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London-Wul is a fibre farm in New Brunswick Canada where animals are neither destroyed nor sold without exception. Also a national award winning shop and studio, London-Wul is home to textile artist Heidi Wulfraat.


Thursday, August 24, 2006

HARVESTING COLOUR


...... yesterday's harvest was Goldenrod, which the farm has in abundance. This is a good thing as beautiful yellow-greens (dyed on kid mohair in this case) are the result.


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Thursday, August 17, 2006

INTERLUDE


.....Please excuse my recent blogging interlude.
At the moment our time is being devoured by, well, running the business. Welcoming our visitors, ordering and preparing for the Holiday Season, putting together our Fall/Winter events schedule, maintaining the barns and gardens and making product.
Not least of all, the dogs, sheep, goats and rabbits need their chin scratching. Just ask Baahby.


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Thursday, August 10, 2006

ON WEATHER AND CREATIVITY

...More dye pots on the go today. The heat has lifted with the coming of August. I am so relieved. With the drop in temperature I'm back to a mad pace in the garden, the barns and the studio. I feel the shift in the weather like the lifting of a migraine headache. Euphoria! I am definitely a "Fall person". I love physical work
it feeds my mind and builds anticipation to get back into the studio and create (not "working out" mind you, I can't see the point of expending all that energy and not getting a job done:)

I have been asked to speak at a Creativity Symposium in October 2007. I'm really excited about it, and have been thinking about the creative process, how to inspire ideas and how to choose from your ideas, which to nurture, invest in and carry through to a finished piece of work.

On this note I have started a small creativity corner (see upper right margin) issuing a small challenge or food for thought. A starting place from which ideas may stem?? I hope that you join in and "create" something of your own!



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Saturday, August 05, 2006

DYE GARDEN


I have added a sample dye garden beside the studio with labeled plants and naturally dyed yarns. Over time my dye plant collection, including wild plants, has become strewn over 140 acres of farm land. This contained version of the same gives our guests an opportunity to connect dye source to end result minus the backpacking!

The pots are on full steam today and I am hoping to continue dyeing steadily for the next two weeks. I made up an interesting grass and violet petals pot yesterday.... will simmer again today and add yarn on Sunday.

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