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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.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

FUTURE RUGS


...spent the day washing collected wool of all variety. These will be cut and dyed in preparation for a winter of rug hooking.
Preparing for winter, it's the Canadian way...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

COME TO MAMA


......this little bundle of joy is on it's way home to me.
designed by Anna maria Horner
ordered from FabricSupplies on Etsy .
..........yum.
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Sunday, June 21, 2009

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY ARNOLD


Dottie came home today. Do you suppose we'll get any work done EVER again?
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Friday, June 19, 2009

SEEING RED


...loads of Holiday red in the dyepots today. All for my friend Sherri who now has 6 months to spin, weave, knit and Hook all of her Christmas projects.
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Friday, June 12, 2009

OH JOY

My RugHooking friend Joy walked right into the shop yesterday and presented me with this:
I should say that the last time Joy was in she was wearing one such flower which I shamelessly ogled the whole time she was here. Well didn't she go ahead and make one just for me? Thanks Joy! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I love it just as much as chocolate...

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

SHOPKEEP

This month I have taken on the role of shop keep at london-Wul.
I am buzzing around the shop, tidying, tagging and best of all chatting with all who come along. I have been managing the shop from my place in the studio for several years now. This as opposed to the front role that I first played when the business was starting out.
It is lovely to be in the thick of things again, speaking with all of our visitors and helping out with project details, questions and color quandaries. For 10 years London-Wul has been my work in progress. Now I am enjoying this time spent in sharing the experience with our customers.
That being said, I am very fortunate to have a great support team, first and foremost the girls who help in the shop with all of the day to day activities. As the schedule would have it, both Sherri and Linda have taken some time to attend to life in general - as is good to do. I will be relieved in their return as the summer moves into full swing though, for the moment I will enjoy being right smack in the middle of it all!:)

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

SUMMER


.......... the summer line up will bring this little fellow to stay with us. At the moment he resides with my good friend at Kim Ellis Designs. Kim is a rug hooker, spinner, weaver and farmer (she wove the mat on which this little guy is perched). She's very "groovy" too. How great is that? A tall, blond, super slim in an oh so elegant way, sheep farmer and fibre artist. Best of all she has a heart of gold. She's been bottle feeding said lamb for the past few weeks after his having been unceremoniously deposited by an anonymous ewe who lays no claim whatsoever. Next week we will travel to pick him up and add him to the London -Wul fold:)


...... black and white, in the top right hand corner, embraced in a heap of siblings. That would be "Dottie" who will come to live with us in a few weeks time. Arnold has been without a dog for several months now (Angus is forever at MY side). Although we both projected a new pup sometime next year, it seems that the void was just too large. He found a photo of these little ones posted at the feed mill and soon went to have a visit. Mom is a Newf and dad is a Pyrenees/ Maremma. Dottie will be most likely be smaller than Angus (as are both her parents) no doubt they will make a good pair. .............. this summer will be full of "something new".

.... and finally, my summer reading has arrived. This year will be all about Donna Morrisey and Newfoundland. I have started with Kit's Law and will read through the collection in sequence. This will allow me to re-read Sylvanus Now which I absolutely loved the first time around. Lullabies for Little criminals by Heather O'Niel will add my native city of Montreal connection (thanks for the recommendation Matt) and I will settle back in New Brunswick with David Adams Richards who some find too dark but I find just..... real.
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