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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.


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

HAPPY NEEDLES


.... Our new needles have been making everyone smile. They are so much fun I admit to have added a few pairs to my own collection as well.
The good news is that we have just received a fresh assortment as well as some fabulous stitch markers to match.

Friday, May 27, 2011

STARLING TOES AND FIREFLYS

... more on starlings and stitching this week.
This piece was developed from a little painting that I had worked into my sketchbook.
Is it a strange cropping? I have been told that it is. My thought was that little bird feet are so beautiful and intriguing that it would be nice to do a little foot "study".
Or perhaps this is simply a mysterious moonlit starling who chooses to remain anonymous.





Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MORE ON SPINNING

... there has been much spinning at London-Wul of late. By the end of this weekend I sent students forth with spindles and fibre, wheels dancing in their heads and freshly spun skeins in hand. I love teaching spinning, probably because I can remember the thrill of learning to spin yarn as though it were yesterday. In solidarity with my new spinners I have been working at the wheel myself, preparing hand spun skeins to meet the dye pot.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

SPINDLESPUN

My new little Turkish spindle has been both a source of amusement and distraction this week.
What a little gem this is. ...very hard to stop playing with it once you get started! A special thanks to Threads Thru Time , a beautiful little shop where you can purchase your very own Turkish spindle. Best of luck in deciding which color to choose! They are all so wonderful.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

STITCHING MY STARLING

.... more work towards my C+G certificate. First a stamped image, followed by a pen and ink rendering. Then two stitched interpretations.



Thursday, May 05, 2011

HEAPS OF HANDSPUN








I have been spring cleaning, rearranging and generally sprucing up the shop this week.
In doing so I realize that I have spun a heck of a lot of yarn by hand. All of my wheels are working very hard and earning their keep. Well, Yay for me - I need another wheel don't you think? Yup, ordered the special edition 30" production wheel by Ashford. Oh happy day!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

TWO YEARS


...... Happy Birthday Dottie. Two years and never a day of trouble.
Happiness is sharing a home with 300 lbs of dog (that would include her brother Angus, of course).
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