Holy Grail: Sailors’ Woolies
In our “Holy Grail” posts, we’ll be discussing some treasures that we, as of now, only dream of owning. My first desired item is any type of antique “woolie,” typically made by British sailors before WWI. These adorable, folky wool pictures were made by sailors trying to pass their time at sea. Some are crazy intricate and well-made, and others are kind of crummy and hilarious. All, however, are super fascinating and cool.
I’m hoping that there was a real lazy sailor who made a real small woolie that maybe I can afford. I checked ebay, but so far no luck. If you’ve got one of these in your basement, let me know and we can make a deal.
I like this one because it is extra crazy. Look at that wool smoke. Very impressive.
Update from Sarah: I think this variety of post will only be Erin’s jam, because I can’t at the moment think of anything that expensive that I’d find and want to actually keep.