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, February 26, 2013

                                                      Little Pretties
                               .... a tour of the shop.
                              A little February cheer can be a wonderful thing!


Tuesday Feb 26, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

                                  On: Sunday Morning Quilts

  Amanda Jean Nyberg (crazymomquilts.blogspot.ca) and Cheryl Arkison (cherylarkison.com) got it just right! Sunday Morning Quilts is a gentle invitation to embrace your stash and dive-in to quilt making. This modern look at scrap quilting will have you feeling both capable and inspired.  Delightful stash management strategies are discussed with a collaborative playfulness that feels distinctly as though you are sitting-in on your new favorite stitching circle. Storage solutions, from barrels, bags and bins to hand-made colour-coded boxes are presented with a practical and creative approach as well.
Sunday Morning Quilts defines Modern Quilting with generous amounts of respect and inclusion qualifying all with "the most important aspect of quilting is working with what you like, making what you like". Such lovely conversations are coupled with 16 fun projects complete with instruction as well as encouragement to move forward, modify and personalize modern scrap quilting.
What I loved most about this book?
It celebrates the camaraderie of two quilters (in true modern, on-line fashion).
It is new and fresh with all of the comforts of tradition.
It is practical, accessible and do-able for everyone.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

......did a major tidy-up in the studio.
Happy Valentine's to me!

                                                                                         Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

                                                      CARNIVAL Quilt

Here is the quilt that I put together for our first Latitude Quilts challenge themed "Carnival".
From my initial sketch and fabric selection, I thoroughly enjoyed this process....

I enjoyed this theme. It is a subject matter that I most likely would never have approached on my own. The first thoughts that came to mind when contemplating this challenge were monochromatic, photographic images of the "side show" carnival variety. In fact my perception was so photo oriented that I knew I would not be able to take this line of approach without copy-write access which became a deterrent.
I then began to explore the Venetian Carnival which, of course, is such a visual draw. I chose a relatively subdued palette in contrast to this very lively and colorful theme. The figure in this piece is meant to be somewhat ambiguous as Carnival is known to be a festival of disguise both in terms of gender and social strata. Fruit and vines were included to indicate a celebration of bounty and indulgence. Pears were added in reference to nature, curves and the feminine form, also a formative subject matter when considering the Venetian Carnival!
Finally, a little starling head appears in this piece to add a sense of  mischievous folly. This very particular bird appears in many of my pieces.

Techniques and materials:
hand painted, appliqued, hand-painted fabrics and paper
photographic image transfer, inkjet (This pertains to the little starling who actually lives in our home and kindly poses for photo-shoots whenever necessary. He is a non-releasable rescued bird.)
Prisma coloured pencils, textile paints and textile medium.
free motion stitching throughout

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