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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, January 30, 2008

DAY TWO


...here's Angus on day 2 with many late nights of rug hooking to go! as is most often the case I'm working from a photo. This one was taken on a visit to Rock Port New Brunswick along a very remote shoreline. The picture is beautiful and just fine as it is - a photo. When I first drew the rug I felt there was something missing but couldn't quite put my finger on it. Then it occurred to me that I was simply recreating a lovely photo, while the beauty of rug hooking is in the story telling. On my last day of drawing I added (in the midst of this very majestic scene) the large blue bowl with a yellow center, that is key to our Angus. In the bowl lays a grinning yet sacrificial smelt.. and therein lies the story of this rug.
Angus has endured three surgeries, 3 weeks of hospitalization, 6 months and counting of recovery time as well as a complete dietary revamp (as an aside, due to allergies). In all of this Angus remains ever optimistic, fun loving and happy-go-lucky. Rather than dwelling, his enviable dog psyche has taken hold of all that is good such as 24 hour attention, massage therapy, carrot sticks (he's not allowed to have regular biscuits anymore, no corn, wheat, flour, strictly fish, potato, veggies) and most of all smelts! Yes, a smelt snack is enough to fill his heart with a joy that we can only aspire to. That's Angus.... that's his story.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

HOOKING "HIMSELF"


I am really exited to be hooking a new rug. Guess who? I finished the drawing and started to hook yesterday. It's a really large piece about 31/2 feet x 6 feet. I'm hooking on linen again and finding it much easier to deal with than burlap. ...will post the whole canvas when I take it off the frame.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

CLASS DAY

Sunday Feb 3/08, 1pm - 4pm
Choose from:

A CHUNKY CABLED HAT, knit in the richly textured Noro kochoran or Iro.
Learn the Long tailed cast on, knitting in the round with circular needles, knitting on double pointed needles, increasing, decreasing and cabled knitting.

A COZY BEDTIME SOCK, knit with luxurious Noro Kochoran, angora blend.
Learn the long tailed cast on, knitting on 5 double pointed needles, "after thought" heel construction, wedge toe construction, increasing, decreasing, kitchener stitch (grafting).

cost: $30.00 plus HST and supplies.
to register or for more information call Sherri, Linda or Heidi at 506-382-6990.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

THE ANGUS EQUATION


...yet another note to say that Angus is doing very well. His spirits are great and he's not only back on his feet but becoming rather quick on his feet. Here are some mitts recently completed using "The Angus Equation" (couldn't that be the title of a great new thriller novel?) ; on carder splash hair 'o Angus , Lolly locks (lovingly saved from her not -so-grey days) and a dash of silk, (befitting of course), spin to a lofty 4 or 5 wpi, knit two lovely Angus inspired mittens, warm and Newfoundlandish. And finally, gift said mitts to someone special, in this case the incredible surgeon who is responsible for rebuilding our boy Angus - Thank you!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

HOLY SMOKE!



Holy smoke ! ...London-Wul was written up in the latest issue of FiberArts Magazine! .... can't breath ....hyper venti....

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Friday, January 04, 2008

MITT KNIT CLASS


Chunky Mitt Class, with Tanya,

These mittens work up in no time with this chunky colorful yarn. You will learn all of the techniques needed to follow a conventional mitten pattern. A great class to learn how to knit in the round using double pointed needles, increases and decreases as well as grafting. All you need to know is how to knit and purl.

Techniques:
- Long tail cast on
- Increasing and decreasing
- Knitting in the round with double pointed needles
- Kitchener stitch/grafting

Date: Sunday, Jan 20, 1-4pm,
$30.00 plus HST and supplies. * remember to come early to choose your colour and wind your yarn* Call Sherri, Linda or Heidi, 506.382.6990

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR


Happy New Year from all of us at "snowy" London-Wul Farm!


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