, and you can find the festival programme on the website this Friday, so keep an eye out. Visit edinyarnfest.com for all the festival details on workshops, classes, the Knitter’s party, the Podcast Lounge and more. You can also follow along on Instagram @edinyarnfest Fiber folk: Earlier this Spring I received a very endearing email from a woman named Emmaline, a 24 year old sheep farmer […]

Wool-filled Dog Bed – Cotton/ Linen Cover – for Danielle

by homeofwool @ Home Of Wool

“Luna, my rescue pup, in her new Christmas bed by @homeofwool it is beautifully made of cotton, linen and 100% wool mattress. And they shipped #zarowaste! She is in love 😍” Continue Reading →

Best Egg Crate Mattress Toppers 2018 – Reviews And Buyer’s Guide

by itzpraise @ Mattress Topper

Reviewing The Top Egg Crate Mattress Toppers Everyone knows what an egg crate looks like. Therefore, it isn’t impossible to imagine the egg crate topper. This specific type of topper closely resembles an egg crate and this offers a handful of benefits. For starters, it helps to ensure that more air is able to flow […]

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Episode 84: Sarah Sunshine – A wool love story, natural parenting, wool bedding, and Shepherd’s Dream

Episode 84: Sarah Sunshine – A wool love story, natural parenting, wool bedding, and Shepherd’s Dream

by Ashley @

  Sponsor: The Yarn Collective is a new fibre and design company focused on working with the best independent designers to bring you luxurious hand-dyed yarns in a range of inspiring colorways. The Yarn Collective has kicked off the launch with a trio of designers representing the best of modern knitwear design; Melanie Berg, Carol Feller and Bristol Ivy. Carol Feller’s line Bloomsbury DK, a 100% merino, comes in a range of 10 shades, selected by herself based on colors that work well together and enhance each other. “Each story also has neutral shades included which create links between all the colors.” She’s launched the line with 3 patterns; The Dango hat, Lignite Sweater and Russler Shawl, which were all designed to show how the colors were created to mesh together. Visit theyarncollective.com and follow along on Instagram @theyarncollective and make sure to visit loveknitting.com, where you can purchase all The Yarn Collective yarns.  Fiber folk: There are so many uses for wool outside of clothing and handcrafts, whether it be rugs, blankets, insulation…or my personal favorite, wool bedding. Sarah Sunshine and her mother Eliana Jantz pioneered bringing natural bedding back into our homes and what began in 1984 as a dream, grew into what today is now known as Shepherd’s Dream. I’ve loved hearing the story behind […]

Woolspiration: Miss Wool of America

by Ashley @

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted a Woolspiration video, but the good news is that I’ve been stock piling them so these posts which have been a favorite in the past, will now be more regular. Miss Wool of America…did you know this even existed?! Well it did from 1952-1972. How amazing would it be if something like this existed today. It’s absence is another sign of the American wool industry’s decline and production moving overseas. While I’m really not a fan of beauty pageants per se, I think the fact that the vibrancy of the wool industry at one point demanded one is pretty fantastic. If there were a “Miss Wool” of America today, what and who would she be? A farmer? A designer? A knitter? A model? A shepherdess? There is such a strong pulse in the fiber community and industry right now, I can feel a revival coming on. It may be a long and arduous process, but I do believe one day we will see the wool industry grow again in America and although it will most likely be far different than it was before, how awesome is it that we get to be a part […]

Episode 71: Deborah Robson – Weaving, Editing, Heritage Conservation and the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

Episode 71: Deborah Robson – Weaving, Editing, Heritage Conservation and the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

by Ashley @

Sponsor: Taproot Magazine, is a quarterly print magazine full of delightful stories and photos written by and for people living fuller and digging deeper. Each issue is created around a subtle theme, featuring amazing recipes, crafts, and tales, all with the intention of inspiring people who are interested in deepening their connections to their families, communities, and themselves as they strive to live locally and closer to the ground. The content in each issue consistently blows me away. It is fulfilling and inspiring. This coming weekend, Nov 26th is Small Business Saturday and Taproot will be launching their pop up shop, featuring all kinds of handcrafted goodies from tea to jewelry to ceramics and even a lip balm making kit. Make sure to visit taprootmag.com on Saturday to shop and support this very special curated selection of goods from makers we know and love.  And later this month the next issue of Taproot magazine SHARE will be arriving in your mailbox. And if you’re not already a subscriber, they’re offering $5 off a subscription or renewal with the code WOOLFUL. There is so much goodness in each issue. You can visit Taproot Magazine online at Taprootmag.com and on Instagram @taprootmag. Fiber folk: There’s a very good chance today’s […]

Tips for Buying a Royal-Pedic Inner-Spring Mattress

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

Royal-Pedic is a 71-year-old luxury organic mattress company, renowned the world over for quality and comfort that lasts for generations. They have created a pair of firm inner-spring mattresses exclusive to The Organic Mattress Store. Both beds are hand-crafted in the United States, using only the finest organic materials—Certified Organic... Keep Reading

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Find Your Best Mattress Reviews: The Top 10 and Worst 10 Beds of 2018

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

If you’re shopping for a new bed, learning about the best mattresses of 2018 is a good way to make sure you choose a good one. It’s also helpful to know which ones don’t fare so well in order to avoid the duds. New mattress models come out every year from a growing number of […]

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IntelliBED Review: Why I Got Rid of My Organic Mattress

IntelliBED Review: Why I Got Rid of My Organic Mattress


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I recently ditched our really expensive organic mattress and replaced it with an Intellibed non-toxic mattress instead. Here's why...

Episode 19: Ashli Tyre – Mount Rainier, Navajo weaving, Natural dyeing and process

Episode 19: Ashli Tyre – Mount Rainier, Navajo weaving, Natural dyeing and process

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the eighteenth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet and hear the journey of a fascinating weaver from the Pacific Northwest, Ashli Tyre. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Portfiber, a wonderful shop in Portland, Maine, specializing in one of a kind, hand-dyed fiber and yarn. Casey has curated an incredible collection of spinning fiber including yak, Chiri, Alpaca, Polwarth and hand-dyed blends. You can visit Portfiber in person when in Portland Maine or shop online at portfiber.com Fiber folk: I first came across Ashli’s work via Instagram awhile back when I was mesmerized by her weaving and one day my friend Kathy sent an email sharing a bit of Ashli’s special story, process and a photo she’d taken, thinking she’d be a beautiful addition to the podcast. I couldn’t agree more. Much of Ashli’s inspiration comes from a very special place, the Pacific Northwest and in particular, Mount Rainier. Her approach and dedication to process, from wool selection, to natural dyeing to spinning and weaving, is just incredible. You can find Ashli at ashlityre.wordpress.com and on Instagram @ashlidtyre. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a question, shared by […]

Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy. If you were to only pick one item to switch in your journey for a nontoxic reboot, I would say that you should get a nontoxic mattress. Why? It by far has the most impact out of any other single item on reducing […]

Our Voila Hybrid Mattress Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Episode 19: Ashli Tyre – Mount Rainier, Navajo weaving, Natural dyeing and process

Episode 19: Ashli Tyre – Mount Rainier, Navajo weaving, Natural dyeing and process

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the eighteenth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet and hear the journey of a fascinating weaver from the Pacific Northwest, Ashli Tyre. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Portfiber, a wonderful shop in Portland, Maine, specializing in one of a kind, hand-dyed fiber and yarn. Casey has curated an incredible collection of spinning fiber including yak, Chiri, Alpaca, Polwarth and hand-dyed blends. You can visit Portfiber in person when in Portland Maine or shop online at portfiber.com Fiber folk: I first came across Ashli’s work via Instagram awhile back when I was mesmerized by her weaving and one day my friend Kathy sent an email sharing a bit of Ashli’s special story, process and a photo she’d taken, thinking she’d be a beautiful addition to the podcast. I couldn’t agree more. Much of Ashli’s inspiration comes from a very special place, the Pacific Northwest and in particular, Mount Rainier. Her approach and dedication to process, from wool selection, to natural dyeing to spinning and weaving, is just incredible. You can find Ashli at ashlityre.wordpress.com and on Instagram @ashlidtyre. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a question, shared by […]

Exchanging Zzz’s for A’s

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

If there is one thing all college students know, it’s that sleep is a hot commodity that many want but few get. Keeping your eyes open in the hopes of learning something is a struggle many college students face. To earn better grades, students have been known to pull all-nighters and down coffee like water. […]

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Bunk Bed vs Loft Bed: How Do You Know Which One is Best?

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

Platform Beds vs Box Spring Beds

by Lindsay S @ Choose Mattress

At the end of the day, we all need to sleep, right? That too on a comfortable bed! Nothing beats the feeling of getting into a comfortable bed and looking forward to a good nights sleep at the end of a hard days work. When it comes to beds, depending on the kind of comfort you need, you have many options to choose from, however the two most common types of beds to pick from are the platform bed or the box spring bed. Any idea which one you are using currently? Unless you have actively purchased one in the

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Wool Mattress Topper | The Perfect Gift

by Quality Wool Products @ Wool Mattress Toppers | Wool Comforters | Mattress Pads

Still searching for the perfect gift? It's not too late to find it! Actually, right now the perfect time to purchase a quality wool mattress topper, pillows, bedding and even packaged sets for the Holidays because everything available for purchase online through Cuddle Ewe is 20% Off!

Episode 58: Rachel Bingham Kessler: Plants, Ireland, Natural Dyeing and Motherhood

Episode 58: Rachel Bingham Kessler: Plants, Ireland, Natural Dyeing and Motherhood

by Ashley @

Sponsor: Sunday Knits has quickly become one of my new favorite yarns to knit with. Started in 2008 by Carol Sunday, Sunday Knits is a collection of 4 merino and merino blend yarns and beautiful patterns designed by Carol. 100% extra-fine Australian merino to the French Angora, all their fibers are humanely sourced and then milled in Italy to Carol’s meticulous and caring specifications. Aside from this yarns obvious qualities, they’re a dream to knit with…so soft yet sturdy and the breadth of colors are beautiful and perfect for color work…I have yet to move beyond swatching, as there are so many great uses for this wholesome yarn. And if you enjoy knitting vests, make sure to take a look at Carol’s latest pattern, the Nancy Vest, a little warmth and a lot of style makes this classic best a wardrobe staple, and an enjoyable knit, in any of Sunday Knits’ 3-ply yarns. Visit Sunday Knits at sundayknits.com or if you can make a trip to Roscoe, Illinois near the Wisconsin state line, make an appointment to visit the gorgeous Sunday Knits studio. You can follow on Instagram @carolsundayknits Fiber folk: Just a few miles from Portland Maine and a short ferry […]

The Sleep Envelope

by Kathryn Michael @ 45th Street Bedding

The “sleep envelope” was introduced to us around twenty years ago. It’s the idea that not one single element of your bed is the key to a good night’s sleep, but rather that every piece works in unison to create the ideal environment to catch some shut eye. We must admit, we were skeptical at […]

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Soft Wool Mattress Toppers

by Quality Wool Products @ Wool Mattress Toppers | Wool Comforters | Mattress Pads

You are your best after a great night of sleeping in luxury on a premium soft wool mattress topper from Cuddle Ewe! Our pillow soft mattress toppers are designed for a full night, uninterrupted rest in substantial comfort. When dreaming of everything the subconscious is storing, let your body float on a cloud opposed to the board-like structure you feel in the morning.

Pregnancy-Safe Makeup {Safer Cosmetics for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

You know that innate feeling of responsibility that you develop when you first become a mom? For me, it developed almost instantly after I found out I was pregnant with my first baby. I suddenly had this overwhelming sense of responsibility to give my babies the very best. MY best. My mama bear instincts kicked into […]

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Slumber Cloud Nacreous Cooling Mattress Pad Review

by Ethan Green @ Nosleeplessnights.com

The Slumber Cloud nacreous mattress pad promises to help you keep cool in bed by dispersing your body heat from underneath you. It uses fabrics containing Outlast Technology, which is a cooling method originally developed for NASA. So with a claim to fame like that, you’d expect it to be pretty good. I tend to […]

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The Best Electric Blankets

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

Best Wool Mattress Topper Reviews * Rating 2017

Best Wool Mattress Topper Reviews * Rating 2017


JustGoSleep

Looking for a best Wool Mattress Topper? Should read my ultimate reviews to know what is best for your needs this year 2017.

Mattress Pad vs Mattress Topper

by Julie @MattressTopper @ TheBestMattressTopper.Com

Have you ever gazed at two products and be like “what is the difference?” ‘Are they not the same?” This is exactly the feeling experienced by users when they see a mattress pad and a mattress topper. These accessories are entirely different. However, what is the big deal about them? Keep reading the next bit […]

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Creators of natural wool bedding made in the Mid-west since  since 1894

Creators of natural wool bedding made in the Mid-west since since 1894


Made in the Mid-west since 1894

Creators of natural, organic wool bedding in Frankenmuth, Michigan since 1894

Episode 26: Hannah Fettig – Maine fiber, simplistic design, balance and presentation

Episode 26: Hannah Fettig – Maine fiber, simplistic design, balance and presentation

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the twenty-sixth episode of the Woolful podcast. This week we get to meet a woman who many of you have heard of because of her incredible pursuits in the fiber community, Hannah Fettig of Knitbot. Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, Stash, a local yarn shop based in Corvallis Oregon. The owner, Sonia was a very early supporter and encourager of the podcast and it’s been so great to get to know her a bit and watch all the positive energy she puts into her shop and fiber community. When in the Corvallis area, make sure to visit and you can find more info at stashlocal.com. And you don’t want to miss a pretty special event coming up, Black Sheep Gathering, a fiber festival in Eugene Oregon June 19-21. Stash will be there with a selection of special yarns and fibers from some of their favorite PNW indie dyers. So make sure to mark this on your calendar and find Sonia and her gang of Stash Enhancers. Fiber folk: I first got to know Hannah last year when we sponsored each other’s podcasts, her’s being the infamous knit.fm with Pam Allen. I quickly […]

All Natural Mattress Toppers

All Natural Mattress Toppers


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Find the Best Non-Toxic, All Natural Mattress Topper 100% Organic Cotton Topper Handcrafted Organic Cotton Mattress Topper made with the finest natural, chemica

Should Pregnant Women Buy Pregnancy Pillows?

by Lindsay S @ Choose Mattress

A pillow provides many benefits, and there are several different types to suit each usage too. In fact, there is a pillow that can help with almost any type of rest, seating, or laying down position. Whether it’s a goose down pillow for luxurious bed time sleep, a wedge pillow for helping position whilst catching up on TV shows, or a neck pillow for traveling, these little wonders are everywhere, and very much needed too. One of the common and somewhat essential types required by women today are known as pregnancy pillows. Simply put, these are specially designed to suit

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San Juan Mattress

by Matt @ 45th Street Bedding

A comfortable and durable combination of botanical latex and a high quality pocketed coil system make the San Juan Hybrid Mattress a success in terms of overall feel and a strength of construction that will perform excellently year after year. Coming in at 11.5 inches in height, it contains 1″ of 75 density botanical latex on […]

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Zinus Smartbase Elite vs. Deluxe (What To Buy)

by Lee @ Bed Perfect

If you’re trying to decide between the Zinus Smartbase Elite vs. Deluxe, then this article is for you. Both may seem similar, but each has its perks that we want to talk about. If you want to know the best bed frame of the two then it would be the Zinus Smartbase Elite model. Let […]

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Episode 60: Casey Ryder – Endearment, Ultimate Frisbee, Mindfulness and PortFiber

Episode 60: Casey Ryder – Endearment, Ultimate Frisbee, Mindfulness and PortFiber

by @ Making

    Sponsor: Taproot Magazine, is a quarterly print magazine full of delightful stories and photos written by and for people living fuller and digging deeper. Each issue is created around a subtle theme, featuring amazing recipes, crafts, and tales, all with the intention of inspiring people who are interested in deepening their connections to their families, communities, and themselves as they strive to live locally and closer to the ground. The content in each issue consistently blows me away. It is fulfilling and inspiring. The most recent issue PRESERVE features a collection of wonderful finds as we step in Summer. With lessons in arm knitting, preserved lemon and infusion recipes, stories in farming and woolworking, and a collection of preserving how-tos. There is so much goodness in each issue. You can visit Taproot Magazine online at Taprootmag.com and on Instagram @taprootmag. Fiber folk: It’s no secret that Maine is one of the epicenters of this fiber world, with its designers and yarn companies, but a lesser known but just as vital part of this community are the shops, more specifically PortFiber, a special fiber, spinning, dyeing and weaving oasis in Portland, Maine. Casey Ryder, the owner of PortFiber found herself on a path that’s lead […]

Best Soft Mattress for Your Needs

by Candace Osmond @ The Sleep Judge

7 Linen Curtains For The Airy, Eco-Conscious Home

7 Linen Curtains For The Airy, Eco-Conscious Home

by Staff Guide @ The Good Trade

If you’re like us and trying to piece together an eco-friendly home, then you’ll know how difficult it is to find pure linen curtains, only finding linen-polyester or linen-cotton blends. But not anymore! We’ve done the hard work so you can enjoy the benefits: we rounded up seven brands offering 100% linen curtains online.

Episode 1: Jess Schriebstein & Kylie Gusset – Fiber travel, Cormo origins and being fiber-conscious

Episode 1: Jess Schriebstein & Kylie Gusset – Fiber travel, Cormo origins and being fiber-conscious

by @ Making

I’m really excited to share with you the very first Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two very fiber passionate women, Jess Schriebstein of Witchin in the Kitchen and Kylie Gusset of Ton of Wool. Sponsor: Our very first episode is sponsored by Fringe Supply Co. In 2012, Karen Templer opened Fringe Supply Co. an online shop full of thoughtful tools for the sustainable and aesthetically mindful maker. From bento bags to rosewood needles, you’ll get lost in this carefully curated emporium. Visit fringesupplyco.com Fiber folk 1: Jess is a Baltimore based cook, artist, seasoned traveler, and lover of wool. You can find her at witcheninthekitchen.com and on Instagram @thekitchenwitch. I was incredibly inspired as she shared her fiber journey and her experience in Oaxaca, where she spent a week learning the fiber customs and culture of the Oaxaca people. We dive into how her time there influenced her cooking, color and fiber choices as well as how she began the knitting group at NPR. Man on the Street: For this week’s Man on the Street segment, I asked a handful of fiber folk to answer this question…”If you could travel to any country and immerse yourself in their fiber […]

How To Buy A Non-Toxic Mattress (And An Inexpensive Alternative)

How To Buy A Non-Toxic Mattress (And An Inexpensive Alternative)


Mommypotamus

Hey mamas! Boy did you have questions after I posted on a possible link between sheepskins, mattresses and SIDS. Today I’ve compiled the most common ones in Q&A form. If you’re going to skim, make sure to check out question #6 for a confession about what I put my babies to sleep on. Hope you …

Finding a Mattress Topper that Fits You

by Quality Wool Products @ Wool Mattress Toppers | Wool Comforters | Mattress Pads

When it comes to sleep, many invest in the best because sleep is not a luxury, it is a necessity and sleeping better will improve your life. Here at Cuddle Ewe we have seen first hand the benefits of wool mattress toppers/pads and wool bedding. From fibromyalgia relief to unexplained insomnia, our wool bedding products have helped many people in the bedroom and, consequently, also with their health. However, we understand that wool is not the only type of mattress topper out there.

Episode 50: Mary Jane Mucklestone – Oscar de la Renta, Fair Isle and Scandinavian colorwork, Andean knitting and grand Shetland adventures

Episode 50: Mary Jane Mucklestone – Oscar de la Renta, Fair Isle and Scandinavian colorwork, Andean knitting and grand Shetland adventures

by @ Making

Sponsor: In 2013, Anna Dianich opened Tolt Yarn and Wool. a local yarn shop in the beautiful Pacific Northwest town of Carnation, Washington. Last Fall we celebrated Tolt’s second anniversary, with the release of a very special book, Farm to Needle: Stories of Wool. When we pick up our needles and cast-on the first stitch, we become part of something much bigger than the project at hand. Farmers, shearers, spinners and dyers are working hard not only to produce the yarn we love, but to preserve a way of life that is at real risk of being lost. Farm to Needle invites you to join a journey; to peek behind the scenes of some of our favorite producers and gain a deeper understanding of the people, places, and animals at work. Discover Aspen Hollow Farm, Green Mountain Spinnery, Imperial Stock Ranch, Thirteen Mile Farm, YOTH, Saco River Dye House, and Twirl through patterns by Dianna Walla, Tif Fussell, Veronika Jobe, Karen Templer, Andrea Rangel, Annie Rowden and myself. This book was beautifully captured by a hardworking team, lead by Anna and Kathy Cadigan.  March is Icelandic Wool Month at Tolt, and to celebrate they’re hosting classes by Cirilia Rose and Andrea […]

What’s the Best Mattress for Back Pain?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Learn how to find the best mattress for a bad back. Are you trying to find a good mattress for back pain? One of the hardest medical conditions to cure and treat are those relating to chronic back pain, and it’s something that affects millions of people around the world every day. Over and over, […]

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Episode 30: Kristin Ford – Architectural influence, Northwest palette, Patagonian Merino, and Bleacher projects

Episode 30: Kristin Ford – Architectural influence, Northwest palette, Patagonian Merino, and Bleacher projects

by Ashley @

Sponsor: I wanted to thank this week’s sponsor, Knit Purl in Portland, Oregon. A wonderfully motivating yarn shop founded by Darcy Cameron in 2004, with the intention to create a unique curated experience for yarn buyers. They’ve worked closely with local, regional and international makers and designers to provide a one of a kind experience, to fuel creativity for fiber and design enthusiasts. Each month they offer a great calendar of classes and events, and every other Wednesday you can join other fiber folk for Knit Night at 6pm. Make sure to stop by in person when in Portland and shop their large selection of yarns including Woolfolk yarns at knit-purl.com. Fiber folk: Kristin is an architect, mother, maker, farmer, entrepreneur and inspiration. Design has been a thread deeply woven in the fabric of her life…from her career as an architect to her recent entrepreneurial endeavors with Woolfolk Yarn, an incredibly thoughtful and beautifully created and curated yarn brand with focuses heavy in sustainability and softness. Her mile a minute life has been fun to keep up and hearing her passion and witnessing her gumption for life is pretty awesome. You can find Kristin at woolfolkyarn.com and on Instagram @woolfolk_yarn. Man on […]

Best Sleep Mask – Top 5 Out of 32 Tested – 2018 update

by Bob Ozment @ The Sleep Studies

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Episode 67: Astrid Troland and Caroline Skadhauge – Scandinavian roots, partnership, au naturel and Biches & Bûches

Episode 67: Astrid Troland and Caroline Skadhauge – Scandinavian roots, partnership, au naturel and Biches & Bûches

by @ Making

  Sponsor: Tucked away into the heart of Leelanau County, where cherry trees, centennial farms and wine grapes meet the shores of Lake Michigan, is a knitter’s paradise and that place is Wool & Honey.  Wool & Honey’s focus is on thoughtful companies who add their own stories to our little spot in the world–brands that highlight fibers that mirror the exquisite natural beauty of their area. Michigan fiber artists are paramount—and their selection of locally grown, dyed, spun yarns and fiber is unparalleled. The hive is the center of it all–it’s home. Home to bees of all ages and ability levels, each adding a bit of shine to a vibrant community. Every day, these tiny workers gather pollen–powdery bits of fluff–and with a little time and effort, transform it into gorgeous, golden nectar. How similar we knitters are to the bee! Taking nothing more than two sticks and a string, we create warmth and comfort, fabric to clothe and decorate our bodies. On September 27th from 7-9pm, Stephen West will be spending an evening at Wool & Honey, sipping cocktails, trying on his huge collection of knitted samples and listening to Stephen share the Westknits story. This event is free […]

7″ Full Size Wool Mattress with 49% Linen / 51% Cotton blend Cover for LT Couture

by homeofwool @ Home Of Wool

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Beautycounter Free Shipping {Special Offer}

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

Did you know that the average woman absorbs 5 lbs. of chemicals from her makeup every year? What you apply on your skin goes directly to your bloodstream – within 26 seconds. These statistics blow my mind. I’ve used mainstream makeup and skincare products since I was a teenager and never gave it a second […]

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Wool-Filled Pet Bed With Boards and Linen Fabric for Lu Anne

by homeofwool @ Home Of Wool

“Beau’s bed made it yesterday!  He loves it so much! The quality of the bed was “so” worth the wait. I shared the photo and a friend who works with Continue Reading →

Find the Best Labor Day Mattress Sale in 2017 from Sears, Macys & More

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

See what major retailers have in store for Labor Day mattress sale events… This summer holiday seems synonymous with the end of summer, barbecues and a lazy three-day weekend, but as it marks changing seasons it also brings big deals in retail, including Labor Day mattress sale events. As one of the biggest shopping holidays […]

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Warm Mist vs Cool Mist Humidifiers?

by Mercia Tapping @ AllergyConsumerReview

Which Humidifier is Best – Warm Mist or Cool Mist Humidifiers? Periodically, I receive a number of emails, asking me virtually the same thing. Warm mist vs cool mist humidifiers which is better? What is the difference between cool and warm mist, or whether our cool mist humidifiers disperse mineral dust? In addition, some people just wish […]

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The 6 Best Rated Hybrid Beds – 2018 Reviews & Comparisons

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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Mattress Pad Reviews | Sleepopolis

Mattress Pad Reviews | Sleepopolis


Sleepopolis

Mattress pads are a great way to add a little extra comfort and softness to your mattress. Check out the best mattress pad reviews here.

Mattress Disposal and Recycling

by Lindsay S @ Choose Mattress

With all the millions of mattresses being sold annually worldwide it’s wonder where all of these used mattresses cease to be worthy at the end of their life cycle. I used to have an image of huge refuse sites with stacks of rubbish and piles of mattresses. In the US, this is no longer the case as it was some decades ago. However, in many places across the world, a landfill site is certainly where old mattresses still do tend to expire, piled high in corners of tips where they take up space and cause unnecessary harm to the environment.

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Orcas Extra Firm Mattress

by Matt @ 45th Street Bedding

The Orcas Extra Firm Innerspring Mattress is a hard-working, luxury coil mattress perfect for those guests who need high-performance sleep surface support. The two-sided Orcas has a heavy-duty, 448 coil (Queen) with a strong 12.75-gauge support system. Lumbar support in the middle third of the bed keeps your guests’ hips in natural alignment, while high […]

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Wool Mattress Pad Queen

by Quality Wool Products @ Wool Mattress Toppers | Wool Comforters | Mattress Pads

Looking to add comfort to your current queen mattress? Look no further than the quality Organic Cheviot Wool Mattress Pad/Topper, Pillows, Sheets, Comforter, Protectors and Packaged Sets. Whether you're ordering for yourself or someone else for the Holidays our sale will apply!

Our Favorite Children’s Books

Our Favorite Children’s Books

by UnconventionalHomemaker @ Unconventional Homemaker

I’ve posted our favorite children’s books before, so some of these are a repeat, but this is our most recent “Favorites” list in case you’re looking for some new books to add to your collection!  We own lots of books and these (as well as ones on my last post!) are the best of the […]

Mattress Pads and Toppers

Mattress Pads and Toppers


AllergyConsumerReview

Mattress Pads And Mattress Toppers ExplainedMattress pads have become increasingly popular in recent years and for good reason. They can increase sleep quality and level of comfort. However the words: mattress topper, mattress pad, and mattress protector are often used interchangeably, which defin

How often to Wash, Replace, and Care for Mattress Protectors

by Lee @ Bed Perfect

If you ask everyone on the internet they will have varying ideas of how often you should wash your mattress protectors/cover/encasement. Some say you should clean your mattress protectors every week and others will say once a year. It really comes down to your needs. If you suffer from allergies then once a week cleaning […]

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Best Weighted Blanket for Adults

by Bob Ozment @ The Sleep Studies

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Home Of Wool

Home Of Wool


Home Of Wool

Handmade wool mattresses and natural bedding

3/52 Weeks of Wool: Shetland

by Ashley @

Back in SF this week for work and a short jaunt to Stitches West, so I find myself with a bit more time in the evenings to catch up on 52 Weeks of Wool posts. I’ve got 6 different skeins of breed specific handspun yarn, just waiting to be knit and shown off. I’ve found a new ritual each morning. Pulling our makeshift quilt curtain from the window, stoking the fire and shuffling to my wheel soon after waking up. Sitting down I have to reacquaint myself, it’s not quite become second nature like knitting has and often times Coltrane is at my side, with his foot next to mine on the treadle or his hand on mine as I draft. While his attention lasts just a few moments, it’s precious. This marks my third week’s wool and very much a joy in the struggle. Squishy, lovely, lofty Shetland. The previous two week’s I’d worked with fibers that had longer staple lengths and so I was setup for a surprise as I began spinning the short staple Shetland roving. It became apparent right away that I needed to alter specific mechanics of my spinning. When I began, I kept losing the yarn […]

Tufted Bay Window Cushion Non-Standard Shape and Custom Gray Fabric for Myron

by homeofwool @ Home Of Wool

“You couldn’t ask for more from Rosica. She has great communication, and I am very happy with my cushions from her. They are very good quality.” – myron3 on Jan 6, 2018 Continue Reading →

Episode 60: Casey Ryder – Endearment, Ultimate Frisbee, Mindfulness and PortFiber

Episode 60: Casey Ryder – Endearment, Ultimate Frisbee, Mindfulness and PortFiber

by Ashley @

    Sponsor: Taproot Magazine, is a quarterly print magazine full of delightful stories and photos written by and for people living fuller and digging deeper. Each issue is created around a subtle theme, featuring amazing recipes, crafts, and tales, all with the intention of inspiring people who are interested in deepening their connections to their families, communities, and themselves as they strive to live locally and closer to the ground. The content in each issue consistently blows me away. It is fulfilling and inspiring. The most recent issue PRESERVE features a collection of wonderful finds as we step in Summer. With lessons in arm knitting, preserved lemon and infusion recipes, stories in farming and woolworking, and a collection of preserving how-tos. There is so much goodness in each issue. You can visit Taproot Magazine online at Taprootmag.com and on Instagram @taprootmag. Fiber folk: It’s no secret that Maine is one of the epicenters of this fiber world, with its designers and yarn companies, but a lesser known but just as vital part of this community are the shops, more specifically PortFiber, a special fiber, spinning, dyeing and weaving oasis in Portland, Maine. Casey Ryder, the owner of PortFiber found herself on a path that’s lead […]

The 10 Best All-Natural and Organic Mattress Sources

The 10 Best All-Natural and Organic Mattress Sources


Apartment Therapy

Buying a new mattress is a big investment, and knowing where to go to find the best options for your health and for the planet—not to mention for a sound night's sleep— is key

Baby Crib Wool Mattress for Batia G.

by homeofwool @ Home Of Wool

“All the way from Bulgaria, a truly #organic, #natural and #healthy crib mattress for my baby! Thank you @homeofwool , the quality and the details are astonishing!” – Batia Gabrielle on Jan 22, 2018 Continue Reading →

Memory Foam vs. Air: Which Mattress is Ideal?

by Laura @ JustGoSleep

A good night’s rest is vital for good health, body functionality, and even alertness. Unfortunately, the type of mattress that you choose can make sleeping difficult and uncomfortable. This means that you need to be well informed when it comes to buying mattresses. The market is filled with a wide collection of mattresses making it difficult for a buyer to choose one that is suitable for their needs. The most common mattress technologies are memory foam and air-filled cores. Read on for an in-depth comparison of the design, support, firmness, motion isolation, noise, maintenance, durability, lifespan, pricing, and availability of

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The Best Protein Powder: A Review & Buyer’s Guide

by Organic Newsroom @ Organic Newsroom

Protein powder is a wildly popular class of supplements that offer a wide array of essential and non-essential amino acids. The best protein powder supplements have been shown to offer many health benefits and can help maintain a balanced nutritional diet. These products have began to challenge the long-held notion that whey protein powder is the superior choice, and are […]

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The Best Memory Foam Mattress Is Infused With Graphite

by todd @ Amore Beds

Graphite-Infused Memory Foam For The Win The memory foam mattress world has grown immensely over the years. Many mattress makers are still using standard memory foam or various forms of gels in their mattress, but those technologies are over 15 years old.  Newer mattress companies have gotten with the times and utilize the latest in cooling technology.  There...

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Popular Wool Bed Configurations (Part 4): Understanding the Wool Mattress

by Renée Camila @ Shepherd's Dream

If you follow our blog, then you know we’ve been discussing popular wool bed configurations. Check out our previous posts for some of our more popular setups: wool mattress, topper & latex pad natural latex mattress and wool-filled topper wool mattress, topper & latex padded slats Today we’re diving into the advantages and limitations of […]

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Episode 16: Michael Hampton and Tamara White – Vermont fiber farming and milling, Shetland sheep and overcoming fear

Episode 16: Michael Hampton and Tamara White – Vermont fiber farming and milling, Shetland sheep and overcoming fear

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the sixteenth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two very enthusiastic fiber folks from Vermont, both of whom have had quite the journey to where they are today…Michael Hampton of Hampton Fiber Mill and Tamara White of Wing and a Prayer Farm. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Taproot Magazine, a quarterly print magazine full of delightful stories and photos written by and for people living fuller and digging deeper. Each issue is created around a subtle theme, featuring amazing recipes, crafts, and tales, all with the intention of inspiring people who are interested in deepening their connections to their families, communities, and themselves as they strive to live locally and closer to the ground. You can visit Taproot Magazine online at Taprootmag.com and on Instagram @taprootmag. Fiber folk 1: Michael is a passionate knitter, spinner, and fiber mill entrepreneur. He’s been on an exciting journey from engineer to now building and operating a fiber mill in Richmond, Vermont where he mills a very exhaustive list of wools and fibers, including our second guest Tamara’s beautiful yarn. His enthusiasm and excitement for fiber and helping bring something back to this community and industry […]

Bainbridge Latex Mattress

by Matt @ 45th Street Bedding

Natural.  Luxurious.  Great wearability. Our Bainbridge latex mattresses provides a healthy ‘green story’ product that offers decades of consistent guest sleep satisfaction. The two-sided Bainbridge offers support and comfort by being natural, with organic components, from its latex to its fabrics. The zip-off quilt contains an organic cotton cover and wool with a 1″ layer of natural 75 density […]

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Memory Foam Mattresses: Are They Safe?

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Memory Foam Mattress Ingredients: are the dangers real or exaggerated? Are the chemicals in your life freaking you out or have you found yourself wondering if products like memory foam mattresses are safe? If you’ve been looking into this type of mattress or any other, you may be wondering whether chemicals and odors could represent […]

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Wool-Filled Baby Crib Mattress and Protector for Jess

by homeofwool @ Home Of Wool

“Absolutely beautiful, high quality product (and packaging)!!! The crib mattress is perfect! It’s soft yet firm and supportive. It simultaneously feels cuddly to my baby and firm enough to give Continue Reading →

$200 Off DreamCloud Promo Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

It’s easy to save $200 on your DreamCloud sleepopolis.com/dreamcloud/ purchase by using the Sleepopolis coupon code. Just following these steps to get the discount: Head over to DreamCloudSleep.com. Choose the size DreamCloud mattress you would like to purchase. Confirm your cart is correct and apply SLEEPOPOLIS200 promo code. That’s it, you just saved $200!

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Episode 63: Marta Bahillo – A grandmothers legacy, Spanish linen and artisans, entrepreneurism alongside motherhood and babaà

Episode 63: Marta Bahillo – A grandmothers legacy, Spanish linen and artisans, entrepreneurism alongside motherhood and babaà

by Ashley @

  Sponsor: Wool Days is an Australian based wool company, co founded by Megan Elizabeth with a mission to create a purposeful connection between where things come from and the people who love them and share the message that wool has the ability to heal, warm and delight. To connect with people who adore those special days spent slow dancing with the things that bring them true happiness. There is a world of inspiration and joy that fuels kindness and creativity in all of us, and the hope is that Wool days is a source of inspiration and joy for those who love good wool. Wool Days has created a most comforting and beautiful yarn, Scout, a single source, Australian Merino yarn. Our wants are simple, and they are grand – give us good wool and our imagination to please. A pot of tea and our knitting. Everyone has their own special ingredients for elevating their day, and the honest hope is the Wool days will be an essential part of that experience. You can find out so much more about Wool days and Scout yarn at wooldays.com, and follow along on Instagram @wooldays.  Fiber folk: Our fiber world is far stretching and […]

No. 1 / COLOR – Making a discovery with Carrie Hoge & Ashley Yousling

No. 1 / COLOR – Making a discovery with Carrie Hoge & Ashley Yousling

by @ Making

For the past few months we’ve been busy getting the new Making podcast off the ground. As many of you know, Carrie and I joined forces last October and the Woolful podcast is now known as the Making podcast. Same format and approach to each maker’s creative journey, but now expanded to all types of makers. This first episode of Season No. 1 / COLOR is extra special being that Carrie Hoge and I are the guests. Neither of us have ever been interviewed for a podcast so we thought it would be fun to kick off this new adventure together, sharing our own maker journey’s. We hope you enjoy getting a glimpse into our lives, craft and love of color.  / listen / You can also and listen and subscribe at makingzine.com on iTunes and Stitcher. / notes & resources / Woolful / Ashley’s blog Madder / Carrie’s blog Quince and Co / Mentioned by Carrie Fibershed / Mentioned by Ashley / giveaway / This episode’s giveaway is sponsored by Vogue Knitting and Purl Soho and they’re giving away a copy of the new landmark edition of Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book and two skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill in Tumeric, enough to make […]

Episode 17: Kristine Vejar and Molly de Vries – Indian textiles, natural dyeing, perfection and living a non-disposable life

Episode 17: Kristine Vejar and Molly de Vries – Indian textiles, natural dyeing, perfection and living a non-disposable life

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the 17th episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two wonderful fiber folk from here in the bay area, both women I’ve really loved getting to know and have had a special part in contributing to this community on both a local and global scale…Molly de Vries of Ambatalia and Kristine Vejar of A Verb For Keeping Warm. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Knitterly, a very special yarn shop created by Shelli Westcott, based in Petaluma California and online at shop.knitterly.net. I am always so amazed at the well curated selection of yarns, fibers and classes Shelli works so hard to provide all us fiber enthusiasts. Make sure to visit when in Petaluma and online at shop.knitterly.net Fiber folk 1: Kristine has had a beautiful fiber journey, from India to Oakland and many places in-between. She’s has built a yarn, fiber and fabric shop, A Verb For Keeping Warm, where her days are often spent growing and honing her natural dye business. She’ll be releasing a book soon on natural dyeing, which I can’t wait to dive into. You can find her at averbforkeepingwarm.com and on Instagram @avfkw. Man on the Street: For this […]

Natural Wool Comfort

by Quality Wool Products @ Wool Mattress Toppers | Wool Comforters | Mattress Pads

There are many reasons people all over the world are benefiting from the comfort of natural wool. From Jackets to Boots, Scarves to Mattress Toppers and Pillows - Wool is literally everywhere you go. But not all wool is manufactured the same and our Cheviot Wool utilized isn't even the same type of quality of wool you see in the stores today.

Natural Mattress- All Wool

Natural Mattress- All Wool


Holy Lamb Organics

Holy Lamb Organics presents chemical-free, dust mite repellent wool mattresses for your natural bedroom. USA made, breathable wool bedding with organic cotton.

Brand Overview: Tempurpedic Mattress Reviews

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Weighing the pros and cons from Tempurpedic mattress reviews and seeing how this brand compares to others can be helpful if you are trying to determine if this brand is the best bet for you. Reviews allow real owners to express the opinions and share what they like and do not like about a particular […]

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Austin Mattress Store (512) 452-4444 - Organic / Natural

Austin Mattress Store (512) 452-4444 - Organic / Natural


Austin Natural Mattress

Austin TX's favorite mattress store and THE source for Natural & Organic Mattresses, Beds Accessories, and Green Living Furniture.

Know More About Sleeping Positions

by Julie @MattressTopper @ TheBestMattressTopper.Com

Sleeping is the most fundamental aspect of human growth and it is important to make sure that you get at least four hours of deep sleep every day for the normal functioning of the body. However, there is more to this than just getting a shut eye. You have to have the proper mattress, the […]

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You Want a 2-sided Mattress. Here’s Why:

by Kathryn Michael @ Bedrooms & More

An Innovation for the Mattress Industry The mattress industry has seen many changes over the past twenty years, but none as impactful as the formerly standard 2-sided mattress being replaced by the “invention” of its 1-sided counterpart. We have Simmons to thank for this historic leap backwards. They introduced the concept in 2000. Some call […]

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Choosing the Right Wool Mattress Toppers for Winter

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

There’s a great deal of discussion in scientific circles about sleep, but generally, the experts agree that most adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep. They also tell us that we should make sleeping a priority. Sticking to a specific sleep schedule, practicing relaxing bedtime rituals, and exercising... Keep Reading

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Wool Bedding, MN

by Dale Seiler @ Wool Mattress Toppers | Wool Comforters | Mattress Pads

Cuddle Ewe offers quality wool bedding to help you sleep better, deeper and enjoy your bed in a more relaxing matter. At Cuddle Ewe, we offer special selected and processed wool that is resilient and gentle. The wool moves with the contours of your body so that the weight is supported and diffused over your comfy mattress.

Episode 71: Deborah Robson – Weaving, Editing, Heritage Conservation and the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

Episode 71: Deborah Robson – Weaving, Editing, Heritage Conservation and the Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

by @ Making

Sponsor: Taproot Magazine, is a quarterly print magazine full of delightful stories and photos written by and for people living fuller and digging deeper. Each issue is created around a subtle theme, featuring amazing recipes, crafts, and tales, all with the intention of inspiring people who are interested in deepening their connections to their families, communities, and themselves as they strive to live locally and closer to the ground. The content in each issue consistently blows me away. It is fulfilling and inspiring. This coming weekend, Nov 26th is Small Business Saturday and Taproot will be launching their pop up shop, featuring all kinds of handcrafted goodies from tea to jewelry to ceramics and even a lip balm making kit. Make sure to visit taprootmag.com on Saturday to shop and support this very special curated selection of goods from makers we know and love.  And later this month the next issue of Taproot magazine SHARE will be arriving in your mailbox. And if you’re not already a subscriber, they’re offering $5 off a subscription or renewal with the code WOOLFUL. There is so much goodness in each issue. You can visit Taproot Magazine online at Taprootmag.com and on Instagram @taprootmag. Fiber folk: There’s a very good chance today’s […]

INFOGRAPHIC: 12 Things to Consider Before Buying a New Mattress

by Laura @ JustGoSleep

People spend more time on their beds than on any other piece of furniture in the house. In fact, the time that you spend on the bed amounts to almost a third of your life. Given these statistics, you might want to ensure that you select the right mattress that not only gives you relief but is also comfortable and warm to sleep on. The mattress that you use determines your sleep quality. In turn, the sleep quality makes or breaks your day. With a good night’s sleep, you wake up refreshed, and you can concentrate on the tasks ahead.

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Auld Lang Syne

by Ashley @

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne. What a year. A year that has held so much, both heartache and joy. Woolful started as a blog, and it began as a very personal place. A place for me to share my love of fiber, but also to share our journey, my journey, however it touched our lives and wherever it took us…in the hopes it would encourage, inspire and help inform. In many ways it has done that, especially with the podcast, however with the podcast I intentionally do my best to focus on the guests and less on me. And while it has/is great fun, it hasn’t gone unnoticed by me that this blog’s focus has become very much the podcast and less about personal journey and things we’re learning and going through. So, that’s a long winded way of saying that I want to keep myself accountable to my initial reasons for starting this blog and dedicate more time to sharing where we’re at and what’s going on. So all the folks that come here for the podcast might be surprised by some of these posts because they will be very much […]

Best Mattress for Platform Beds Reviews (+ The Ultimate Buying Guide)

by Julie @MattressTopper @ TheBestMattressTopper.Com

In this 21st century, platform beds popularity has increased in the wake of modern décor styles. If you own a platform bed, you will agree with me that it saves you money as it cuts spending on a box spring. Fortunately, you can use the savings to buy yourself a higher quality mattress. The good […]

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1/52 Weeks of Wool: Cotswold

by Ashley @

This marks my first week of the 52 Week of Wool project, and my first handspun yarn…something I’m pretty dang excited about. You can find some background on this project here. It was a bit of an interesting start. Being that I’m new to spinning, I’m also new to spinning wheels. I was lent an old Ashford Traditional wheel by a neighbor last Summer and when I started to try and spin on it, it wasn’t going how I had been shown or watched in videos. I fumbled around for a couple nights, ending in frustration and bewilderment. So I consulted YouTube once again and realized there were some vital pieces missing…the tension knob, tension springs and tension string. I found some Ashford maintenance kits online, but realized I could probably just as easily find the parts at our local hardware store. And that I did. So that evening I fashioned the springs and string and a temporary knob out of a pencil…haha. I’ll replace that part once I find the right sized dowel and knob. And now it works like a charm, as far as I can tell. 🙂 As I began to spin words of wisdom from my class at […]

2/52 Weeks of Wool: Cormo

by Ashley @

In spite of my growing spinning habit (read – can’t stop won’t stop spinning), I’m a bit behind on my 52 Week of Wool posts here on the blog. I’m currently working from SF this week and so I have my evenings to catch up. This marks my second week’s wool and it’s my most favorite sheep breed of all…Cormo. I’m having a lot of fun spinning. Far more than I anticipated I would. Like, ‘let Coltrane stay up two hours past his bedtime so I can spin more’ fun. Try as I might, I often find myself falling asleep when I put Coltrane to bed, and there’s no getting up once that happens. I blame it on Winter. 😉 This week was quite a different experience than last. My drafting skills are getting far better, which excites me so much. While I love the rustic lumpy bumpy, being able to spin a consistent weight for longer periods of time is so satisfying. The twist however with this batch of wool is that it came to me as a washed fleece, not roving. I was excited to use my antique hand carders I picked up at a shop in Nampa, Idaho when visiting my friend Liz […]

Mattress Basics: Be Aware Before You Buy.

by admin @ Amore Beds

Forget The Fluff The mattress industry is a complex and confusing world to some. However, it doesn’t have to be. Once you understand the basics, you can use that knowledge to help you make the right decision when buying your new mattress. You don’t have to fall victim to the mattress scam that companies have...

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Health Benefits of an Organic Wool Pillowtop

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

Choosing the right mattress is one of the most important keys to getting a good night of sleep. That, in turn, can help you stay healthier and feel more rested during the day. Organic mattresses are designed with your comfort and safety in mind, and are prized as a healthy alternative to... Keep Reading

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The Best Organic Crib Mattresses + Why You Need One!

The Best Organic Crib Mattresses + Why You Need One!


The Gentle Nursery

A list of the best non-toxic + organic crib mattresses for your baby. Choose a healthier mattress for safer sleep!

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Mattress

by Laura @ JustGoSleep

When should you replace your mattress? It might not be clear, but you will need to replace your mattress at one time. It’s good to inspect the status of your mattress to determine when its time to get a new one. Below are the ten signs that indicate it’s time to consider replacing your mattress. Advice on mattress durability Regardless of the kind of mattress you purchase, you may have to replace it at one time. However, some types such as the memory foam mattresses can be used for a longer time due to their design. At times, you might

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Episode 15: Kim Goodling and Sue Blacker – Gotland sheep, building a fiber mill, raising kids on a farm and rare breeds.

Episode 15: Kim Goodling and Sue Blacker – Gotland sheep, building a fiber mill, raising kids on a farm and rare breeds.

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the fifteenth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two fiber folks, both women with a special love for Gotland sheep and both with unique fiber journeys that have taken them to interesting and inspiring places…Sue Blacker of Blacker Yarns and The Natural Fibre Company and Kim Goodling of Vermont Grand View Farm. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Portfiber, a wonderful shop in Portland, Maine, specializing in one of a kind, hand-dyed fiber and yarn. Casey has curated an incredible collection of spinning fiber including yak, Chiri, Alpaca, Polwarth and hand-dyed blends. You can visit Portfiber in person when in Portland Maine or shop online at portfiber.com Fiber folk 1: Kim is a passionate ambassador and breeder of Gotland Sheep, dyer, entrepreneur and hardworking mom. She runs a beautiful farm in Vermont where she hosts farm stays and a great selection of fiber related classes. She recently launched her online shop of Gotland yarns and fibers at gotlandwoolcompany.com You can find her at grandviewfarmvt.net and on Instagram @vtgrandviewfarm. For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a handful of fiber enthusiasts to answer a question, shared by Cady in our Raverly group. “What […]

Xtreme Comforts Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Pillow Review

by Laura Schwecherl @ Sleepopolis

If you want full freedom to adjust your pillows thickness to your liking, read on! The Xtreme Comforts Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam pillow allows you to add or remove filling so anyone—whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach—can have a fully supportive night’s rest. After reading about this pillow, there are a few […]

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Woolspiration: Knitting Pretty c.1955

by Ashley @

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted a Woolspiration post. I’ve been gathering an archive over the past year and am looking forward to sharing these videos, articles and books with you more regularly. Today we have a great film from the past, ‘Knitting Pretty‘. This charming piece is filmed in Kodachrome and features a woman named Patricia Scott. She is a knitting adviser for Lavenda and her job is to visit conferences and shops, helping customers choose wools, needles, patterns and answer questions. The film gives some background on wool processing, choosing ply, the best way to wind the wool, how to calculate gauge, and even how to wash your woolens. While all of this information we find readily available today online, in your LYS or in a book…’Knitting Pretty’ takes you back to a day when this information wasn’t as easy to come by, yet creating your own garments was just as sought after, if not more so. To watch the extract of the film, go here or click photo below.  

How to Choose the Right Natural Wool Pillow Top

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

Choosing the right pillow top mattress can take some time, because there are lots of different options to choose from. It’s best if you can try them out yourself to find out what it feels like to you, since mattress preferences are very personal. Additionally, you should consider these 5... Keep Reading

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Best Memory Foam Topper 2018 – Reviews And Buyer’s Guide

by itzpraise @ Mattress Topper

  Memory Foam Mattress Topper There is truly a wide variety of reasons to invest in a brand-new mattress topper. One of these products will be able to help you add more comfort to your bed, while allowing you to avoid purchasing a new mattress. Mattress toppers are much cheaper than mattresses and therefore will […]

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Best Wool Mattress Toppers [Jan. 2018] - Reviews & Buyer's Guide

Best Wool Mattress Toppers [Jan. 2018] - Reviews & Buyer's Guide


Mattress Topper

Within this in depth guide, you will learn about the enormous benefits of wool mattress toppers and you’ll discover reviews for some of the best options.

[Transcript] – How To Reverse The Damage From Cell Phone Radiation, Hidden Sources Of EMF, The Best Way To Measure Your EMF Exposure & Much More With Dr. Joseph Mercola!

by bgreenfieldva @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

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(Questions Answered) Classic Brands Cool Gel Ventilated Gel Memory Foam 8-Inch Mattress Review

by Lee @ Bed Perfect

Buying a new mattress can be confusing. We want to help you with this on the Classic Brands Cool Gel Ventilated Gel Memory Foam 8-Inch Mattress in this review. We want to answer some of the common questions people might have about the Classic Brands Ventilated Gel Mattress. We do still recommend you check out what others […]

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Where to Look to Find the Finest Quality Organic Mattresses in Pennsylvania

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

Many factors will affect the quality of your sleep, and one of these is the quality of your mattress. To experience a comfortable and refreshing slumber, you may need to start looking for a high-quality organic mattress in Pennsylvania. Look up a reputable retailer that specializes in carrying a wide... Keep Reading

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Episode 30: Kristin Ford – Architectural influence, Northwest palette, Patagonian Merino, and Bleacher projects

Episode 30: Kristin Ford – Architectural influence, Northwest palette, Patagonian Merino, and Bleacher projects

by @ Making

Sponsor: I wanted to thank this week’s sponsor, Knit Purl in Portland, Oregon. A wonderfully motivating yarn shop founded by Darcy Cameron in 2004, with the intention to create a unique curated experience for yarn buyers. They’ve worked closely with local, regional and international makers and designers to provide a one of a kind experience, to fuel creativity for fiber and design enthusiasts. Each month they offer a great calendar of classes and events, and every other Wednesday you can join other fiber folk for Knit Night at 6pm. Make sure to stop by in person when in Portland and shop their large selection of yarns including Woolfolk yarns at knit-purl.com. Fiber folk: Kristin is an architect, mother, maker, farmer, entrepreneur and inspiration. Design has been a thread deeply woven in the fabric of her life…from her career as an architect to her recent entrepreneurial endeavors with Woolfolk Yarn, an incredibly thoughtful and beautifully created and curated yarn brand with focuses heavy in sustainability and softness. Her mile a minute life has been fun to keep up and hearing her passion and witnessing her gumption for life is pretty awesome. You can find Kristin at woolfolkyarn.com and on Instagram @woolfolk_yarn. Man on […]

Health Benefits of Using a Natural Mattress

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

Did you know that “going organic” isn’t just limited to the food you eat? You can incorporate other organic products into your lifestyle as well. One important way to go organic is by choosing a natural mattress. Since you spend as much of a third of your life in bed,... Keep Reading

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Wool-Filled Queen Mattress with Cotton Cover for Taryn

by homeofwool @ Home Of Wool

“After a lot of indecisiveness and weighting the risk of buying a queen size mattress from across the world that we couldn’t try out first, we took the plunge and Continue Reading →

(Questions Answered) LUCID 12 Inch Latex Hybrid Mattress Review

by Lee @ Bed Perfect

If I could make the perfect mattress, it would for sure have latex in it and the feel of a spring mattress. Somehow Lucid has been reading my mind and created a hybrid mattress they call the LUCID 12 Inch Latex Hybrid Mattress. In this post, I want to answer some of the more common […]

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What to Consider when Cleaning Your Mattress Topper

by Julie @MattressTopper @ TheBestMattressTopper.Com

Investing in a mattress topper will surely help you sleep better at night. Mattress toppers are an investment that help you extend the life of your mattress. There are things you can do to make your topper last longer as well. This can be done through proper cleaning and care. Not to mention that regular […]

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How do I customize my firmness level?

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

You can choose whether you want your two (for Organic Tranquility), three (for Organic Serenity), or four (for Organic Serenity Pillowtop) layers of natural latex to be soft, medium, or firm.  Additionally, if you are purchasing a Queen or King size mattress, you can customize each side to have different firmness layers.  After you have […]

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Bedroom Pet Peeves

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

There are a lot of things that could be keeping you up at night. While some can have a bigger impact on the quality of […]

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Episode 15: Kim Goodling and Sue Blacker – Gotland sheep, building a fiber mill, raising kids on a farm and rare breeds.

Episode 15: Kim Goodling and Sue Blacker – Gotland sheep, building a fiber mill, raising kids on a farm and rare breeds.

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the fifteenth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two fiber folks, both women with a special love for Gotland sheep and both with unique fiber journeys that have taken them to interesting and inspiring places…Sue Blacker of Blacker Yarns and The Natural Fibre Company and Kim Goodling of Vermont Grand View Farm. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Portfiber, a wonderful shop in Portland, Maine, specializing in one of a kind, hand-dyed fiber and yarn. Casey has curated an incredible collection of spinning fiber including yak, Chiri, Alpaca, Polwarth and hand-dyed blends. You can visit Portfiber in person when in Portland Maine or shop online at portfiber.com Fiber folk 1: Kim is a passionate ambassador and breeder of Gotland Sheep, dyer, entrepreneur and hardworking mom. She runs a beautiful farm in Vermont where she hosts farm stays and a great selection of fiber related classes. She recently launched her online shop of Gotland yarns and fibers at gotlandwoolcompany.com You can find her at grandviewfarmvt.net and on Instagram @vtgrandviewfarm. For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a handful of fiber enthusiasts to answer a question, shared by Cady in our Raverly group. “What […]

My simple home: why I chose a latex mattress  - Sarah Wilson

My simple home: why I chose a latex mattress - Sarah Wilson


Sarah Wilson

I struggle with sleep. It’s elusive stuff. It’s largely related to my auto-immune disease (although sometimes I wonder what comes first…). I’ve written about my insomnia here, and I’ve shared a bunch of sleep solutions you all sent in here. But at some point I had to look at my bed. I’ve been sleeping on a more

Are You a Super Sleeper or Sleep-Deprived?

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

Have you ever heard someone boast about being able to function normally on very little rest, or hear the phrase “super sleeper”? Before you get […]

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Best Washable Wool Mattress Pad | Seattle

Best Washable Wool Mattress Pad | Seattle


45th Street Bedding

Eliminate night sweats with the Washable Wool Mattress Pad, feat. machine-washable 100% Belgian Wool. It’s hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking & antimicrobial.

Which Natural Mattress is Right For You? | Mama Natural

Which Natural Mattress is Right For You? | Mama Natural


Mama Natural

So it’s time for us to get a new mattress, and, of course, I’m looking for a natural, “eco-friendly” one. After all, a lot of conventional mattresses are made with harmful chemicals and all sorts of bad stuff and we sleep (and sometimes co-sleep with our kids) on these things for 8 hours a night! …

4/52 Weeks of Wool: Romney

by Ashley @

It’s been an eventful week around here, with our Maremma pups having some ‘escapades‘ in our surrounding forest (more on that later), along with our beloved Dexter dairy cow Lulu joining them on one such event and coming down with bloat and scours. We weren’t sure she was going to make it, but thankfully she’s pulling through and I’ll be writing a whole post about this (with photos)…there’s a lot more to share. Although this post mark’s the 4th week of my 52 Weeks of wool project, I’ve been keeping up with the actual spinning each week, just a bit behind on the posts. 🙂 And now I make a novice claim…Romney is the perfect fiber to learn and begin spinning with! Of the 8+ fibers I’ve spun thus far, this has been the easiest to maintain consistency in weight and drafting. Romney is not the softest of fibers, but it’s rusticity lends itself so well to the beginner spinner’s eager will and is forgiving of the minor pauses in cadence that are often unforgiving in other fibers. At least this is my experience and I’ve heard something similar from a couple other spinners since, so if you’re new to spinning […]

Coming next Friday: The Making Podcast

Coming next Friday: The Making Podcast

by Ashley @

For the past few months we’ve been busy getting the new Making podcast off the ground. As many of you know, Carrie and I joined forces last October and the Woolful podcast is now known as the Making podcast, same format and approach to each makers creative journey’s, but now expanded to all types of makers. …Welcome to Making, a podcast for makers. I’m excited to share with you some incredible people I’ve had the opportunity to talk to in this community we love so much. From knitters and quilters to builders and painters, here’s where you get to listen to a little part of their making journey… The first episode of Season No. 1 / COLOR launches next Friday, February 2nd…and it’s extra special being that Carrie and I are the guests. Neither of us have ever been interviewed for a podcast so we thought it would be fun to kick off this new adventure together, sharing our own maker journey’s. Here’s a little preview of the Making podcast, Season No. 1 / COLOR…

Essential Oils Guide (THE ULTIMATE LIST OF BENEFITS, USES, RECIPES, & MORE)

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

What if you could keep your home clean and your family healthy without relying on strange manufactured chemicals?With essential oils, you can!Ahead, in this essential oils guide, get answers to your essential oil questions, such as:Do essential oils work?What are essential oils good for?What do I need to know about how to dilute essential oils?What […]

Episode 48: Kate Gagnon Osborn & Courtney Kelley – Floundering, destiny, The Fibre Company yarns and Kelbourne Woolens

Episode 48: Kate Gagnon Osborn & Courtney Kelley – Floundering, destiny, The Fibre Company yarns and Kelbourne Woolens

by @ Making

Sponsor: Designs by Romi came about serendipitously in 2005 when designer Romi Hill began creating a collection of simple and elegant shawl pins as a solution to her problem of the shawls she’d worked so hard on, not staying put. What started as a bespoke side project, soon turned into passion, leading to knitwear designs many of us have come to love. Romi’s style transcends the common wardrobe, appealing to both novice and seasoned knitters. Her most recent book “New Lace Knitting: Designs for Wide Open Spaces” is a celebration of lace, a brilliant collection incorporating lace patterns with some of our favorite yarns…including The Fibre Company yarns. Make sure to check out New Lace Knitting on Ravelry or your local yarn shop. And this weekend if you find yourself at Stitches West, make sure to stop by and say hi to Romi in person who will be at the Verb for Keeping Warm booth #917,919 and 921, where they will be presenting a new mystery shawl kit which includes 2 skeins of A Verb for Keeping Warm naturally dyed yarn, a limited edition shawl pin by Romi and the first clue for the mystery shawl…all wrapped up in a special […]

Episode 16: Michael Hampton and Tamara White – Vermont fiber farming and milling, Shetland sheep and overcoming fear

Episode 16: Michael Hampton and Tamara White – Vermont fiber farming and milling, Shetland sheep and overcoming fear

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the sixteenth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two very enthusiastic fiber folks from Vermont, both of whom have had quite the journey to where they are today…Michael Hampton of Hampton Fiber Mill and Tamara White of Wing and a Prayer Farm. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Taproot Magazine, a quarterly print magazine full of delightful stories and photos written by and for people living fuller and digging deeper. Each issue is created around a subtle theme, featuring amazing recipes, crafts, and tales, all with the intention of inspiring people who are interested in deepening their connections to their families, communities, and themselves as they strive to live locally and closer to the ground. You can visit Taproot Magazine online at Taprootmag.com and on Instagram @taprootmag. Fiber folk 1: Michael is a passionate knitter, spinner, and fiber mill entrepreneur. He’s been on an exciting journey from engineer to now building and operating a fiber mill in Richmond, Vermont where he mills a very exhaustive list of wools and fibers, including our second guest Tamara’s beautiful yarn. His enthusiasm and excitement for fiber and helping bring something back to this community and industry […]

Extra Long Window Seat Cushion – Custom for Abby from TwistMePretty

by homeofwool @ Home Of Wool

“So I thought it was about time I share a few details on this space!!! First of all, it’s one of our favorite spots in the whole house, I can’t Continue Reading →

Add to the Comfort of Your Bed With the Perfect Mattress Topper

Add to the Comfort of Your Bed With the Perfect Mattress Topper


The Spruce

Whether you prefer memory foam, latex, feathers, polyester or wool, a mattress topper adds to the comfort of your bed. Here's how to choose the right one.

90-Day Comfort Guarantee

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

If the numerous swapping options and overall flexibility don't bring you ultimate comfort and satisfaction, we offer a 90-day comfort guarantee on Bella Sera organic mattresses. While some manufacturers offer a latex-exchange policy, we have a much better option: For the price of other manufacturers' latex exchanges, we will sell you a brand-new layer of […]

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Our In-Depth DreamCloud Bed Review for 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Lopez Mattress

by Matt @ 45th Street Bedding

Great durability and another great value mattress.  The spring system will provide many years of quality sleep for your guests. The two-sided Lopez mattress has a durable Lura Flex Coil support system with a moderately firm feel.  It also has double coil side support for added durability.  The comfort levels and quilt layers are made from soy based […]

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The Best Probiotics: Insider Insight From Klaire Labs

by Organic Newsroom @ Organic Newsroom

Probiotics are powerful supplements that are quickly becoming recognized as being able to offer many health benefits. To ensure you are using the best probiotic possible, it’s important to consider several important factors. These considerations include how many good bacteria (CFU) were present at time of manufacture, was the probiotic kept refrigerated and was it shipped refrigerated? To help offer […]

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Episode 42: Tif Fussell – Aunties, holistic healing, following fiber, and Dottie Angel

Episode 42: Tif Fussell – Aunties, holistic healing, following fiber, and Dottie Angel

by @ Making

Sponsor:  In 2013, Anna Dianich opened Tolt Yarn and Wool. a local yarn shop in the beautiful Pacific Northwest town of Carnation, Washington. A couple weeks back we celebrated Tolt’s second anniversary, with the release of a very special book, Farm to Needle: Stories of Wool. When we pick up our needles and cast-on the first stitch, we become part of something much bigger than the project at hand. Farmers, shearers, spinners and dyers are working hard not only to produce the yarn we love, but to preserve a way of life that is at real risk of being lost. Farm to Needle invites you to join a journey; to peek behind the scenes of some of our favorite producers and gain a deeper understanding of the people, places, and animals at work. Discover Aspen Hollow Farm, Green Mountain Spinnery, Imperial Stock Ranch, Thirteen Mile Farm, YOTH, Saco River Dye House, and Twirl through patterns by Dianna Walla, Tif Fussell, Veronika Jobe, Karen Templer, Andrea Rangel, Annie Rowden and myself. This book was beautifully captured by a hardworking team, lead by Anna and Kathy Cadigan. You can find Farm to Needle at toltyarnandwool.com Fiber folk: Today marks the 1yr birthday of the […]

What is the Best Toothpaste That is Safe and Non Toxic?

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

Everyone loves a healthy smile. That's why most of us are big fans of minty fresh toothpaste that foams in our mouths and leaves us with pleasant breath. If it feels and tastes so good, it must be good for our teeth, right?It might come as a surprise to you, but many of the ingredients […]

Episode 29: Jackie Ottino-Graf – Spinning in backwoods Maine, all things Swans Island yarn, Commercial Natural Dyeing, Sustainable production

Episode 29: Jackie Ottino-Graf – Spinning in backwoods Maine, all things Swans Island yarn, Commercial Natural Dyeing, Sustainable production

by @ Making

Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of this week’s sponsors, NorthCoast Knittery in Eureka California. This charming shop opened it’s doors in 2008, with the hope to create a unique gathering place for fiber folk and help expand the local fiber community. It’s a wonderful spot to meet friends and work on projects as you enjoy a cup of tea. They offer a variety of classes and workshops, helping enhance your skill levels and each Thursday at 6pm they host a Sip & Knit social evening. Make sure to visit NorthCoast Knittery in person when in Eureka and online at northcoastknittery.com for a full selection of Swans Island  yarns, classes and so much more wooly goodness.And between now and September, NorthCoast Knittery is doing a drive for Hats for the Homeless, where they give away yarn and hat patterns to locals that would like to participate in knitting hats which will then be donated to a local homeless organization and the Eureka rescue mission. To be involved visit northcoastknittery.com and email via the contact page. Fiber folk: From midwife to wool maven, Jackie Ottino-Graf is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to natural dyeing, fiber and all things Swans Island Company. […]

Dust Mite Questions

by Mercia Tapping @ AllergyConsumerReview

What are dust mites? Dust mites, also called bed mites, are microscopic creatures that can live in mattresses and upholstery and the unprepared home or apartment can be the host to millions. If you’re allergenic exposure to them can cause red and itchy eyes, difficulty breathing, sneezing and congestion. What kills dust mites? In general, […]

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Waterbed Terminology Explained: Simple Word Guidance for You

by Douglas Belleville @ STLBeds

Many people decide to ditch their mattress and box spring to return to a waterbed for its natural comfort and contouring to your body. This may seem like an easy task; however, the market has evolved to include many new items. Learning the waterbed terminology will help you to make decisions on a new waterbed.…

NFL Coach Matt Patricia Keeps a Mattress In His Office. Is It His Secret to Football Success?

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

NFL coaches pull some seriously long work days, and Matt Patricia of the Patriots (and soon to be of the Lions) blurs the line between bedroom and office.

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Episode 14: Andrea Mowry and Shelli Westcott – Taking leaps, fiber awareness, local yarns and the love of knitting

Episode 14: Andrea Mowry and Shelli Westcott – Taking leaps, fiber awareness, local yarns and the love of knitting

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the 14th episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two beautiful women who both bring something unique, both in personality, design and passion to this fiber community of ours, Shelli Westcott of Knitterly and Andrea Mowry of Dreareneeknits Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Knitterly, a very special yarn shop created by Shelli Westcott, based in Petaluma California and online at shop.knitterly.net. I am always so amazed at the well curated selection of yarns, fibers and classes Shelli works so hard to provide all us fiber enthusiasts. Make sure to visit when in Petaluma and online at shop.knitterly.net Fiber folk 1: I first met Andrea via Instagram and was amazed by her beautiful designs, sweet smile and genuine approach to making and sharing her knowledge. After getting to know her a bit more I realized what an inspiration she is to the fiber community and I know so many of you will resonate with her story. You can find Andrea on Ravelry at Dreareneeknits and on Instagram @dreareneeknits. Man on the Street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I’d actually love your input on what to ask the Man on the Street team […]

Our Leesa Bed Review For 2018 – Should You Buy It?

by Jill Thompson @ The Sleep Advisor

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SafeRest Mattress Protector Review and Spill Test

by Lee @ Bed Perfect

When you talk about mattress protectors, SafeRest is often brought up. It seems the whole internet is in love with them from all the reviews. I wanted to see what the big deal is or better yet see if it can stop liquids. I also wanted to address some of the big factors of why […]

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Woolspiration: Sheep to Shop 1924

by Ashley @

Another charming Woolspiration video for you this week, this time of the various stages of yarn manufacturing intended for hosiery and knitted goods. You’ll find machines very similar to this still in use in today’s smaller mills all across America. You can watch it here. Enjoy!

Best Mattress Topper Reviews 2018 - Buyers Guide, Reviews and Comparisons

Best Mattress Topper Reviews 2018 - Buyers Guide, Reviews and Comparisons


Sleepedia - Making Sleep better

⇢ Today we review the top mattress toppers and pads available in 2018. We cover all the top brands and many hidden gems to give you even more for your money

Why Good Sleep Matters So Much

by Lindsay S @ Choose Mattress

We humans spend about one-third of our lives asleep. This one-third greatly impacts the quality of the other two-thirds of our lives. Many things contribute to a good night’s rest, and your mattress lies at the foundation. According to WebMD, when it comes to sleep quality, “to get it right, you’ve got to start with the basics and your mattress is the first building block to a restful slumber.” After all, if you’re tossing and turning all night, struggling to get your body into a pain-free position, your sleep quality will be poor, and your wellness will suffer. The Importance

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How is Wool Processed? From Sheep to Sheets: Stage 5

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

At Shepherd’s Dream we work closely with Woolgatherer Carding Mill, located just down the road from us in Montague, California. Woolgatherer supplies all the wool we use to make our natural and organic wool bedding. Over the past several weeks we’ve been exploring how our wool is processed – from the pastures to the ready-to-use […]

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Best Latex Mattress Toppers 2018 – Reviews And Buyer’s Guide

by itzpraise @ Mattress Topper

Exploring The latex foam mattress topper Do you suffer from serious back pain? Does the pain seem to originate after waking up in the morning? Believe it or not, your mattress could very well be the source of the problem. At the same time, you should realize that a mattress can make a world of […]

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The Different Types of Mattresses: Shop Only the Best One that Suits You

by Douglas Belleville @ STLBeds

Mattresses come in all sizes, shapes, and styles, which can make shopping for one quite a task. It is easier to choose one when you learn the differences between each type. Guide to Better Understand the Different Types of Mattresses Firmness vs. Softness All of the extra layers that are sewn onto the top of…

How is Wool Processed? From Sheep to Sheets: Stage 3

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

Lately on our blog, we’ve been exploring the process of wool – from the pastures to the finished product – to help you gain a better understanding of the wool we use to make our organic bedding products. Previously we discussed the first stage of wool processing, Selecting Wool Growers, and the second stage, Shearing. […]

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What Is So Great About Purchasing Bedding In A Bag?

by Douglas Belleville @ STLBeds

The concept of a bed in a bag or a bed in a box is an intriguing one. There is a huge variety of what you get in the bag when you purchase this type of bedroom attire. Some sets have the minimum amount of items in them, whereas others include many extras. Generally, the…

Choosing an Organic Kids Mattress

by Jane Sheppard @ Healthy Child

  One of the most important decisions a parent can make is choosing an organic kids mattress. Sleep is critical to your child’s health and well-being, and since kids spend more than one third of their lives in direct exposure to their mattress materials it’s crucial to their health that those mattress materials be safe, …Read More

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Episode 26: Hannah Fettig – Maine fiber, simplistic design, balance and presentation

Episode 26: Hannah Fettig – Maine fiber, simplistic design, balance and presentation

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the twenty-sixth episode of the Woolful podcast. This week we get to meet a woman who many of you have heard of because of her incredible pursuits in the fiber community, Hannah Fettig of Knitbot. Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, Stash, a local yarn shop based in Corvallis Oregon. The owner, Sonia was a very early supporter and encourager of the podcast and it’s been so great to get to know her a bit and watch all the positive energy she puts into her shop and fiber community. When in the Corvallis area, make sure to visit and you can find more info at stashlocal.com. And you don’t want to miss a pretty special event coming up, Black Sheep Gathering, a fiber festival in Eugene Oregon June 19-21. Stash will be there with a selection of special yarns and fibers from some of their favorite PNW indie dyers. So make sure to mark this on your calendar and find Sonia and her gang of Stash Enhancers. Fiber folk: I first got to know Hannah last year when we sponsored each other’s podcasts, her’s being the infamous knit.fm with Pam Allen. I quickly […]

Nectar Sleep: ‘The Best Mattress Offers the Best Sleep’

by Organic Newsroom @ Organic Newsroom

Getting good sleep isn’t easy; stress keeps your mind racing, chronic pain makes you body ache, and there’s always too much to do with too little time to do it! Many of us aren’t getting the restorative sleep we need each night. Natural sleep aids like melatonin, magnesium glycinate, and GABA all help but oftentimes fall short […]

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Episode 29: Jackie Ottino-Graf – Spinning in backwoods Maine, all things Swans Island yarn, Commercial Natural Dyeing, Sustainable production

Episode 29: Jackie Ottino-Graf – Spinning in backwoods Maine, all things Swans Island yarn, Commercial Natural Dyeing, Sustainable production

by Ashley @

Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of this week’s sponsors, NorthCoast Knittery in Eureka California. This charming shop opened it’s doors in 2008, with the hope to create a unique gathering place for fiber folk and help expand the local fiber community. It’s a wonderful spot to meet friends and work on projects as you enjoy a cup of tea. They offer a variety of classes and workshops, helping enhance your skill levels and each Thursday at 6pm they host a Sip & Knit social evening. Make sure to visit NorthCoast Knittery in person when in Eureka and online at northcoastknittery.com for a full selection of Swans Island  yarns, classes and so much more wooly goodness.And between now and September, NorthCoast Knittery is doing a drive for Hats for the Homeless, where they give away yarn and hat patterns to locals that would like to participate in knitting hats which will then be donated to a local homeless organization and the Eureka rescue mission. To be involved visit northcoastknittery.com and email via the contact page. Fiber folk: From midwife to wool maven, Jackie Ottino-Graf is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to natural dyeing, fiber and all things Swans Island Company. […]

Organic Mattresses Inc (OMI)

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Committed to purity, Organic Mattresses Inc. known as OMI offers certified organic and pure products. The Natural Sleep Store carries the Rossa pocket coil organic mattresses unsurpassed in price and quality. Sale OMI Rossa Pocket Coil Organic Mattress Free Shipping! The Rossa certified organic pocket-coil mattress offers customizable comfort in the popular combination of latex […]

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Episode 84: Sarah Sunshine – A wool love story, natural parenting, wool bedding, and Shepherd’s Dream

Episode 84: Sarah Sunshine – A wool love story, natural parenting, wool bedding, and Shepherd’s Dream

by @ Making

  Sponsor: The Yarn Collective is a new fibre and design company focused on working with the best independent designers to bring you luxurious hand-dyed yarns in a range of inspiring colorways. The Yarn Collective has kicked off the launch with a trio of designers representing the best of modern knitwear design; Melanie Berg, Carol Feller and Bristol Ivy. Carol Feller’s line Bloomsbury DK, a 100% merino, comes in a range of 10 shades, selected by herself based on colors that work well together and enhance each other. “Each story also has neutral shades included which create links between all the colors.” She’s launched the line with 3 patterns; The Dango hat, Lignite Sweater and Russler Shawl, which were all designed to show how the colors were created to mesh together. Visit theyarncollective.com and follow along on Instagram @theyarncollective and make sure to visit loveknitting.com, where you can purchase all The Yarn Collective yarns.  Fiber folk: There are so many uses for wool outside of clothing and handcrafts, whether it be rugs, blankets, insulation…or my personal favorite, wool bedding. Sarah Sunshine and her mother Eliana Jantz pioneered bringing natural bedding back into our homes and what began in 1984 as a dream, grew into what today is now known as Shepherd’s Dream. I’ve loved hearing the story behind […]

Episode 23: Dianna Walla – Confidence, Cultural influence, Fiber awareness, and Norway

Episode 23: Dianna Walla – Confidence, Cultural influence, Fiber awareness, and Norway

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the twenty-third episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet a special woman who’s multi-faceted interests and background have propelled her in some exciting directions, Dianna Walla of Paper Tiger.   Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Tolt Yarn and Wool. In 2013, Anna Dianich opened Tolt Yarn and Wool. a local yarn shop in Carnation Washington. Most recently she launched an online shop, full of yarns each with their own story and each handpicked by Anna. You couldn’t ask for more soul when it comes to a yarn shop. Visit toltyarnandwool.com Fiber folk: I wish I had gotten to know Dianna before we moved from Seattle a couple years ago, because her passion and enthusiasm for cultural fiber knowledge, in particular the Norwegian fiber world is enthralling and at the very least, quite dreamy. Dianna has designed some of the most beautiful color work patterns and her dedication to the craft is inspiring. You can find Dianna at paper-tiger.net and on Instagram @cakeandvikings. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked the question, “What are some of your greatest resources as a fiber artist?” We had some great answers from […]

Imperial Wool Mattress Pad

Imperial Wool Mattress Pad


The Company Store

Wool mattress pad, naturally wicks away moisture and repels allergens. Our luxurious wool mattress pad is topped with 1.25" of plush wool.

First Grown Up Mattress – Beginners Guide

by Lee @ Bed Perfect

If you’re anything like me, you spent all of your childhood and teenage years on a hand me down mattress. When one sibling or cousin got a new mattress, you got a new mattress too but it just so happens to be there old mattress. Now since you’re an adult making adult money you’re considering […]

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Comforter vs Duvet Comparison: Differences, Benefits and Functionality

by Douglas Belleville @ STLBeds

Knowing the comforter vs duvet comparison can help you to choose the bedding that best suits all of your needs. First, learn about the differences and benefits of each and then proceed to make a choice that is not only beautiful but also functional in your bedroom. Find Out The Comforter vs Duvet Comparison: All…

PlushBeds Coupon Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

You can save $50 on your PlushBeds purchase by using the discount code “SLEEPOP5” at checkout. Just follow these simple steps: Head over to PlushBeds.com Select the mattress you would like to purchase Confirm your order is correct Enter the promo code in the Coupon Code box found on the checkout page and click Apply […]

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Best Beach Blanket | Top 10 Compared | 2018 Update

by Bob Ozment @ The Sleep Studies

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Organic Cloth Diapers 101: The Beginner’s Guide to Cloth Diapering

by The Gentle Nursery @ The Gentle Nursery

Welcome to Organic Cloth Diapers 101! Cloth diapering, especially with high-quality organic cloth diapers, is a great way to reduce your baby’s exposure to harmful chemicals and reduce your carbon footprint and help protect the environment. Even knowing how beneficial it can be, cloth diapering for beginners can still be pretty intimidating. After all, there […]

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Pillow Personalities

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

In the history of the discipline of psychology, dreams have enjoyed a prominent role. In the years since Freud published his influential “The Interpretation of Dreams” at the turn of the 20th century, researchers have sought to understand what our minds’ nocturnal ramblings mean. Whether our dreams are bizarre or banal, we’re eager to believe […]

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Our Aviya Bed Review: Is This America’s Favorite for 2018?

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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Wool Bedding Compression 101

by The Shepherd's Dream @ Shepherd's Dream

One of the most important considerations in caring for your all-natural wool bedding is compression. Being mindful of compression ensures that your wool-filled bedding withstands many years of use. At Shepherd’s Dream, all of our bedding is made with wool batting which experiences compression within the first 6 months of regular use. The explanation for […]

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Lull mattress review

by Bob Ozment @ The Sleep Studies

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Episode 78: Emily Chamelin-Hickman – Shearing life, Wool business, Controversy and Targeted grazing

Episode 78: Emily Chamelin-Hickman – Shearing life, Wool business, Controversy and Targeted grazing

by Ashley @

Sponsor: Sunday Knits has quickly become one of my new favorite yarns to knit with. Started in 2008 by Carol Sunday, Sunday Knits is a collection of 4 merino and merino blend yarns and beautiful patterns designed by Carol. From the 100% extra-fine Australian merino to the French Angora, all their fibers are humanely sourced and then milled in Italy to Carol’s meticulous and caring specifications. Aside from this yarns obvious qualities, they’re a dream to knit with…so soft yet sturdy and the breadth of colors are beautiful and perfect for color work…I have yet to move beyond swatching, as there are so many great uses for this wholesome yarn. And if you enjoy knitting shawls, make sure to take a look at Carol’s latest patterns, Windfeather and Water Hyacinth, featuring lacework and texture…a little warmth and a lot of style makes these beautiful shawls a wardrobe staple, and an enjoyable knit in any of Sunday Knits’ yarns. You can also find kits for these designs on their website. Visit Sunday Knits at sundayknits.com or if you can make a trip to Roscoe, Illinois near the Wisconsin state line, make an appointment to visit Sunday Knits gorgeous studio. You can follow […]

Organic Mattress Pads and Wool Moisture Pads

Organic Mattress Pads and Wool Moisture Pads


The Natural Sleep Store

Cotton fitted organic mattress pads by Coyuchi, Suite Sleep, Sleeptek and Green Sleep. Organic wool moisture pads and puddle pads by Pure Rest, Sleeptek, and Savvy Rest

5 Reasons to Avoid Sleep Loss

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

We all neglect sleep sometimes, whether for our jobs or for movie marathons, but many of us don’t fully understand the seriousness of sleep deprivation. Lack of sleep obviously decreases vitality and makes you more irritable, but sleep loss can affect much more than that. Sleep loss can severely harm your memory, health, reasoning skills, and even ability to lose weight. Here are 5 reasons to get a good night’s sleep every night. 1. Sleepiness leads to serious accidents. Chernobyl – what some consider to be the world’s worst nuclear disaster – was caused by lack of sleep. Three Mile...

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Mattress Buying Guide & Secret Tips

by Lindsay S @ Choose Mattress

Anyone interested in buying a new mattress will know how difficult it can be to make the right choice. Considering many of the mattresses for sale whether in a showroom or online can easily be an expensive purchase, it’s important that your selection is wise and really should be viewed as an investment rather than a product. In this section below we discuss many of the things to consider when it comes to choosing a mattress, ranging from size, hypoallergenic properties, and much more. Not just to address value for money, but to ensure you’re sleeping on something you’ll cherish for

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Episode 58: Rachel Bingham Kessler: Plants, Ireland, Natural Dyeing and Motherhood

Episode 58: Rachel Bingham Kessler: Plants, Ireland, Natural Dyeing and Motherhood

by @ Making

Sponsor: Sunday Knits has quickly become one of my new favorite yarns to knit with. Started in 2008 by Carol Sunday, Sunday Knits is a collection of 4 merino and merino blend yarns and beautiful patterns designed by Carol. 100% extra-fine Australian merino to the French Angora, all their fibers are humanely sourced and then milled in Italy to Carol’s meticulous and caring specifications. Aside from this yarns obvious qualities, they’re a dream to knit with…so soft yet sturdy and the breadth of colors are beautiful and perfect for color work…I have yet to move beyond swatching, as there are so many great uses for this wholesome yarn. And if you enjoy knitting vests, make sure to take a look at Carol’s latest pattern, the Nancy Vest, a little warmth and a lot of style makes this classic best a wardrobe staple, and an enjoyable knit, in any of Sunday Knits’ 3-ply yarns. Visit Sunday Knits at sundayknits.com or if you can make a trip to Roscoe, Illinois near the Wisconsin state line, make an appointment to visit the gorgeous Sunday Knits studio. You can follow on Instagram @carolsundayknits Fiber folk: Just a few miles from Portland Maine and a short ferry […]

Tempur-Pedic Alternatives In 2018

by Lindsay S @ Choose Mattress

While you may or may not love your bed, ask yourself – how comfortable are you while sleeping on it? Replacing your decade old mattress can help you sleep comfortably, but choosing the best mattress isn’t always as simple as one may think. For example, brands and types are abundant, and budgets range from cheap to very expensive, so scrimping could be detrimental to health, whilst overpaying could be pointless. If you’ve chosen the wrong mattress for yourself in terms of comfort, you’d most likely end up having a tough time sleeping and eventually suffer from sleep deprivation. Comfort aside,

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5 Healthy & Eco-Friendly Ways To Reduce Plastic In Your Everyday Life

5 Healthy & Eco-Friendly Ways To Reduce Plastic In Your Everyday Life

by Courtney Jay Biebl @ The Good Trade

Plastic does not biodegrade and plastic gives off toxic chemicals that when ingested or worn, can have long lasting consequences. We're beginning the quest to open our minds to alternatives, in both what we use and what we throw away. If we ask more questions and look deeper, we can change our approach to plastic use and chase the negative impact we may have on our environment and ourselves.

Choosing A Wool Mattress Topper Made Easy

Choosing A Wool Mattress Topper Made Easy


Choose Mattress

If you have ever wondered whether or not to purchase a wool mattress topper, be sure to read our advantages, disadvantages and reviews to help you decide.

The Ultimate Mattress Shopping Glossary

by Thom @ 45th Street Bedding

Mattress shopping is confusing. To lessen the confusion, we’re providing you with a glossary of terms thrown around the mattress industry. This is a live document, so if we’ve left any terms out you would like defined, please let us know in the comments and we will add them! GLOSSARY Antimicrobial: Destroying or inhibiting the growth […]

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Choosing the Right Mattress for Sound Sleep

by Julie @MattressTopper @ TheBestMattressTopper.Com

Every 24 hours of your life, almost a third of it is spent lying in bed, whether it is to have a blissful sleep or not. One of the most critical sleep accessories for everyone is the mattress that they lie on. The quality of sleep that you get largely depends on your choice of […]

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Labor Day Mattress Sale Preview: 2017’s Best Buys

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Curious to see what 2017 Labor Day mattress sale events have in store? We scoured the latest ads, investigated on the internet and looked at past holiday sales to bring a preview of what you can expect for the upcoming sales. Here are our top picks this summer: Labor Day sales are a big deal in […]

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52 Weeks of Wool: The beginning

by Ashley @

A few podcast episodes back I shared about a new project I’m embarking on over the course of the next 52 weeks…well 51 now. I thought it might be good to share a bit about my hopes and goals for this project. For the past year I’ve mentioned off and on about my hope to learn to spin on a wheel, while at the same time agonizing a bit over the thought that it will take precious time away from knitting. However, the desire to spin has nagged at me ever since I took an Intro to Spinning class at A Verb for Keeping Warm exactly a year ago, and so I decided to go for it. I am a total newb to spinning. I’ve only spun with a drop spindle twice. I’ve had a wheel in my house for the past 6 months and only practiced treadling on it. When I decided to do this project, I purposefully opted to wait and not practice, so that my first week and first spin would truly be my first. Years ago I learned a nifty thing from Kate Bingamam-Burt called ‘Automated Directives’. You can find more info here, but the gist is […]

Episode 43: Thayne Mackey – Montana, wool insulation, bulletproof wool, and Brookside Woolen Mill

Episode 43: Thayne Mackey – Montana, wool insulation, bulletproof wool, and Brookside Woolen Mill

by @ Making

Sponsor:  Brooklyn General Store was created in 2002 and is owned and operated by Catherine Clark. Tucked away on a sweet block West of the Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill neighborhoods, Brooklyn General Store is the enchanting fiber and textile emporium we all dream of. Dreams full of wooly goodness, yards and yards of fabric, felt, dyes, patterns, tools, and handmade gifts. A little old and a little new…a classic general store for the maker who loves to make their own everything. With a charming studio, the shop hosts a variety of wonderful classes taught by special folks including Cal Patch, Nguyen Le, Heather Love and many more. With it’s floor to ceiling shelves, old rolling ladders, and old wood floors, it feels as though you’ve stepped into a wooly wonderland…I so wish I lived closer and could adopt this shop as my own lys, but thankfully they have an online shop filled to the brim with all of their fiber and sewing goods and gifts. So if you’re in the Brooklyn area or just passing through, visit Brooklyn General Store in person and find them online at brooklyngeneral.com Fiber folk: We’re all very familiar with the wool in the fiber arts, […]

10 Best Mattress Reviews of 2018 and 10 Worst-Rated Beds to Avoid

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Curious about who has the best beds this year and which brands are duds? See which models have the best mattress reviews in 2018 in our updated guide, and learn what to avoid. Every year brings new beds, technologies and trends claiming to be the best. Though it can be a lot to keep up […]

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The Advantages of Organic Innerspring Cross-Section Mattresses

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

There is an organic revolution happening across the United States. One such area you may not have considered is investing in an organic mattress! To pique your curiosity, here are some key advantages of organic mattresses over the alternative. Avoid Toxicity from Your Mattresses There is a growing sensitivity from... Keep Reading

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Episode 13: Jocelyn Tunney and Sasha Duerr – Organic fiber, realizing dreams, regeneration and permaculture

Episode 13: Jocelyn Tunney and Sasha Duerr – Organic fiber, realizing dreams, regeneration and permaculture

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the thirteenth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two amazing women who’ve focused their lives and businesses on sustainability and helping bring awareness to what you live and make with, Sasha Duerr of Permacouture and Jocelyn Tunney of O-Wool.     Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Fancy Tiger Crafts, a beautiful yarn shop based out of Denver, Colorado, who recently launched their online shop, fancytigercrafts.com. They have an amazing selection of fabrics and yarns, including their own Heirloom Romney Yarn, which is grown, milled and dyed here in the US. Make sure to visit Fancy Tiger Crafts in person when in Denver and online at fancytigercrafts.com. Fiber folk 1: Jocelyn is a very special entrepreneur who’s had a unique fiber journey that led her to own and build O-Wool, a wonderful yarn company that focuses on sustainable and organic fibers, including a certified organically grown and processed, machine washable yarn. You can find Jocelyn at O-Wool.com and on Instagram @owool. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I changed it up a bit and asked a handful of fiber enthusiasts to ask me a question and I’d answer […]

Whidbey Mattress

by Matt @ 45th Street Bedding

A proven and dependable natural latex mattress that has been tested time and again.  This is a very long lasting mattress that has proven itself in Fire Departments where edge support is put to the test under heavy use. The two-sided Whidbey is very durable, with its long lasting 85 density core and 1″ soy based poly foam […]

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Wool Mattress for Bassinet/Cradle

Wool Mattress for Bassinet/Cradle


Wildridge Healthy Living

WildRidge Healthy Living is your online provider of wool mattresses for bassinet cradle sets. For the best bedding set gear, turn to our storefront for affordable prices. '

Episode 22: Shannon Cook – Musical influence, British Columbia, Pursuing dreams and Building community

Episode 22: Shannon Cook – Musical influence, British Columbia, Pursuing dreams and Building community

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the twenty-second episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet a wonderfully enthusiastic woman who’s energy is as contagious as her passion, Shannon Cook of Very Shannon.     Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Fancy Tiger Crafts, a beautiful yarn shop based out of Denver, Colorado, who recently launched their online shop, fancytigercrafts.com. They have an amazing selection of fabrics and yarns, including their own Heirloom Romney Yarn, which is grown, milled and dyed here in the US. Make sure to visit Fancy Tiger Crafts in person when in Denver and online at fancytigercrafts.com. Fiber folk: Shannon is a knitter, sewer, designer and mother. Her desire to encourage others is evident through her blog and the various other places you’ll find her, but her ambition and hunger to make and inspire is what initially attracted me to her work. You can hear the smile in her voice and the happiness she finds in creating. You can find Shannon at veryshannon.com and on Instagram @soveryshannon. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked the question, “How has music influenced your fiber arts?” We had some great answers from Brienne @brienne_moody, Jennifer […]

Rise and Grind

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Waking up for work in the morning is a struggle many Americans know all too well. From pressing snooze and desperately needing that cup of joe to rising early and beating rush-hour traffic, morning routines vary. While some individuals take the leisurely route, leaving themselves time to catch up on the news or relax in […]

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Top All-Natural Wool Bedding Layers, Part 1

Top All-Natural Wool Bedding Layers, Part 1


Shepherd's Dream

Wool bedding greatly benefits from a layered approach, which, in turn, provides many options for optimizing the bedding experience to the individual...

Find the Best Mattress for Hip Pain

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Learn about reducing pressure points and how to find the best mattress for hip pain. Are you looking for a good mattress for hip pain? It can be hard to find the information you need to find the right mattress for your body. Here are some pointers to get you on the proper mattress and […]

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The 8 Highest Rated Bamboo Pillows in 2018 – Our Review Guide

by Mark Reddick @ The Sleep Advisor

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Episode 63: Marta Bahillo – A grandmothers legacy, Spanish linen and artisans, entrepreneurism alongside motherhood and babaà

Episode 63: Marta Bahillo – A grandmothers legacy, Spanish linen and artisans, entrepreneurism alongside motherhood and babaà

by @ Making

  Sponsor: Wool Days is an Australian based wool company, co founded by Megan Elizabeth with a mission to create a purposeful connection between where things come from and the people who love them and share the message that wool has the ability to heal, warm and delight. To connect with people who adore those special days spent slow dancing with the things that bring them true happiness. There is a world of inspiration and joy that fuels kindness and creativity in all of us, and the hope is that Wool days is a source of inspiration and joy for those who love good wool. Wool Days has created a most comforting and beautiful yarn, Scout, a single source, Australian Merino yarn. Our wants are simple, and they are grand – give us good wool and our imagination to please. A pot of tea and our knitting. Everyone has their own special ingredients for elevating their day, and the honest hope is the Wool days will be an essential part of that experience. You can find out so much more about Wool days and Scout yarn at wooldays.com, and follow along on Instagram @wooldays.  Fiber folk: Our fiber world is far stretching and […]

Leesa vs Lull Mattress- What You Need To Know

by Frank Apodaca @ The Sleep Judge

Summer Knitalong: Home and Away – Share your knits

by Ashley @

The Summer knitalong had an incredible energy…so many folks joined in knitting a pattern from Hannah Fettig’s most recent book Home and Away…and they were ALL lovely. It seemed that out of all the patterns, the Lesley pullover was the most knit, with the most unique being that from Whitney @whit_knits who handspun the yarn for her Lesley. I think a close second was the Boothbay cardigan, with another unique take from @garmenthouse, who added a purl stitch here and there to create a beautiful stitch pattern. It was wonderful to see everyone’s such positive response to this beautiful collection of patterns and come away with a new hand knit for Fall. I just finished my own Georgetown this past week and it may just be my new favorite sweater, it’s so versatile and the Quince and Co Owl I knit it with was just the blended tweedy-type goodness I longed for in my wardrobe. And for those of you still finishing your projects or wanting to knit something from Home and Away…Quince and Co has a “Knitbot Knitalong” starting tomorrow…so keep your eye on their Instagram @quinceandco and blog for more info! Tomorrow we start Fall Woolful Knitalong…so make […]

Episode 9: Karen Templer & Felicia Semple – Handmade wardrobes, Intentional making, Stashes and Talent

Episode 9: Karen Templer & Felicia Semple – Handmade wardrobes, Intentional making, Stashes and Talent

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the 9th episode of the Woolful podcast, I really am this excited every week, trust me ;). Today we get to meet two women whom I’ve come to greatly admire, each from opposite sides of the world. Both Karen Templer of Fringe Association and Felicia Semple of The Craft Sessions, focus on intentional making and creating a handmade wardrobe, and that doing so doesn’t take talent, but a willingness to learn. Sponsor: This week’s episode is sponsored by StashBot. Buy yarn smarter with Hannah Fettig’s new iOS app StashBot. If you find a yarn you can’t live without, StashBot will help you determine how much you should buy. It will pay for itself again and again as it saves you from purchasing more skeins of yarn than you need. Just as importantly it will keep your stash useful as you will be sure to have enough yarn to knit the projects you would like.  StashBot will soon be available for Android and is also available in print.  For more information head to www.knitbot.com/stashbot. Fiber folk 1: Karen joins us to share her journey from designer to proprietress and her passion for a handmade wardrobe made of things created with intention. You can find […]

Why we carry Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattresses.

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

When Does “No Flame Retardants” NOT Actually Mean “No Flame Retardants”? Many commonly used flame retardant chemicals are being connected to health and developmental issues. Want a mattress without flame retardant chemicals? Get one that’s certified organic from your mattress store. Otherwise, flame retardants will probably be in that mattress, even if greenwashing marketing suggests otherwise, and you’re going to need to guess what they are. It’s not easy to find out what flame retardants are in your mattress. Let me explain with a little compare and contrast. We say “Naturepedic mattresses meet all government flammability standards...

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Wool Fleece Mattress Pad | Garnet Hill

Wool Fleece Mattress Pad | Garnet Hill


Garnet Hill

Upgrade your sleep experience with the many wonders of shearling wool. A luxuriously soft, cushioning layer under your fitted sheet, wool provides natural breathability and wicks away moisture, keeping you warmer during the cooler months and cooler in the summer.Machine washable1 1/4 thick wool fleece with nonslip backingElasticized skirt will fit mattresses up to 18 deepPure Australian woolAustraliaTwin: 39 x 75 Double: 54 x 75 Queen: 60 x 80 King: 76 x 80This item cannot be shipped to a PO Box or an APO address. It must ship to a street address within the continental United States.

Get Some Sleep: Naturally

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Everyone needs to get a good night of sleep. This is no surprise to anyone I’m willing to bet considering a lack of a good, healthy night of rest is easily to recognize, and when the opposite occurs, easy to bemoan. Getting up after a restless battle of tossing and turning can have the same effect as operating in a nearly intoxicated-like state. Sleep deprivation is often caused by stress from your job, a long day of work, or just your mind struggling to keep the tasks of tomorrow straight in your head. Sleep aids are nothing new and we’ve...

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The 6 Best Mattress Picks For Under $1000 – 2018 Edition

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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The 5 Highest Rated Firm (Hard) Mattresses in 2018

by Sarah Cummings @ The Sleep Advisor

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How To Reverse The Damage From Cell Phone Radiation, Hidden Sources Of EMF, The Best Way To Measure Your EMF Exposure & Much More With Dr. Joseph Mercola!

by Ben Greenfield @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

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Episode 75: Sylvia McFadden – Vancouver, Mentorship, Analytics and Shawls

Episode 75: Sylvia McFadden – Vancouver, Mentorship, Analytics and Shawls

by Ashley @

Sponsor: Scratch is an innovative new yarn and craft supply shop located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. They’re committed to providing a beautifully curated selection of yarns and supplies for knitters, as well as roving, tools, and kits for needle felters. Their shop also features embroidery, sewing, and select fine art supplies. Scratch operates with the guiding notion that makers are curious and creative, and  should be able to find exciting, high quality materials to work with all in one place. Scratch is also home to the areas only handcraft focused makerspace–home to a sewing bar, multiple looms, common workspace, a tool library, and more! Explore their full schedule of classes, and weekly Craft Night focused on building the creative community in the Upper Valley. You can find Scratch online at www.scratchmakerspace.com, and on Facebook & Instagram: @scratchmakerspace Fiber folk: Sylvia McFadden has a gift…evoking grace, calm and desire by combining wool, imagination and a keen eye for color and composition. I’ve been a big fan of Sylvia’s work for some time and am enamored by her designs and most recent book, Shawl Joy. Her tenacity for life and her various photography and youth based programs gives you a bit more of a glimpse into her life and heart. I […]

The Best Food Storage Containers That Are Safe and Non Toxic

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

Leftovers: They're pretty much a fact of life. So what do you do with them? Your grandma probably stored hers in Tupperware bowls or reused plastic packaging like margarine tubs and cottage cheese containers.What your grandma didn't know, however, is that those plastic items aren't the best food storage containers. Sure, they're reasonably priced and […]

Episode 25: Mountain Meadow Wool – A bale of wool, Community support, Ranch wools and Learning from your mistakes

Episode 25: Mountain Meadow Wool – A bale of wool, Community support, Ranch wools and Learning from your mistakes

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the twenty-fifth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet a pair of ladies who have accomplished so much in the past several years and who are behind many incredible yarns you use…Karen Hostetler and Valerie Spanos of Mountain Meadow Wool, a fiber mill and yarn company in Buffalo Wyoming. Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, Stash, a local yarn shop based in Corvallis Oregon. The owner, Sonia was a very early supporter and encourager of the podcast and it’s been so great to get to know her a bit and watch all the positive energy she puts into her shop and fiber community. If you’re in the Corvallis area or just passing through, make sure to visit and you can find more info and a list of classes at stashlocal.com. And you don’t want to miss a pretty special event coming up, Black Sheep Gathering, a fiber festival in Eugene Oregon June 19-21. Stash will be there with a selection of special yarns and fibers from some of their favorite PNW indie dyers. So make sure to mark this on your calendar and find Sonia and her gang […]

Episode 7: Caroline Kaufman & Michele Wang – Knitting in fashion, color, working for yourself and gauge and tension

Episode 7: Caroline Kaufman & Michele Wang – Knitting in fashion, color, working for yourself and gauge and tension

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the seventh episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two exciting and colorful fiber folk that come from different places within the fiber industry, but both hail from New York, Caroline Kaufman and Michele Wang.     Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Fancy Tiger Crafts, a beautiful yarn shop based out of Denver, Colorado, who recently launched their online shop, fancytigercrafts.com. They have an amazing selection of fabrics and yarns, including their own Heirloom Romney Yarn, which is grown, milled and dyed here in the US. Make sure to visit Fancy Tiger Crafts in person when in Denver and online at fancytigercrafts.com. Fiber folk 1: Caroline is a up and coming fashion designer, color enthusiast and fiber junky.  You can find her at carolinerosekaufman.com and on Instagram @crosekauf. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a handful of fiber enthusiasts to answer the following question, “Describe your fiber comfort zone?” We had some amazing replies from Andrea @dreareneeknits, Nikki @woolenviolet, Sonja @atreebytheriver, Andi My Sister’s Knitter, Jennifer @jaykay_knits, Maria @ninja.chickens, Rhea @hedgerowcottage Fiber folk 2: Our next guest is someone I’ve come to admire as both a designer and spinner, but even […]

BedJet Review: For Winter Warmth & Summer Cooling

by Ethan Green @ Nosleeplessnights.com

The BedJet is one of the most intriguing sleep products I’ve tried in a long time, promising to both cool and warm your bed as the seasons change. I normally use a simple bed fan in the summer, and my partner likes to have heated bedding for the shivery winter nights. So in theory, I […]

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Top 7 Best Mattresses Under $500

by Julie @MattressTopper @ TheBestMattressTopper.Com

Quality sleep is essential to a happy and healthy living but you will agree with me that replacing your mattress can be a daunting task given the hundreds of brands to choose. Nonetheless, this is just part of the problem because the choice of a good mattress boils down to a personal preference. Let me […]

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Episode 17: Kristine Vejar and Molly de Vries – Indian textiles, natural dyeing, perfection and living a non-disposable life

Episode 17: Kristine Vejar and Molly de Vries – Indian textiles, natural dyeing, perfection and living a non-disposable life

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the 17th episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two wonderful fiber folk from here in the bay area, both women I’ve really loved getting to know and have had a special part in contributing to this community on both a local and global scale…Molly de Vries of Ambatalia and Kristine Vejar of A Verb For Keeping Warm. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Knitterly, a very special yarn shop created by Shelli Westcott, based in Petaluma California and online at shop.knitterly.net. I am always so amazed at the well curated selection of yarns, fibers and classes Shelli works so hard to provide all us fiber enthusiasts. Make sure to visit when in Petaluma and online at shop.knitterly.net Fiber folk 1: Kristine has had a beautiful fiber journey, from India to Oakland and many places in-between. She’s has built a yarn, fiber and fabric shop, A Verb For Keeping Warm, where her days are often spent growing and honing her natural dye business. She’ll be releasing a book soon on natural dyeing, which I can’t wait to dive into. You can find her at averbforkeepingwarm.com and on Instagram @avfkw. Man on the Street: For this […]

Compare Black Friday and Cyber Monday Mattress Sales: Macy’s, Sears, Mattress Firm & More

by Sleep Junkie @ Sleep Junkie

Are you prepared for the insanity of the 2017 Black Friday mattress sales? Though they can get a little crazy, these sales are a great time to get the most for your money. Mattresses tend to be one of the larger purchases made in households, so getting a good deal can go a long way. […]

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How to Shop for a Natural Latex Mattress

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

You may have heard about the environmental benefits of shopping for natural latex mattresses. Since there are no coils or other manmade material, you’re creating less waste. You may not know that there are several health benefits as well. Latex conforms to your body and supports it well, cushioning your... Keep Reading

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Waterproof Mattress Protector - What’s Safe and What to Avoid - Healthy Child

Waterproof Mattress Protector - What’s Safe and What to Avoid - Healthy Child


Healthy Child

A waterproof mattress protector can be quite toxic and unsafe. Learn which ones are the safest non toxic waterproof mattress pads to protect your family.

Episode 14: Andrea Mowry and Shelli Westcott – Taking leaps, fiber awareness, local yarns and the love of knitting

Episode 14: Andrea Mowry and Shelli Westcott – Taking leaps, fiber awareness, local yarns and the love of knitting

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the 14th episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two beautiful women who both bring something unique, both in personality, design and passion to this fiber community of ours, Shelli Westcott of Knitterly and Andrea Mowry of Dreareneeknits Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Knitterly, a very special yarn shop created by Shelli Westcott, based in Petaluma California and online at shop.knitterly.net. I am always so amazed at the well curated selection of yarns, fibers and classes Shelli works so hard to provide all us fiber enthusiasts. Make sure to visit when in Petaluma and online at shop.knitterly.net Fiber folk 1: I first met Andrea via Instagram and was amazed by her beautiful designs, sweet smile and genuine approach to making and sharing her knowledge. After getting to know her a bit more I realized what an inspiration she is to the fiber community and I know so many of you will resonate with her story. You can find Andrea on Ravelry at Dreareneeknits and on Instagram @dreareneeknits. Man on the Street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I’d actually love your input on what to ask the Man on the Street team […]

9 green crib mattresses to ensure your baby has a healthy, chemical-free sleep

9 green crib mattresses to ensure your baby has a healthy, chemical-free sleep


TreeHugger

Banish all toxic VOCs and other nasty gases from the nursery with these natural cotton, wool, latex, and coconut options.

10 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Mattresses

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

Change the way you look at your mattress with these ten odd and fun factoids. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give your […]

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Episode 72: Whitney Hayward – Small town roots, Japanese, Photojournalism, and Stone Wool

Episode 72: Whitney Hayward – Small town roots, Japanese, Photojournalism, and Stone Wool

by @ Making

Sponsor: By Hand is a series of lookbooks that focus on different fiber and fabric “making communities” around the country. Each serial features photo journals and interviews with both up-and-coming and well-known yarn designers and dyers, local yarn stores, knitwear designers, fabric artists, and other makers who share the same philosophy and aesthetic of hand crafting functional forms to share and connect with others in the community. Projects, patterns, classes, and opportunities to purchase the artists’ work are also included, as well as opportunities to share what is beautiful and unique about each locale. Issue #1 features Portland, Oregon – meet local yarn dyers, designers, companies, and an amazing local yarn store. Find recipes, exclusive knitting patterns made from our featured yarns, and other hand craft projects.  Learn about some of the artists who make up Portland’s creative community, including a pastry chef, an indigo dyer, a letterpress designer, and a team of ceramics artists.  Find hand making classes in Portland that will inspire and challenge you.  Take a photographic day trip to Timberline Lodge and enjoy the beauty and diversity of Portland.  Coming up:  Issue #2, featuring Portland and mid-coast Maine (to be released late Jan. 2017), and Issue #3, […]

11 Best Natural, Eco Friendly & Organic Mattresses You Can Buy Online

11 Best Natural, Eco Friendly & Organic Mattresses You Can Buy Online


The Good Trade

A good night’s sleep shouldn’t be elusive. Studies show that we spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, and yet the average mattress contains a cocktail of toxic chemicals and flame retardants that can lead to long term diseases, skin irritations and respiratory problems. Comfort and quality are

Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018

Best Non Toxic Mattresses of 2018


Nontoxic Reboot

If you were to only pick one item to switch in your journey for a nontoxic reboot, I would say that you should get a nontoxic mattress. Why? It by far has the most impact out of any other single it…

Episode 42: Tif Fussell – Aunties, holistic healing, following fiber, and Dottie Angel

Episode 42: Tif Fussell – Aunties, holistic healing, following fiber, and Dottie Angel

by Ashley @

Sponsor:  In 2013, Anna Dianich opened Tolt Yarn and Wool. a local yarn shop in the beautiful Pacific Northwest town of Carnation, Washington. A couple weeks back we celebrated Tolt’s second anniversary, with the release of a very special book, Farm to Needle: Stories of Wool. When we pick up our needles and cast-on the first stitch, we become part of something much bigger than the project at hand. Farmers, shearers, spinners and dyers are working hard not only to produce the yarn we love, but to preserve a way of life that is at real risk of being lost. Farm to Needle invites you to join a journey; to peek behind the scenes of some of our favorite producers and gain a deeper understanding of the people, places, and animals at work. Discover Aspen Hollow Farm, Green Mountain Spinnery, Imperial Stock Ranch, Thirteen Mile Farm, YOTH, Saco River Dye House, and Twirl through patterns by Dianna Walla, Tif Fussell, Veronika Jobe, Karen Templer, Andrea Rangel, Annie Rowden and myself. This book was beautifully captured by a hardworking team, lead by Anna and Kathy Cadigan. You can find Farm to Needle at toltyarnandwool.com Fiber folk: Today marks the 1yr birthday of the […]

Do I Put a Fitted Sheet over a Mattress Protector?

by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey @ Sleepopolis

You spent good money on your mattress and you want it to last. One of the first lines of defense you can take to make your investment last is to purchase a mattress protector. Not only can it save your mattress from warranty-voiding stains and spills and keep dust mites and sweat from permeating your […]

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Episode 27: Brittany Cole Bush – Modern shepherding, Land stewarding, Urban grazing, and Holistic hides

Episode 27: Brittany Cole Bush – Modern shepherding, Land stewarding, Urban grazing, and Holistic hides

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the twenty-seventh episode of the Woolful podcast. Each and every week I’m so eager to introduce you to a special guest and this week I’m as excited as ever…meet modern pastoral maiden, Brittany Cole Bush. Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, Kismet Fiber Works. A collaboration between Angie LeNoir and Stephanie Stotts of Buchanan Virginia, Kismet Fiber Works sources their fibers from local, family owned farms and a Women’s Cooperative in Tajikistan. They recently launched a very special new yarn called Rooted, a minimally processed Alpaca yarn made of fiber from Stephanie’s family farm and milled at Echoview Mill in North Carolina. They’ve also released a series of beautiful patterns that highlight the unique qualities of Rooted, make sure to check these out on Ravelry. This is a yarn with a story…and one you really need to experience for yourself. You can find Kismet at kismetfiberworks.com and on Instagram @kismetfiberworks. Fiber folk: It’s been wonderful to follow Brittany’s journey on a local level, being that she and her operation are located here in the Bay Area. When she reached out earlier this year and shared what she was up to, I knew […]

[Transcript] – How To Get Extreme “Okinawan” Strength, 3 Ways To Fix Low Back Pain & The Best Core Exercises With Stu McGill

by bgreenfieldva @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Podcast from:  https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcast/recovery-podcasts/the-best-low-back-exercises-with-stu-mcgill/ [00:00] Introduction/GainsWave/DailyBurn [06:10] About Stuart McGill [0:8:30] How Stu Quantifies Whether or Not Something Actually Works to

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Brand Overviews: Bed In A Box Reviews

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Mattresses that are shipping in a box are on the rise, as more people seek out convenient, affordable beds. If you’ve been considering a new bed recently, chances are you’ve stumbled across a few of these companies like Amerisleep perhaps. This new, convenient way to buy a new bed is actually changing the entire mattress […]

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Best of The Blog In 2017

Best of The Blog In 2017

by Heather @ Mommypotamus

Hey, you’re blurry! Wait, you’re actually fine, that’s just the month of December moving way. too. fast. Before we close out this year I thought it would be fun to look back at the top ten most popular posts written in 2017 – thank you so much for being part of this community and sharing your […]

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Episode 23: Dianna Walla – Confidence, Cultural influence, Fiber awareness, and Norway

Episode 23: Dianna Walla – Confidence, Cultural influence, Fiber awareness, and Norway

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the twenty-third episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet a special woman who’s multi-faceted interests and background have propelled her in some exciting directions, Dianna Walla of Paper Tiger.   Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Tolt Yarn and Wool. In 2013, Anna Dianich opened Tolt Yarn and Wool. a local yarn shop in Carnation Washington. Most recently she launched an online shop, full of yarns each with their own story and each handpicked by Anna. You couldn’t ask for more soul when it comes to a yarn shop. Visit toltyarnandwool.com Fiber folk: I wish I had gotten to know Dianna before we moved from Seattle a couple years ago, because her passion and enthusiasm for cultural fiber knowledge, in particular the Norwegian fiber world is enthralling and at the very least, quite dreamy. Dianna has designed some of the most beautiful color work patterns and her dedication to the craft is inspiring. You can find Dianna at paper-tiger.net and on Instagram @cakeandvikings. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked the question, “What are some of your greatest resources as a fiber artist?” We had some great answers from […]

The Best Mattress Toppers for Allergy Sufferers

The Best Mattress Toppers for Allergy Sufferers


STLBeds

Not all mattress toppers are ideal for folks suffering from seasonal allergies. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Bella Sera Organic Materials

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Our mattress cover consists of a layer of carded organic wool quilted between two layers of organic cotton. Then we place natural dunlop latex between the organic cotton and wool quilted cover. Please email us with your name and address if you'd like a sample of our materials. Organic Cotton We use only 100% certified […]

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Best Wool Mattress Toppers 2018 – Reviews And Buyer’s Guide

by itzpraise @ Mattress Topper

Analyzing the Best Wool Mattress Toppers  Wool is one of the most commonly used materials in the world. It is used to manufacture clothing, sheets and everything in between. While the material has been used throughout the years, it still remains enormously popular. This is the case, because it offers a wealth of benefits. And […]

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4″ STOKKE Sleepi BED Size Wool Mattress for Josée D.

by homeofwool @ Home Of Wool

“Wonderful mattress, fits the stokke bed perfectly. We asked many questions and this product was a winner. Our daughter sleeps more soundly and is more relaxed in bed.” – Josée Continue Reading →

Wool-Filled Mattresses, Pillows, Mulberry Silk Sheets and Pillowcases for Kimberly Hinrichs

by homeofwool @ Home Of Wool

“Wow my bed is amazing! I received it very well packaged and secure. Homeofwool answered all my questions and helped me pick the best size for my adjustable bed. I Continue Reading →

Episode 3: Jacqui Fink & Julia Billings – Local fiber, Natural Dyeing, Dreams and Revelations

Episode 3: Jacqui Fink & Julia Billings – Local fiber, Natural Dyeing, Dreams and Revelations

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the third episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two incredibly talented women, both diverse and coincidently Austrailian, Jacqui Fink of Little Dandelion and Julia Billings of Woollenflower. Sponsor: This week’s episode is sponsored by StashBot. Buy yarn smarter with Hannah Fettig’s new iOS app StashBot. If you find a yarn you can’t live without, StashBot will help you determine how much you should buy. It will pay for itself again and again as it saves you from purchasing more skeins of yarn than you need. Just as importantly it will keep your stash useful as you will be sure to have enough yarn to knit the projects you would like.  StashBot will soon be available for Android and is also available in print.  For more information head to www.knitbot.com/stashbot. Fiber folk 1: Julia is a horticulturalist, experimenter and explorer of natural dyes, and purveyor of all things wool. Her knowledge of plants and natural dyeing was inspiring not only to continue natural dyeing, but around the foraging and identification of plants. You can find her at woollenflower.com and on Instagram @woollenflower. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a […]

Seamed vs. Seamless: A discussion on construction with Hannah Fettig

by Ashley @

We’ve just begun our second month in the Home and Away Woolful Knit-a-long, and of course there’s still time to join, heck I am just swatching for mine now! There have been some wonderful shares on Instagram (via #woolfulkal) and shares on the Ravelry group so make sure to check those out. I’ve loved seeing so many different projects in both seamed and seamless construction, from both beginners and seasoned knitters. I’ll be knitting a seamed Georgetown for the very reasons Hannah talks about here… The word is out: one of the awesome features of Home & Away is that you can choose to either knit your sweater in pieces and then seam them or knit it seamless in one big piece. There is no wrong choice, as either way will yield the same result. If you’re wondering, there are advantages to both methods which you can consider. A seamed sweater, knit in pieces, makes your project more portable. Also, the seams in your completed sweater will add structure and stability. Knit fabric by nature wants to stretch. Seams keep everything in place. When you have a floaty open cardigan such as Hancock you might not be as concerned about structure. […]

5 Conscious Employers Promoting Equality, Diversity, And Family-Friendly Benefits For Women

5 Conscious Employers Promoting Equality, Diversity, And Family-Friendly Benefits For Women

by Kayti Christian @ The Good Trade

Pay gaps, harassment, and gender inequality are still issues for women in the workplace—even in 2018. We are hopeful for a greater shift towards workplaces that prioritize equality, diversity, and family-friendly benefits. If you or someone you know is looking for a new job this year, here are five of the best companies we’ve found that prioritize women’s advancement, safety, and gender equality. 

Episode 18: Nan Bray – Active shepherding, drought, superfine Merino and reflections.

Episode 18: Nan Bray – Active shepherding, drought, superfine Merino and reflections.

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the eighteenth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet an incredibly inspiring sheep farmer and shepherdess from Tasmania, Nan Bray of White Gum Wool. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Yarn, a charming online and local yarn shop based in Eureka, California. Yarn was created by Sunni Schrivner who has a dedication for natural fibers and supporting local yarns. Make sure to visit Yarn in person when on the coast in hum bolt county and online at yarn-fun.com. Fiber folk: Nan Bray first came on my fiber radar when a listener sent me an email sharing a bit about what Nan was up to and encouraging me to reach out and learn more. I’m so glad I did. Nan’s journey as a scientist to fiber farmer and shepherdess touches on a lot of interesting challenges and her approach to farming wool has evolved into something quite special, both personally and as a business. You can find Nan at Whitegumwool.com.au Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a handful of fiber enthusiasts to answer the following question, shared by Susan in the Woolful Ravelry group. “Desert island scenario: What knitting book or […]

Coming next Friday: The Making Podcast

Coming next Friday: The Making Podcast

by @ Making

For the past few months we’ve been busy getting the new Making podcast off the ground. As many of you know, Carrie and I joined forces last October and the Woolful podcast is now known as the Making podcast, same format and approach to each makers creative journey’s, but now expanded to all types of makers. …Welcome to Making, a podcast for makers. I’m excited to share with you some incredible people I’ve had the opportunity to talk to in this community we love so much. From knitters and quilters to builders and painters, here’s where you get to listen to a little part of their making journey… The first episode of Season No. 1 / COLOR launches next Friday, February 2nd…and it’s extra special being that Carrie and I are the guests. Neither of us have ever been interviewed for a podcast so we thought it would be fun to kick off this new adventure together, sharing our own maker journey’s. Here’s a little preview of the Making podcast, Season No. 1 / COLOR…

The Best Breast Pump that is Comfortable and Non Toxic

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.New moms feed their babies in a variety of ways, and giving expressed breastmilk is a common approach. If you are choosing to give your baby breastmilk, it's probably because you want the best food possible for your little one. To do that, it's […]

Woolful Knitalong: The Portland Pullover

by Ashley @

Today marks the beginning of the latest Woolful KAL, although if you’re like me you don’t even have your yarn yet. 🙂 So I’ll be swatching with some leftover Brooklyn Tweed Shelter and getting ready to cast on the moment my yarn arrives. When I first got the latest issue of Taproot, aptly named ‘Shelter’, I wasn’t totally sure how I felt about the Portland Pullover. I’ve recently made the discovery that I prefer set-in sleeves far more than raglan shaping because of its fit and I had made a momentary mental note to ‘only knit set-in sleeves’ from here on out…until I realized how silly that is. So when I picked up the issue and flipped through it again, I lingered on the pullover pattern a bit longer, admiring it’s neck shaping and simple silhouette. Ok. Done. I’m in. I realized then how great it would be to knit my first sweater started in the new year with friends…so, here we go. What: Portland Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge. You can find this pattern in the most recent issue of Taproot, Shelter. Go grab a copy or subscription if you haven’t already! When: January 1st-ish through March 31st 2016. With: Brooklyn Tweed […]

The Wool Factor – 4 key reasons why wool mattresses are better

by todd @ Amore Beds

With an ever-increasingly busy world, quality sleep is becoming more and more of an issue. Most adults are poorly informed when it comes to the right mattress for them, often resulting in low-quality sleep each night, which can lead to serious health issues.  For most people, the purchase of a new mattress is a necessity...

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Zinus Green Tea vs. Cloud-like Memory Foam Mattresses

by Lee @ Bed Perfect

You might be wondering what is the difference between the Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress vs. the Zinus Memory Foam Cloud-like Mattress? We want to answer that question and answer some of the common questions that people have about these two mattresses. It can be a lot to take in when mattress […]

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Thanks for Signing Up

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Thanks for signing up for our newsletter! You're almost done, just click the link in the email we just sent you. Our Best Sellers Naturesoft Organic Flannel SheetsThe Naturesoft Organic Flannel Sheets are made from a 165 gsm flannel and are a natural color. Made from GOTS ...Read More$82.00 – $112.00Select optionsSale Nomad Furniture Bed […]

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Episode 72: Whitney Hayward – Small town roots, Japanese, Photojournalism, and Stone Wool

Episode 72: Whitney Hayward – Small town roots, Japanese, Photojournalism, and Stone Wool

by Ashley @

Sponsor: By Hand is a series of lookbooks that focus on different fiber and fabric “making communities” around the country. Each serial features photo journals and interviews with both up-and-coming and well-known yarn designers and dyers, local yarn stores, knitwear designers, fabric artists, and other makers who share the same philosophy and aesthetic of hand crafting functional forms to share and connect with others in the community. Projects, patterns, classes, and opportunities to purchase the artists’ work are also included, as well as opportunities to share what is beautiful and unique about each locale. Issue #1 features Portland, Oregon – meet local yarn dyers, designers, companies, and an amazing local yarn store. Find recipes, exclusive knitting patterns made from our featured yarns, and other hand craft projects.  Learn about some of the artists who make up Portland’s creative community, including a pastry chef, an indigo dyer, a letterpress designer, and a team of ceramics artists.  Find hand making classes in Portland that will inspire and challenge you.  Take a photographic day trip to Timberline Lodge and enjoy the beauty and diversity of Portland.  Coming up:  Issue #2, featuring Portland and mid-coast Maine (to be released late Jan. 2017), and Issue #3, […]

Best Washable Wool Mattress Topper | Seattle

Best Washable Wool Mattress Topper | Seattle


Bedrooms & More

Layer on our Washable Wool Mattress Topper from 45th Street Bedding for a more cushion-y surface feel. Hypoallergenic & antimicrobial. Seattle.

Best Rated Rize Adjustable Bed Reviews

by Frank Apodaca @ The Sleep Judge

Brentwood Home Cedar Mattress Discount Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

It’s easy to save 15% on your purchase of a Cedar mattress by Brentwood Home. Just follow these simple steps Head over to BrentwoodHome.com Select the size Cedar mattress you would like Confirm the items for purchase Enter SLEEPOPOLIS15 promo code in the “Gift card of discount code” section and click Apply You just saved […]

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Acacia Phillipe Bedroom Set

by Kathryn Michael @ Bedrooms & More

We stock products that are popular for all the right reasons We’re always excited when a product is impossible to keep in stock. So many of our bedding lines have their own following. For example, we’re one of the only stores in the area promoting washable wool as a superior material to down; we don’t […]

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Special Episode: How I’m Going To Completely Detox My Body In 2018 (Detox Myths Busted, Detox 101, Advanced Detox Strategies & Much More!)

by Ashley Broas @ Ben Greenfield Fitness – Diet, Fat Loss and Performance Advice

Well, I've been at it again folks: putting my mind and muscles through a brutal ringer for the sake of

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Guest Post: The Gift of Lambing

by Kim Goodling @

This is the first in a new series on the blog, featuring posts from past Woolful podcast guests, giving a bit of a deeper look into what they do, wisdom they have to share and stories they have to tell. I’m thrilled that Kim Goodling of VT Grand View Farm is here to share a bit of her lambing journey at her farm in Vermont, where she raises Gotland and Romney sheep. Thank you Kim!  Keeping Watch The ewes grow round and full with lambs and the wait begins. I have cleaned the barn, set up the lambing pen, and restocked my lambing kit. I now watch for signs of labor, spending much time bent over, looking at the back side of my ewes. Swollen udders and sunken bellies signal that a ewe will soon deliver her lambs.  Night watch will begin soon, as we near the first due date marked on our calendar, March 28. Walk…Relax…Stay Nourished…Breathe Naturally…Make Your Nest and Push… For ten years, I taught natural childbirth classes. I worked with couples, teaching them how to labor. We spent time practicing deep abdominal breathing and focusing on our bodies and how they work during labor. Every week we watched videos […]

The Most Comfortable Mattress Toppers

The Most Comfortable Mattress Toppers


Nosleeplessnights.com

In this review I'll be talking about 5 particularly comfortable mattress toppers, made from memory foam, latex, feather, goose down alternative and wool.

Decatur Mattress

by Matt @ 45th Street Bedding

The two-sided Decatur is a semi-firm model.  It has a superior foam encased 744 count pocketed coil support system, combined with minimal soy based poly foam comfort levels that provide a much longer life for the mattress. Guests will experience a great nights sleep as well as terrific edge support when the individual is sitting on the sides of the […]

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Ways To Keep Your Bed Warm In Winter

by Ethan Green @ Nosleeplessnights.com

In some ways it’s easier to warm your bed than to cool it. To start with, your own body creates a lot of heat. And while that’s part of the problem in the summer, it’s a key part of the solution in the winter. So the best way to warm your bed is to use […]

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Episode 67: Astrid Troland and Caroline Skadhauge – Scandinavian roots, partnership, au naturel and Biches & Bûches

Episode 67: Astrid Troland and Caroline Skadhauge – Scandinavian roots, partnership, au naturel and Biches & Bûches

by Ashley @

  Sponsor: Tucked away into the heart of Leelanau County, where cherry trees, centennial farms and wine grapes meet the shores of Lake Michigan, is a knitter’s paradise and that place is Wool & Honey.  Wool & Honey’s focus is on thoughtful companies who add their own stories to our little spot in the world–brands that highlight fibers that mirror the exquisite natural beauty of their area. Michigan fiber artists are paramount—and their selection of locally grown, dyed, spun yarns and fiber is unparalleled. The hive is the center of it all–it’s home. Home to bees of all ages and ability levels, each adding a bit of shine to a vibrant community. Every day, these tiny workers gather pollen–powdery bits of fluff–and with a little time and effort, transform it into gorgeous, golden nectar. How similar we knitters are to the bee! Taking nothing more than two sticks and a string, we create warmth and comfort, fabric to clothe and decorate our bodies. On September 27th from 7-9pm, Stephen West will be spending an evening at Wool & Honey, sipping cocktails, trying on his huge collection of knitted samples and listening to Stephen share the Westknits story. This event is free […]

Styling your knits: An exercise with Hannah Fettig

by Ashley @

The Home and Away Woolful Knit-a-long is off to a radiant start, and you can still join if you’ve been hoping to! It’s been so great to see all the beautiful images on Instagram (via #woolfulkal) and shares on the Ravelry group. I’ve been super anxious to cast on, but alas it will have to wait until this weekend when I have the yarn and a moment to swatch. In the meantime, Hannah has some great tips on styling and choosing the right yarn… My wardrobe is pretty minimal. This is partly from necessity, as we’ve always lived in old New England homes with very small closets. But in reality even if I own 20 shirts, I only truly wear 4 of them in high rotation. Is this the case for you, too? Go to your closet and set these much loved and worn pieces aside. Arrange them into outfits, top to bottom. Do you notice any patterns? For instance, is there a lot of the same color showing up? Are they all the same fabric or cut? Now, with these outfits in mind, you can start making your pattern selection. Which design from Home & Away will best work with […]

20% Off Packaged Bedding Sets

by Quality Wool Products @ Wool Mattress Toppers | Wool Comforters | Mattress Pads

Are you looking to score quality bedding at a great price and add comfort to your mattress each and every night? Cuddle Ewe has the sale for you! From now until December 31st, 2016 we are having our Holiday Sleep Sale! Save on all of our wool bedding products and even our packaged sets. Sleep soundly this holiday season and enjoy your own little escape from the hectic schedule it sometimes brings. We are making it easier for everyone to be able to afford a good night sleep and a comfortable retreat.

Wool Mattress Topper Review - Should I Buy Wool Topper?

Wool Mattress Topper Review - Should I Buy Wool Topper?


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The Coolest Mattress in Austin: Pure Latex Bliss

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Everything You Need to Know from Latex Bliss on Vimeo. If you are searching for a mattress in Austin, you owe it to yourself to come in and take a look at Austin Natural Mattress. Yes, we pride ourselves on natural & organic mattresses, because they are non-toxic, and just smarter. You are not giving anything up by buying a cleaner product. But outside of that, it should be mentioned that our mattresses are also on the cutting edge of technology and quite simply the highest quality mattresses on...

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Sleep and Relationships: How More Rest Makes Happier Couples

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

From emotional blowouts to a lower libido, a lack of sleep hurts often spells trouble for relationships. This article explain what happens to couples’ communication […]

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Memory Foam vs Down Pillow: Differences and Benefits

by Annie Walton Doyle @ Sleepopolis

How to memory foam vs. down pillows compare? What are the pros and cons of each?

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12 Ways To Cool Your Memory Foam Mattress

by Lee @ Bed Perfect

The biggest complaint when it comes to memory foam mattresses is that they can sleep warm. While it’s true that memory foam mattresses sleep hotter then other mattresses it’s not always the mattresses fault. I personally sleep hot and have researched this topic quite deep and have come up with many things to try. I […]

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Why You Should Buy an Organic Mattress

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

  You spend roughly one-third of your life sleeping. Combine that with the times that you tend to just hang out on your bed to watch TV or surf the internet, and you’ll begin to realize that you spend a significant portion of your lifetime on your mattress. If you’re... Keep Reading

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What to Look for When Purchasing a King Size Organic Mattress?

by Dennis Hornick @ Organic Mattress Store

The king size mattresses will be one of the most important purchases you will ever make, especially if you need to replace your current mattress. A cheap synthetic foam mattress may make sense to you and your budget now, but it will not be the smartest choice in the long-run.... Keep Reading

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Is Your Bedding Making You Sick? How to Care for Bedroom Textiles

by Douglas Belleville @ STLBeds

We spend an average of a third of our lives sleeping and yet we extend relatively little attention to keeping our bedding in good, clean order when compared to other areas of the house. As an example, think about how often you clean your kitchen countertops, compared to how often you wash your sheets or…

Organic Mattress Toppers | Natural Latex or Wool Toppers

Organic Mattress Toppers | Natural Latex or Wool Toppers


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The Organic Mattress Store® Inc. offers a wide selection of the best natural organic mattress toppers made either from organic latex, or wool and cotton. Order today!

Top Black Friday Mattress Sales of 2017 Compared

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

If you are looking for a mattress this winter, Black Friday mattress sales are one of the best times of the year to save. This year’s deals will likely be at their height on Friday, November 24th, but will be happening on and around that date. During the holidays, retailers clear out inventory to make […]

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Best Mattress Reviews of 2018 – Yearly Report

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

If you plan on buying a new bed soon, you might be curious to know who has the best mattresses, and which ones to avoid. […]

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Episode 53: Anna & Greg Dianich – Pinterest, Saying yes, Role reversals and Tolt Yarn and Wool

Episode 53: Anna & Greg Dianich – Pinterest, Saying yes, Role reversals and Tolt Yarn and Wool

by @ Making

Sponsor: Taproot Magazine, is a quarterly print magazine full of delightful stories and photos written by and for people living fuller and digging deeper. Each issue is created around a subtle theme, featuring amazing recipes, crafts, and tales, all with the intention of inspiring people who are interested in deepening their connections to their families, communities, and themselves as they strive to live locally and closer to the ground. The content in each issue consistently blows me away. It is fulfilling and inspiring. The most recent issue MYTH features a collection of wonderful finds as we step in Spring. With fermentation and jam recipes, stories, food myths, how to make a pan flute and Bristol Ivy’s latest pattern the “Selkie Hat & Mitts”. There is so much goodness in each issue. You can visit Taproot Magazine online at taprootmag.com and on Instagram @taprootmag. Fiber folk: I’ve met very few people in life that match the passion, enthusiasm and joy of Anna Dianich and her infectious energy emanates from everything that surrounds her, including her shop, Tolt Yarn and Wool. It’s easy to forget though, that amazing women like Anna, have someone equally amazing beside them, cheering them on and supporting them through their endless ideas and […]

Considerations Before Buying A Mattress

by Lindsay S @ Choose Mattress

Mattress shopping is not the time for impulse buys. A new mattress can run into the multi-thousands of dollars and will be bulky and difficult to move. Since you’ll also be spending up to a third of the next five to ten years asleep on one, it’s very important to take the time to understand the mattress world and your own needs so you can feel great about your purchase. According to the Huffington Post, a bad mattress will affect your ability to sleep. For example, if you consistently feel hot or uncomfortable during the night, you’ll likely toss and

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Episode 78: Emily Chamelin-Hickman – Shearing life, Wool business, Controversy and Targeted grazing

Episode 78: Emily Chamelin-Hickman – Shearing life, Wool business, Controversy and Targeted grazing

by @ Making

Sponsor: Sunday Knits has quickly become one of my new favorite yarns to knit with. Started in 2008 by Carol Sunday, Sunday Knits is a collection of 4 merino and merino blend yarns and beautiful patterns designed by Carol. From the 100% extra-fine Australian merino to the French Angora, all their fibers are humanely sourced and then milled in Italy to Carol’s meticulous and caring specifications. Aside from this yarns obvious qualities, they’re a dream to knit with…so soft yet sturdy and the breadth of colors are beautiful and perfect for color work…I have yet to move beyond swatching, as there are so many great uses for this wholesome yarn. And if you enjoy knitting shawls, make sure to take a look at Carol’s latest patterns, Windfeather and Water Hyacinth, featuring lacework and texture…a little warmth and a lot of style makes these beautiful shawls a wardrobe staple, and an enjoyable knit in any of Sunday Knits’ yarns. You can also find kits for these designs on their website. Visit Sunday Knits at sundayknits.com or if you can make a trip to Roscoe, Illinois near the Wisconsin state line, make an appointment to visit Sunday Knits gorgeous studio. You can follow […]

Episode 5: Julie Hoover & Deedee Morris – Fiber communities, dyeing, discovery and design

Episode 5: Julie Hoover & Deedee Morris – Fiber communities, dyeing, discovery and design

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the fifth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two amazing and talented women, Julie Hoover and Deedee Morris.     Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Fancy Tiger Crafts, a beautiful yarn shop based out of Denver, Colorado, who recently launched their online shop, fancytigercrafts.com. They have an amazing selection of fabrics and yarns, including their own Heirloom Romney Yarn, which is grown, milled and dyed here in the US. Make sure to visit Fancy Tiger Crafts in person when in Denver and online at fancytigercrafts.com. Fiber folk 1: Deedee is an amazing photographer, fiber dyer, passionate gardener and explorer in the kitchen hailing from Halifax Nova Scotia. You can find her at deedeemorris.com and on Instagram @diemorr. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a handful of fiber enthusiasts to answer the following question, “How has your fiber community inspired you?” We had some amazing replies from Andrea (@dreareneeknits), Barbara (@stixandstring) and Beatrice (@threadandladle). Fiber folk 2: I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know our next guest over the past few months as she shared her humble fiber journey, and it really struck a […]

Down Bedding: Why We’re Cozying Up to Down

by Kathryn Michael @ Bedrooms & More

If you’ve visited our store or website in the past, you probably know how we feel about down in comparison to other materials, particularly washable wool. If you don’t, let me tell you: We think washable wool wins, no question. It’s moisture-wicking, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter, naturally antimicrobial, and hypoallergenic, repelling […]

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Episode 12: Annie Rowden and Benjamin Hole – Farm and fiber life, adaptation, design and the Isle of Purbeck

Episode 12: Annie Rowden and Benjamin Hole – Farm and fiber life, adaptation, design and the Isle of Purbeck

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the twelfth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two special fiber friends, both farmers and both from the UK, but living the farms and fiber journeys from opposite sides of the world…Benjamin Hole of Hole and Sons and Annie Rowden of By Annie Claire. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Yarn, a charming online and local yarn shop based in Eureka, California. Yarn was created by Sunni Schrivner who has a dedication for natural fibers and supporting local yarns. Make sure to visit Yarn in person when on the coast in hum bolt county and online at yarn-fun.com.   Fiber folk 1: Annie is an incredible designer, mother, farmer and friend who makes her home on the Lost Coast in Northern California where she runs a goat dairy farm with her husband Ryan and daughter Louella. She’s been a huge inspiration and encourager to me personally and she’s a big reason as to why Woolful even exists. You can find her at byannieclaire.com and on Instagram @byannieclaire. This past week Annie released a special pattern in collaborate with our sponsor Sunni from Yarn. You can find this beautiful shrug pattern, Avana, knit […]

Mattress Pads vs. Mattress Toppers: What Should I Choose?

by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey @ Sleepopolis

Is your bed a little less comfortable than it used to be, but you’re not in a position to buy a new mattress? Or, is your new mattress not as comfortable as you had hoped but returning it isn’t an option? In either scenario, you might find that a mattress pad or a mattress topper […]

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Zotto Mattress Unboxing

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

I’m here to unbox the Zotto mattress! It’s a memory foam mattress standing 10 inches in height and aims to help regulate temperatures to help sleep cool. This is going to be my first look at the Zotto, so I’m excited to learn more about the mattress and get a sense of the feel so […]

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Episode 43: Thayne Mackey – Montana, wool insulation, bulletproof wool, and Brookside Woolen Mill

Episode 43: Thayne Mackey – Montana, wool insulation, bulletproof wool, and Brookside Woolen Mill

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Sponsor:  Brooklyn General Store was created in 2002 and is owned and operated by Catherine Clark. Tucked away on a sweet block West of the Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill neighborhoods, Brooklyn General Store is the enchanting fiber and textile emporium we all dream of. Dreams full of wooly goodness, yards and yards of fabric, felt, dyes, patterns, tools, and handmade gifts. A little old and a little new…a classic general store for the maker who loves to make their own everything. With a charming studio, the shop hosts a variety of wonderful classes taught by special folks including Cal Patch, Nguyen Le, Heather Love and many more. With it’s floor to ceiling shelves, old rolling ladders, and old wood floors, it feels as though you’ve stepped into a wooly wonderland…I so wish I lived closer and could adopt this shop as my own lys, but thankfully they have an online shop filled to the brim with all of their fiber and sewing goods and gifts. So if you’re in the Brooklyn area or just passing through, visit Brooklyn General Store in person and find them online at brooklyngeneral.com Fiber folk: We’re all very familiar with the wool in the fiber arts, […]

Wool Bed/ Mattress Review

Wool Bed/ Mattress Review


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Edit:  Please read all the comments to this post.  There are quite a few bad reviews now about the quality of this product. Below is a thorough review of The Wool Bed Company (surroundewe.com) and …

Pillow Premium Series Bed Pillow 2018 – Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

by itzpraise @ Mattress Topper

Pillow Premium Series Bed Pillow Reviewed How would you like to equip yourself with an outstanding pillow that hits a homerun in all of the right areas? The My Pillow Premium Series Bed Pillow is definitely a great investment. It offers a little bit of everything and will definitely be able to satisfy the ma […]

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Shaw Latex Mattress

by Thom @ 45th Street Bedding

The Shaw Firm Mattress features our superior Botanicore™ botanical latex core with an organic cotton cover that unzips for easy cleaning and access. With a 6″ latex core and nearly 1″ of botanical latex on either side of the quilt layer, this mattress is the definition of comfort and support. Made only from materials sourced directly from […]

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Episode 11: Local Color Fiber Studio & Chris Barnes – Natural dye farming, partnerships, domestic production and sustainability

Episode 11: Local Color Fiber Studio & Chris Barnes – Natural dye farming, partnerships, domestic production and sustainability

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the eleventh episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two special fiber industry companies, and the folks that make them what they are…Emily Tzeng and Tatyana Vashchenko of Local Color Fiber Studio and Chris Barnes of Brittany. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Tolt Yarn and Wool, my favorite yarn shop. In 2013, Anna Dianich opened Tolt Yarn and Wool. a local yarn shop in Carnation Washington. Most recently she launched an online shop, full of yarns each with their own story and each handpicked by Anna. You couldn’t ask for more soul when it comes to a yarn shop. Visit toltyarnandwool.com Fiber folk 1: Emily and Tatyana are two natural dyers, farmers, business partners and makers who created the wonderful company, Local Color Fiber Studio. Together they’ve been discovering and building a sustainable business and process around natural dyeing and raising Finn sheep. You can find them at localcolorfiberstudio.com and on Instagram @localcolorfiberstudio Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a handful of fiber enthusiasts to answer the following question, “What other types of things outside fiber crafts, do you enjoy making?” We had some amazing replies from Carly @porcupineology, […]

Episode 53: Anna & Greg Dianich – Pinterest, Saying yes, Role reversals and Tolt Yarn and Wool

Episode 53: Anna & Greg Dianich – Pinterest, Saying yes, Role reversals and Tolt Yarn and Wool

by Ashley @

Sponsor: Taproot Magazine, is a quarterly print magazine full of delightful stories and photos written by and for people living fuller and digging deeper. Each issue is created around a subtle theme, featuring amazing recipes, crafts, and tales, all with the intention of inspiring people who are interested in deepening their connections to their families, communities, and themselves as they strive to live locally and closer to the ground. The content in each issue consistently blows me away. It is fulfilling and inspiring. The most recent issue MYTH features a collection of wonderful finds as we step in Spring. With fermentation and jam recipes, stories, food myths, how to make a pan flute and Bristol Ivy’s latest pattern the “Selkie Hat & Mitts”. There is so much goodness in each issue. You can visit Taproot Magazine online at taprootmag.com and on Instagram @taprootmag. Fiber folk: I’ve met very few people in life that match the passion, enthusiasm and joy of Anna Dianich and her infectious energy emanates from everything that surrounds her, including her shop, Tolt Yarn and Wool. It’s easy to forget though, that amazing women like Anna, have someone equally amazing beside them, cheering them on and supporting them through their endless ideas and […]

Best Bean Bag Chair Reviews

by Star Newcomb @ The Sleep Judge

Episode 27: Brittany Cole Bush – Modern shepherding, Land stewarding, Urban grazing, and Holistic hides

Episode 27: Brittany Cole Bush – Modern shepherding, Land stewarding, Urban grazing, and Holistic hides

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the twenty-seventh episode of the Woolful podcast. Each and every week I’m so eager to introduce you to a special guest and this week I’m as excited as ever…meet modern pastoral maiden, Brittany Cole Bush. Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, Kismet Fiber Works. A collaboration between Angie LeNoir and Stephanie Stotts of Buchanan Virginia, Kismet Fiber Works sources their fibers from local, family owned farms and a Women’s Cooperative in Tajikistan. They recently launched a very special new yarn called Rooted, a minimally processed Alpaca yarn made of fiber from Stephanie’s family farm and milled at Echoview Mill in North Carolina. They’ve also released a series of beautiful patterns that highlight the unique qualities of Rooted, make sure to check these out on Ravelry. This is a yarn with a story…and one you really need to experience for yourself. You can find Kismet at kismetfiberworks.com and on Instagram @kismetfiberworks. Fiber folk: It’s been wonderful to follow Brittany’s journey on a local level, being that she and her operation are located here in the Bay Area. When she reached out earlier this year and shared what she was up to, I knew […]

Debt’s Effect on Sleep

by Best Mattress Brand @ Best Mattress Brand

Across the country, 80 percent of Americans are in debt today – a reality that could be hurting more than just their wallets. Research has shown Americans who experience mental health issues are more likely to be in debt. This can also lead to physical health concerns, like high blood pressure and the potential for […]

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Temperature Regulating Mattress Pads

by Dale Seiler @ Wool Mattress Toppers | Wool Comforters | Mattress Pads

Do you ever experience trouble sleeping due to being too hot or too cold on a regular basis? There is a mattress topper out there for you that can help you sleep deeper, and experience a more restful night. At Cuddle Ewe we have specially selected and processed the best wool that has a unique, buoyant resilience that adheres to the natural contours of your body.

These “Healthy” Light Bulbs Promise To Improve Your Sleep

by Cody Gohl @ Sleepopolis

If you've already bought a great mattress and are still struggling to fall asleep at night, it might be time to upgrade your light bulbs.

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The Power of Napping

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

As most of us know, it’s very difficult to fit in the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night. However, there is a great substitute for this that a lot of us tend to overlook: napping! This little nugget of luxury is something that gets thrown by the wayside upon adulthood. It’s unfortunate since adequate sleep provides so many benefits and even contributes to longevity. Research by NASA shows that naps escalate performance. Their pilots who took 25 minute naps were twice as focused and more attentive than those who didn’t. NASA also found that taking naps enhanced reaction times...

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Episode 25: Mountain Meadow Wool – A bale of wool, Community support, Ranch wools and Learning from your mistakes

Episode 25: Mountain Meadow Wool – A bale of wool, Community support, Ranch wools and Learning from your mistakes

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the twenty-fifth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet a pair of ladies who have accomplished so much in the past several years and who are behind many incredible yarns you use…Karen Hostetler and Valerie Spanos of Mountain Meadow Wool, a fiber mill and yarn company in Buffalo Wyoming. Sponsor: I wanted to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, Stash, a local yarn shop based in Corvallis Oregon. The owner, Sonia was a very early supporter and encourager of the podcast and it’s been so great to get to know her a bit and watch all the positive energy she puts into her shop and fiber community. If you’re in the Corvallis area or just passing through, make sure to visit and you can find more info and a list of classes at stashlocal.com. And you don’t want to miss a pretty special event coming up, Black Sheep Gathering, a fiber festival in Eugene Oregon June 19-21. Stash will be there with a selection of special yarns and fibers from some of their favorite PNW indie dyers. So make sure to mark this on your calendar and find Sonia and her gang […]

Wool-Filled Bean Bag Chair – Custom for Natalya

by homeofwool @ Home Of Wool

“Hello dear Vesi and Rosica! We received everything we ordered today, thank you so much for the unique and high quality things… Best wished for you and your business. ” Continue Reading →

DreamCloud Mattress Giveaway

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

It’s time for another giveaway, this time the luxury hybrid DreamCloud mattress! I just recently reviewed the DreamCloud, and boy is this winner lucky! Great feel and great support for all sleeping positions – plus winner chooses the size! DreamCloud Mattress Giveaway DreamCloud is a thick hybrid mattress that I found to be a bit […]

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The Best Water Filter Pitcher That is Safe and Non Toxic

by Ashley @ Nontoxic Reboot

This post contains affiliate links. Click here to read my affiliate policy.There's nothing quite like a cold glass of ice water to quench your thirst. Not only does it taste refreshing, but it's important for hydration too. In fact, men should consume 13 cups of liquid every day, and women should get 9.So, yes, downing […]

How to Flip a Latex Mattress

by Micah @ Bedrooms & More

Flipping your Latex Mattress is Easy Don’t let the prospect of flipping a mattress stop you from making a smart purchase. Flipping a latex mattress is easy. In the videos we demonstrate the easiest way to turn a mattress without straining yourself. So whether you are flying solo or working with a partner, don’t flip […]

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All About Different Mattress Thickness

by Lindsay S @ Choose Mattress

One of the many common attributes you will see listed when reading through any mattress reviews or specifications is not just the name, brand, or material, but also the stated mattress thickness, which is sometimes specified as its height. Many people may mistakenly believe that the different mattress sizes correlate to their height, but this isn’t necessarily true – you can get thick Twin and thin Queen, and vice versa. In this article we touch a little more briefly upon size. Why Mattress Height Matters Mattress height plays a large role in how the bed appears in the room. Will

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Memory foam mattress topper – Some problems you may have

by Julie @MattressTopper @ TheBestMattressTopper.Com

This article is about some problems you may have when using a memory foam mattress topper Memory foam mattress topper is a great line in mattress pad. It is an amazing addition to your mattress, while conform to your body and relieve all the pressure points. It will help you have a deep and sound […]

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Brentwood Home Oceano Mattress Review

by Jessica Jones @ The Sleep Judge

TempurPedic Mattress Topper – Review and Comparisons

by Julie @MattressTopper @ TheBestMattressTopper.Com

About TempurPedic Mattress Topper A TempurPedic mattress topper derives its name from the Tempur-Pedic memory foam it is made from. Tempur-Pedic memory foam is known to be the best of the best memory foam one can get. In other words, Tempur-Pedic memory foam can be referred as the Ferrari of memory foams. This explains why everyone […]

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No. 1 / COLOR – Making a discovery with Carrie Hoge & Ashley Yousling

No. 1 / COLOR – Making a discovery with Carrie Hoge & Ashley Yousling

by Ashley @

For the past few months we’ve been busy getting the new Making podcast off the ground. As many of you know, Carrie and I joined forces last October and the Woolful podcast is now known as the Making podcast. Same format and approach to each maker’s creative journey, but now expanded to all types of makers. This first episode of Season No. 1 / COLOR is extra special being that Carrie Hoge and I are the guests. Neither of us have ever been interviewed for a podcast so we thought it would be fun to kick off this new adventure together, sharing our own maker journey’s. We hope you enjoy getting a glimpse into our lives, craft and love of color.  / listen / You can also and listen and subscribe at makingzine.com on iTunes and Stitcher. / notes & resources / Woolful / Ashley’s blog Madder / Carrie’s blog Quince and Co / Mentioned by Carrie Fibershed / Mentioned by Ashley / giveaway / This episode’s giveaway is sponsored by Vogue Knitting and Purl Soho and they’re giving away a copy of the new landmark edition of Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book and two skeins of Purl Soho’s Linen Quill in Tumeric, enough to make […]

Episode 4: Matt Gilbert & Melody Hoffman – Nomadic knitting, self-sustainability, shearing and building a fiber mill

Episode 4: Matt Gilbert & Melody Hoffman – Nomadic knitting, self-sustainability, shearing and building a fiber mill

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the fourth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two fiber folk that have inspired many of us in many different ways. Matt Gilbert a shearer and founder of the Mendocino Wool and Fiber Mill and Melody Hoffman of Mandarine’s. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Yarn, a charming online and local yarn shop based in Eureka, California. Yarn was created by Sunni Schrivner who has a dedication for natural fibers and supporting local yarns. Make sure to visit Yarn in person when on the coast in hum bolt county and online at yarn-fun.com. Fiber folk 1: Melody is a passionate knitter and maker, with new aspirations as a knitwear designer. Originally from France, she now lives is Latvia where she focuses her days on knitting and self-sustainability. You can follow her journey on her blog at bmandarines.squarespace.com and on Instagram @bmandarines. Man on the Street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a handful of fiber enthusiasts to answer the following question, “If you could raise a flock of sheep in the breed of your choice, which it be?” We had many amazing replies from Melissa (@hey_lady_hey), Jennifer (@jaykay_knits), Andrea […]

Episode 48: Kate Gagnon Osborn & Courtney Kelley – Floundering, destiny, The Fibre Company yarns and Kelbourne Woolens

Episode 48: Kate Gagnon Osborn & Courtney Kelley – Floundering, destiny, The Fibre Company yarns and Kelbourne Woolens

by Ashley @

Sponsor: Designs by Romi came about serendipitously in 2005 when designer Romi Hill began creating a collection of simple and elegant shawl pins as a solution to her problem of the shawls she’d worked so hard on, not staying put. What started as a bespoke side project, soon turned into passion, leading to knitwear designs many of us have come to love. Romi’s style transcends the common wardrobe, appealing to both novice and seasoned knitters. Her most recent book “New Lace Knitting: Designs for Wide Open Spaces” is a celebration of lace, a brilliant collection incorporating lace patterns with some of our favorite yarns…including The Fibre Company yarns. Make sure to check out New Lace Knitting on Ravelry or your local yarn shop. And this weekend if you find yourself at Stitches West, make sure to stop by and say hi to Romi in person who will be at the Verb for Keeping Warm booth #917,919 and 921, where they will be presenting a new mystery shawl kit which includes 2 skeins of A Verb for Keeping Warm naturally dyed yarn, a limited edition shawl pin by Romi and the first clue for the mystery shawl…all wrapped up in a special […]

The Best Juicers: A Review & Buyer’s Guide

by Organic Newsroom @ Organic Newsroom

Juicing is a powerful dietary practice used by a quickly-growing amount of people to lose weight fast, get proper nutrition, and help fuel their healthy lifestyles. If you planning on introducing juicing into your diet, or perhaps already have, then you are well-aware of the staggering number of juicers available on the market now. Finding […]

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Staying Comfortable while Traveling

by Kathryn Michael @ Bedrooms & More

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and the colder seasons are on their way. You know what that means, right? Lots of holiday travel! The best kind of travel, in my opinion. Mainly because tons of delicious food is involved. Staying comfortable during those long flights and hours on the road can be tough. […]

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Episode 37: Amanda Malachesky – The Lost Coast, local fiber, permaculture influence, and Lost Coast Yarn

Episode 37: Amanda Malachesky – The Lost Coast, local fiber, permaculture influence, and Lost Coast Yarn

by @ Making

Sponsor: I want to thank one of our sponsors for this week’s episode, NorthCoast Knittery in Eureka California. This charming shop opened it’s doors in 2008, with the hope to create a unique gathering place for fiber folk and help expand the local fiber community. It’s a wonderful spot to meet friends and work on projects as you enjoy a cup of tea. They offer a variety of classes and workshops, helping enhance your skill levels and each Thursday at 6pm they host a Sip & Knit social evening. Make sure to visit NorthCoast Knittery in person when in Eureka and online at northcoastknittery.com for a full selection of beautiful yarns including Lost Coast Yarn, classes and so much more wooly goodness. You can also find them on Instagram @northcoastknittery Fiber folk: The Lost Coast is one of my favorite places to visit and one we frequented when living in California, because of it’s incredible beauty and good people, like my friend Annie and her family. I remember getting a text one day from Annie saying that I needed to check out this new local yarn, Lost Coast Yarn. A few months later it popped up again when talking with this weeks […]

The Woolful Guide to Rhinebeck 2016

by Ashley @

I had very much planned to attend the Sheep and Wool festival in Rhinebeck this week, but with our recent move and me being in San Francisco this week for work, life had other plans…BUT the other day I received an email from a woman named Kristy Glass and she was saying how she would be going to Rhinebeck and how great it would be if she could walk around the festival and visit guests and friends and such. Well I’m a day late, but without further ado, I bring you the Woolful Guide to Rhinebeck. Laurie Gonyea – Feel Good Yarn Co – Ep. 33 // Fri @ Indie Untangled Rhinbeck Trunk Show in Kingston, NY 5-9 / Fri-Sun @ Backyard Fiberworks booth Kristine Vejar – A Verb for Keeping Warm – Ep. 17 // Sat-Sun @ Bldg B 9 – 5, Author and Book Signing Cecelia Campochiaro – Sequence Knitting – Ep. 32 // Sun @ Bldg B 10 – 5, Author and Book Signing Jocelyn Tunney – O-Wool – Ep. 13 // Fri-Sun @ Bldg 35 Booth 11 Kristin Ford – Woolfolk – Ep. 30 // Fri-Sun @ Bldg A Booth 7,8 Clara Parkes // Sat @ Bldg B 10 – 5, Author and […]

Nolah Mattress Discount Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

You can save $125 on any size Nolah mattress by following some simple steps and using the following promo code! Choose your mattress at NolahMattress.com Enter the code SLEEPOPOLIS in the discount code section on the checkout screen and click apply Congratulations, you just saved $125!   Don’t forget to check out my full Nolah […]

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Environmental Toxins May Contribute to Aging

by AustinNatural @ Austin Natural Mattress

Chronological age is determined by birth date. Biological age is established by physiological and molecular cells within the individual. The latter is influenced by the exposure of damaging substances in the environment, such as chemicals, cigarette smoke, or even stress (gerontogens). Aging occurs when the body goes through a biological mechanism called senescence. During this process, healthy cells become impaired and they lose their ability to divide. Over a period of time, these impaired cells begin to compile, using resources and releasing hormones with inflammatory characteristics. This majorly contributes to aging and age related diseases. Someday, scientists hope that blood...

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Best Mattresses for Fibromyalgia – Top Pick & Buyer’s Guide

by Julie @MattressTopper @ TheBestMattressTopper.Com

Are you unable to sleep well due to Fibromyalgia? Welcome to the comprehensive guide that will help you sleep comfortably. Despite the fact that, there is not a single real cure for this disorder that has so far been identified; there are still a number of remedies that can help ease its impacts. One of […]

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DreamCloud Mattress Review

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

I’m super excited about today’s review because I’ll be taking a look at one of the newest beds on the market: the DreamCloud hybrid mattress. This bad boy combines high-density foam with encased coils for a sleeping experience that promises to be as luxurious as it is supportive. To see how well this hybrid lives […]

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Episode 75: Sylvia McFadden – Vancouver, Mentorship, Analytics and Shawls

Episode 75: Sylvia McFadden – Vancouver, Mentorship, Analytics and Shawls

by @ Making

Sponsor: Scratch is an innovative new yarn and craft supply shop located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. They’re committed to providing a beautifully curated selection of yarns and supplies for knitters, as well as roving, tools, and kits for needle felters. Their shop also features embroidery, sewing, and select fine art supplies. Scratch operates with the guiding notion that makers are curious and creative, and  should be able to find exciting, high quality materials to work with all in one place. Scratch is also home to the areas only handcraft focused makerspace–home to a sewing bar, multiple looms, common workspace, a tool library, and more! Explore their full schedule of classes, and weekly Craft Night focused on building the creative community in the Upper Valley. You can find Scratch online at www.scratchmakerspace.com, and on Facebook & Instagram: @scratchmakerspace Fiber folk: Sylvia McFadden has a gift…evoking grace, calm and desire by combining wool, imagination and a keen eye for color and composition. I’ve been a big fan of Sylvia’s work for some time and am enamored by her designs and most recent book, Shawl Joy. Her tenacity for life and her various photography and youth based programs gives you a bit more of a glimpse into her life and heart. I […]

Best Bedding and Bedroom Accessories

Best Bedding and Bedroom Accessories


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We've researched, tested, and reviewed hundreds of items to find the best bedding and accessories for your bedroom.

Episode 20: Stephen West – Rhythm, Improvisation, Supermodel and Amsterdam

Episode 20: Stephen West – Rhythm, Improvisation, Supermodel and Amsterdam

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the twentieth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet an incredibly talented artist and creative who brings a whole lot of personality and ingenuity to the fiber world, Stephen West. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Have Company, a special shop, gallery and space in Grand Rapids, MI, with a focus on handmade and apothecary goods, textiles and helping encourage artists and building community. They host artists from all over the country who teach workshops in the shop as a part of their artist residency program. You can visit Have Company in person when in Grand Rapids or find more information and shop online at have-company.com. Fiber folk: It’s not hard to notice today’s guest, whether it’s by his inventive designs and exciting use of color or his enthusiastic personality and Southern charm. Stephen brings to the world of fiber, a fresh voice and inventive style, that makes me excited about knitting in a whole new way. When we were talking before the interview, Stephen coined himself a fashion farmer, and I couldn’t agree more. You can find Stephen at westknits.com and on Instagram @westknits. And stay tuned this week to Stephen’s Instagram, Facebook and […]

Episode 10: Maryanne Moodie & Woolcrush – Falling into fiber arts, Natural dyeing, Dedication and Building communities

Episode 10: Maryanne Moodie & Woolcrush – Falling into fiber arts, Natural dyeing, Dedication and Building communities

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the 10th episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two fiber folk who are such an inspiration and both in their own unique ways, Maryanne Moodie and Amy Higgins Stambaugh of Woolcrush. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Knitterly, a very special yarn shop created by Shelli Westcott, based in Petaluma California and online at shop.knitterly.com. I am always so amazed at the well curated selection of yarns, fibers and classes Shelli works so hard to provide all us fiber enthusiasts. Make sure to visit when in Petaluma and online at shop.knitterly.com Fiber folk 1: Amy is an amazing natural dyer living on her farm in Columbia, Missouri, where she recently built a beautiful natural dye studio. You can find her at woolcrush.com and on Instagram @woolcrush. Man on the Street: Did fiber arts run in your family or did you just happen to “fall into” your fiber art?”. We had some amazing replies from Jennifer @jaykay_knits, Beatrice @threadandladle, Carlene @carlenergy, Emily @alafrench and Amber @dapperewe. Fiber folk 2: I first came across our next guests work awhile back via the Design Sponge blog and was immediately enamored with her use of color in her weavings, adventurous designs […]

Top 7 Picks - Best Cooling Mattress Toppers (Pad) Reviews 2018

Top 7 Picks - Best Cooling Mattress Toppers (Pad) Reviews 2018


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Does your mattress make you SWEAT all night? Look no further, a cooling mattress pad is a perfect solution. We review the top cooling bed toppers and make it easy for you to find the right one.

Pet Allergies & Pet Allergy Relief

by Mercia Tapping @ AllergyConsumerReview

Pet Allergies – Hope for Pet Allergy Relief What is a pet allergy? A pet allergy is an allergic reaction to a pets dander and/or saliva. If you suspect you might have an animal allergy it’s best to see a doctor. If you’re diagnosed with an allergy you’re unfortunately joining the 10 percent of the […]

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Sapira Mattress Discount Code

by Logan Block @ Sleepopolis

You can save $200 on any size Sapira mattress by using the Sleepopolis exclusive promo code! All you have to do is follow these steps: Select the size Sapira you would like to purchase and add it to your cart Once you have confirmed your cart is accurate click Checkout Enter SLEEPOPOLIS in the Discount […]

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The Best Natural Non-Toxic Waterproof Mattress Protector

The Best Natural Non-Toxic Waterproof Mattress Protector


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How to contain kid messes without offgassing chemicals (or leaky problems)!? A review of dozens of waterproof mattress pad protectors including safe materials.

Summer Knitalong: Home and Away

by Ashley @

For those of you who listened to the most recent podcast episodes, specifically Hannah’s episode, may have been anticipating the newest Woolful Knitalong. We’ll be knitting a pattern from Hannah Fettig’s newest book, Home and Away, and the best part? It’s your choice! You pick the pattern that will best fit your upcoming Fall handmade wardrobe, and join along! Will you choose the Sycamore vest, the Georgetown cardigan or maybe the Boothbay cardigan? I’m having a hard time deciding between Georgetown and Boothybay…which one are you going to pick? I’d love to hear what you choose, so share in the comments below and if you’re on Instagram, make sure to share your work-in-progresses with the hashtag #woolfulkal or post to the Ravelry thread HERE. So what else do you need to know about this knitalong? We’ll start July 1st, and while there is no hard deadline, we’ll aim to wrap it up by Sept 1st. Already started a pattern from Home and Away? Great! You can join in as well. Throughout the next couple of months, there will be special stories, tips and tricks here on the blog and we’ll have a few fun giveaways for those that join. Find… Print and digital Home and Away books HERE. Quince […]

Episode 18: Nan Bray – Active shepherding, drought, superfine Merino and reflections.

Episode 18: Nan Bray – Active shepherding, drought, superfine Merino and reflections.

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the eighteenth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet an incredibly inspiring sheep farmer and shepherdess from Tasmania, Nan Bray of White Gum Wool. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Yarn, a charming online and local yarn shop based in Eureka, California. Yarn was created by Sunni Schrivner who has a dedication for natural fibers and supporting local yarns. Make sure to visit Yarn in person when on the coast in hum bolt county and online at yarn-fun.com. Fiber folk: Nan Bray first came on my fiber radar when a listener sent me an email sharing a bit about what Nan was up to and encouraging me to reach out and learn more. I’m so glad I did. Nan’s journey as a scientist to fiber farmer and shepherdess touches on a lot of interesting challenges and her approach to farming wool has evolved into something quite special, both personally and as a business. You can find Nan at Whitegumwool.com.au Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a handful of fiber enthusiasts to answer the following question, shared by Susan in the Woolful Ravelry group. “Desert island scenario: What knitting book or […]

Episode 6: Jennifer King & Bristol Ivy – Generational gaps, fiber industry passion, building a fiber farm and sheep dreams.

Episode 6: Jennifer King & Bristol Ivy – Generational gaps, fiber industry passion, building a fiber farm and sheep dreams.

by @ Making

I’m very excited to share the sixth episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet two fiber folk that inspire in different ways. Jennifer King of The Sachem Farm and Bristol Ivy. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Yarn, a charming online and local yarn shop based in Eureka, California. Yarn was created by Sunni Schrivner who has a dedication for natural fibers and supporting local yarns. Make sure to visit Yarn in person when on the coast in hum bolt county and online at yarn-fun.com. Fiber folk 1: Bristol is a designer, spinner, jack of all trades for Brooklyn Tweed and lover of cats from Portland, Maine. You can find her at blackbirdturning.blogspot.com and on Instagram @bristolivy. And with that, here’s Bristol… Man on the Street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked a handful of fiber enthusiasts to answer the following question, “What fiber aspirations do you have for the new year?” We had many amazing replies from Andrea (@dreareneeknits), Nikki (@woolenviolet), Sonja (@atreebytheriver), Andi (My Sister’s Knitter) and Brittney (Wool + Wood). Fiber folk 2: Our next guest I met through the Woolful blog, after she wrote me one of the most encouraging notes, shared from […]

What Is The Best Natural Organic Mattress?

What Is The Best Natural Organic Mattress?


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Customize Your Organic Mattress

by Corinna @ The Natural Sleep Store

Three firmness options are available for each layer of latex: "soft," "medium," or "firm." You can then decide whether you'd like solid layers of latex, or whether you'd like it split down the center to allow for different firmnesses on each side of the mattress. The latex is wrapped in an organic cotton and organic […]

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Episode 22: Shannon Cook – Musical influence, British Columbia, Pursuing dreams and Building community

Episode 22: Shannon Cook – Musical influence, British Columbia, Pursuing dreams and Building community

by Ashley @

I’m very excited to share the twenty-second episode of the Woolful podcast. Today we get to meet a wonderfully enthusiastic woman who’s energy is as contagious as her passion, Shannon Cook of Very Shannon.     Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Fancy Tiger Crafts, a beautiful yarn shop based out of Denver, Colorado, who recently launched their online shop, fancytigercrafts.com. They have an amazing selection of fabrics and yarns, including their own Heirloom Romney Yarn, which is grown, milled and dyed here in the US. Make sure to visit Fancy Tiger Crafts in person when in Denver and online at fancytigercrafts.com. Fiber folk: Shannon is a knitter, sewer, designer and mother. Her desire to encourage others is evident through her blog and the various other places you’ll find her, but her ambition and hunger to make and inspire is what initially attracted me to her work. You can hear the smile in her voice and the happiness she finds in creating. You can find Shannon at veryshannon.com and on Instagram @soveryshannon. Man on the street: For this week’s “Man on the Street” I asked the question, “How has music influenced your fiber arts?” We had some great answers from Brienne @brienne_moody, Jennifer […]

How to Reduce Back Pain During Sleep

by MI_Admin @ Mattress Inquirer

Are you one of the 80% of people who experiences back pain from time to time? Back pain has reached nearly epidemic proportions, with nearly […]

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Best Crib Mattress Topper – Buying Guide & Top Picks

by Julie @MattressTopper @ TheBestMattressTopper.Com

Having a baby means that you will need a baby crib during transitioning. However, transitioning your baby from your soft bed to the crib is never easy because the baby has gotten used to your soft bed. To make the baby crib as comfortable as your bed it is important to have a quality crib […]

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Woolful x Biches & Bûches Knitalong

by Ashley @

  It’s been nearly a year since the last Woolful Knitalong and what a year it’s been. As we embark on these cozy wool filled seasons, it felt like the perfect time to celebrate with a special year-long knitalong, inspired by one of my favorite new companies, Biches & Bûches. If you haven’t already listened to the story behind the mother-daughter company Biches & Bûches, you can listen here. Their natural aesthetic strikes such a strong chord with me, the designs, the fiber and the photography. I’ve chosen to knit their no. 3 pullover, but here are some of my other favorites… no. 1 pullover n0. 5 pullover no. 17 pullover no. 30 shawl no 43. hat no. 50 pullover no. 56 mittens And here are the details… How: To participate in this knitalong you can do so by: knitting a Biches & Bûches design/kit OR knitting with Biches & Bûches yarn. It’s up to you, so go take a look at bichesetbuches.com and find your yarn or kit. When: November 1st, 2016 This is a year long knitalong. Take 3 months, take a year! What: Prizes and such will be given throughout the year, including Biches & Bûches and Woolful yarn and kits, and more. We’ll also be […]

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