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.

Friday, August 30, 2013

August Ends

August has been a colorful month. I've dyed loads of wool fabric for rug hooking and wool applique.
There has been lots of freshly dyed yarn as well. We are excited about the  Fall season with workshops in full swing and new fibres, yarns and fabrics arriving for the "nesting season".
How would we possibly make it through the long Canadian winter without stitching?
I have been knitting up a storm not being able to resist temptation with all the lovely new yarns in the shop. there is still time, by the way to join me in my first Mystery Knit Along by Stephen West.
We have 32 absolutely gorgeous colors in Shibui's Merino/silk  "Staccato",  perfect for Stephens "Color Craving" MKAL.

As the weather cools off I am looking forward to quilting  the top that I put together this summer. As well I am keeping up with my quilt challenge group. This month's challenge theme is "the sound of silence". ... still thinking on this one. Life on the farm is anything but silent!

There are  hooked rugs 'aplenty in my life at the moment as well. Several in various stages of completion as is how I like to tackle a series. As well I am off to visit the US again as I continue to explore punch needle hooking. In the meantime, punch hooks, monks cloth and, of course, yarns are available in the shop for those who would like to give it a try.

 XO Heidi

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Fibre, Fleece, Fabric and Visitors

Our new "Open Studio Days" are off to the races.  We are having great fun sharing projects of all description with visitors who come to stay for a day ... or three.
The response to this program has been so very positive that I am overwhelmed and really quite touched by your interest and enthusiasm. Thank you!
Here's how it works;  our new teaching schedule is flexible so that those who are interested no longer have to wait for a body of students to accumulate.
Come by yourself, with a friend or make it a group party.
We have added an expansion to our building. The first of two new classroom spaces has been opened and is waiting just for you!

Thursday, August 01, 2013

For my Quilt Challenge group...

The Summer holds a challenge for me to read as much as I possibly can. For our June/July challenge themed "memories"  my mind turned to novels, conjuring characters and creating their fictional memories. Next life, a novelist! Oh to have such a talent.
In the meantime here is my summer novel, created in the form of a small, whimsical quilt. "The factory girls" Can you imagine their story? Can you imagine their memories?

Image transfer, piecing, applique, machine stitching.
With special thanks to Betty London for providing the photograph that was used in this piece.


more Latitude challenge Quilts here: http://latitudequilts.blogspot.ca/

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