REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP

REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP
MORECAMBE BAY CONSERVATION GRAZER SHEEP

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

fleece collection and new hats

All fleeces collected and 41kgs already sent off to be spun.No pictures it was just too hot on Thursday to think of anything but grabbing up the fleeces and heading down the motorway.Some really big beautiful fleeces from the Morecambe Bay conservation grazer sheep,as well as the usual North Country Cheviot, Bluefaced Leicester, Masham and Whitefaced Woodland I've bought some Black Welsh and lovely Herdwick fleeces.I'd like to weave floor rugs/mats with those but might need a different loom..............!!!!!
Morecambe Bay looked amazing shimmering in the heat,swallows swooping and dipping in and out of the barns,farm dogs resting in the shade,hay gathered in and a hot sticky trip down the motorway for me!Not fair !

These hats have been made from my handwoven,felted tweed by the multitalented Simone from Roses workshop just down the coast in bright and breezy Blackpool,I think the grey one is unisex.I'm heading off to our local 'antique' fair (haha) to find a retro/antique-y/blingy bit of costume jewelery to pin on the black hat ------ chic or what??!!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Footstools

At last I've collected the footstools & I'm really very,very pleased as they are beautiful! Upholstered by Rhonda Fraser using my tweed handwoven from local wool ,stools constructed by Chris French both skilled artisans working in the Morecambe Bay area.Very definitely a local product to be proud of !

handwoven bag

handwoven bag