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.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Here is a pattern designed by my friend Bill, from Toronto, who visits the shop each and every summer.

This is "Arsenic and Old Lace". Here's what Bill has to say about the shawl:

"I have turned to one of my favourite movies for inspiration. I’ve looked to the recipe for the poisoned wine the 2 old aunts use to release elderly gentlemen from their lonely lives - “For a gallon of elderberry wine, I take one teaspoon full of arsenic, then add half a teaspoon full of strychnine, and then just a pinch of cyanide”

Is that not brilliant?

You can find this pattern here:

Here's Bill's Sea to Sea Shawl:

Bill says, " This circular shawl has motifs inspired by a cross-country trek across Canada. From the center out, patterns reference the Rocky Mountains, the prairie’s grain elevators and wheat, central pine trees, the fleur de lis and quaint east coast churches".

Find this pattern at: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-to-sea-shawl
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