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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, April 23, 2008

I'M BACK ...SORT OF

...well just back long enough to commit to a "real" post tomorrow:)
I realize that this in itself is a ridiculous thing to post but sheeeeeesh! It's been busy around here.
lets just say:
Baby Lock, Baby Lock, Baby Lock, Goat shearing, iPod, dog hair and more dog hair, Janet Evanovich, bus tours, knee socks, baby booties and Bobs your uncle.....

Now I must to run to knitting night but in the meantime, I'll leave you with the 2008 summer schedule here at ye olde London-Wul:

Group Activities
London-Wul invites your group to take part in our varied workshops and activities tailored to special interests and hands-on learning experiences that will both entertain and inspire. Explore a living, working farm, unique in its commitment to sustainability, tradition and animal well-being.

Explore
Enjoy the inspiration of our rural setting with a guided walk through our lively woods, pasture and gardens.
This activity will encompass discussions about traditional wool production, local dye plants and London-Wul’s unique animal care philosophy.
Learn to transform natural fibre into yarn using a traditional drop spindle technique.
An informative workshop on handspinning will have you prepare your very own handmade yarn!

Duration: 2 hours
Group minimum: 10
Notes: considerable walking, outdoor environment
* please wear Comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for farm environment.
Recommended for: Family
Cost: $10.00, Adult $3.50, children

Experience
Partake in an intimate afternoon of fine craft. Learn to make felt using a needling technique. Create your own your own whimsical sculpture from wool!
All materials included.

Duration: 4 hours
Group Minimum: 6 (group maximum applies)
Notes: No prior experience is required, Light refreshments will be served
Recommended for: Adults
Cost: $45.00 per person

Encounter (available in 2008)
Encounter the inner workings of a fibre farm and fibre arts studio. This adventure will walk you through a day in the life of London-Wul. Exploration will include a guided tour of London-Wul farm, as well as a Nature walk and collection of natural dye plants. Learn to wash and card wool then use the plants that you have collected to dye these natural fibres. Also learn to spin your own yarn using an ancient drop spindling technique. Let this exquisite setting, these beautiful fibre producing animals as well as knowledgeable interpreters and artisans ignite your creative spirit!

Duration: 7 hours
Group minimum: 6
Notes: considerable walking, outdoor environment * please wear Comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for farm environment, a hearty lunch and nutritious snacks will be served. *Emphasis on learning new skills, lively discussion and creativity.
Recommended for: Adults

Cost: $85.00


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