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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.


Wednesday, February 28, 2007

BEAUTIFUL BABY

...lots of beautiful Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino in stock .
Also dropped off by the stork as of late: new kidlin colours, gorgeous stitch markers, Briggs and Little "Anniversary Twist" (buy any two skeins of regular Briggs and Little and get one of these special edition yarns for $1.50!), and loads of new sock yarn.
... new from London-Wul, hand dyed polwarth along with hand spun Alpaca/wool tweed.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

INNA GADDA DA VITA


...hey, here she is! I created this throw back Diva wanna-be just in time for our upcoming sculptural felting class. She'll be there with bells (bottoms that is) on.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

CLASS TO DYE FOR


MULTI-TECHNIQUE DYE CLASS

WHO:
Instructor: Joanna Close
A fine arts post graduate, textile artist Joanna Close works as a professional weaver, spinner and dyer. Joanna has spent several years hand-dyeing wool for Rug Hooking artist Deanne Fitzpatrick. She has compiled substantial research in natural dye techniques and has developed a signature body of one of a kind hand dyed, hand woven landscape designs.

WHAT:
This class will encompass a number of dye theories and techniques including:

- colour theory
- dyeing proteins, cellulose and synthetic fibres
- safety precautions when dyeing
- dyeing for striped knitting
- dyeing solid colours
- dyeing mottled coulours (space dyeing)
- dyeing for a warp and weft
- dyeing techniques for hooking

with demonstrations in :
- dyeing wool, mohair and silk

and hand-on instruction in
- dyeing your choice of wool fleece, wool skeins or wool fabric


WHERE: London-Wul Fibre Arts
1937 Melanson Rd, Lakeburn, NB

www.thewoolworks.com
info@thewoolworks.com
1-506-382-6990

WHEN: Saturday May 12/07, 1PM-5PM


The cost of this class is $75.00 plus tax, materials are included in this cost.
class maximum applies
Students are registered on payment.
Inquire at London-Wul Fibre Arts
info@thewoolworks.com
Please bring a pair of rubber gloves.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

WORKING HARD


...been working hard in the dye studio,

Well, one of us has been working. Angus is more inclined to supervise (in comfort).

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Monday, February 12, 2007

HOOK-IN AT LONDON-WUL !



..had an absolutely wonderful day with you all. Learned lots and laughed allot too..... Thanks for coming out !

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

EINSTEIN MEETS MUSHU

Ok, so there was some major Einstein activity here on Sunday and guess what? I completely forgot to take pictures! I did, however receive this picture of Mushu sporting her own freshly knit coat. Patsy, my sister in law and Mushu's mom, is a new knitter. She was a wee bit daunted by the Einstein coat and decided to join us by knitting a somewhat smaller project to start off with. Our KAL is after all, the "Custom Einstein"! So here's Mushu, in Montreal, looking very pleased with her superbly fitted garment. Yay Patsy! We're so glad that you've joined "those who knit".

In the past week we have seen Renee's Einstein completed. Renee picked out some amazing pewter buttons which complemented the coat beautifully. Lots of other knitters at various stages of completion ... photos to come, I promise.

Top marks for always seeing things in a positive light go to my sister Gwen who is knitting the Einstein as her first major project. Gwen let me know that, although her schedule does not allow for major amounts of knitting time, she is steadily working away at it. .... AND as fate would have it, she has already found the perfect red cashmere sweater to wear under her Einstein when it's done :)

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

FORWARD THINKING ?


...well, it's finally here! My copy of Victorian Lace Today that is. I have been waiting for this book (back ordered by popular demand, customers first and all ....) With this arrival I can wait no longer to let you in on our plans for the summer (well one of them).
I know it's a little early buuuuuttt.... never too early to start thinking about the next Knit-A-Long!
What better to knit through the summer months than cool, airy and elegant lace. For yourself, or perhaps as a gift?
So here's the deal. Sign up will run right through to May when we will begin our Victorian Lace Knit-A-Long. You'll need some time to choose which of these spectacular pieces to knit.
.... oh, and while signing up, if you purchase this book and your lace yarn at London-Wul you'll receive a 15% discount on both.
As with the current knit-A-Long there will be drop-in days and blog posts throughout. All are welcome "in-house" or "from away".
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Friday, February 02, 2007

NOW SHOWING


If at all possible, do come out to see our latest Gallery Showing.
The works of Valentine Bachmann are sure to delight!
Valentine hooks rugs out of Bridgewater Nova Scotia.
Also a painter, Valentine playfully combines colour and texture throughout her natural and "Earthly" themes.
... a reminder on Rug Hooking. London-wul is hosting another Hook-In this Feb 11, 1-5 pm.
All are welcome.
Notes on the Einstein: hey gang the Einstein drop in takes place this Sunday! Can't wait to knit with you all once again. For those of you "from away" let us know how your doing. have any pictures to send?
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