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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.


Saturday, March 15, 2008

A FUN READ


... a discussion among flock members :
" Mopple the whale insisted that you judge a shepherd's merits by the quantity and quality of the fodder he provided, and in this respect there was nothing whatsoever, to be said against George Glenn. Finally they agreed that a good shepherd was one who never docked the lambs' tails; didn't keep a sheepdog; provided good fodder and plenty of it, particularly bread and sugar but healthy things too like green stuff, concentrated feed, and mangel-wurzels (for they were all very sensible sheep); and who clothed himself entirely in the products of his own flock, for instance an all-in-one suit made of spun sheep's wool, which would look really good, almost as if he were a sheep himself. Of course it was obvious to them that no such perfect being was to be found, but a nice idea all the same. "
Leonie Swann; Three Bags Full, a sheep detective story.
This book is soo much fun! For any one who has ever kept sheep, or generally appreciates the many and various endearing qualities of sheep, this book's for you... and your friends.... and their friends!
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

YET ANOTHER STUDIO SNAP


More dyed locks on the drying rack in the studio today.

Behind, you'll notice a tapestry canvas that I found in Pointe Claire, on the west end of Montreal. I couldn't believe my luck when I stumbled upon it!

I am slowly producing a collection of naturally dyed fibre from which I will some day spin the yarn to work this piece (It's on the 20 year schedule, but I'm OK with that).

I have searched for similar canvases, hoping that maybe this spindler (or this couple) is part of a series. I think that it was made in Greece.

........ Anyone out there have information that may shed some light on this beautiful canvas?


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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

BATTS, BATTS, BATTS


More carded Batts coming from the studio today. On the menu; Finn and soysilk.
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