REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP

REAL WOOL FROM REAL SHEEP
MORECAMBE BAY CONSERVATION GRAZER SHEEP

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Upcycling project

Heres something to keep me busy over the next few months! 4 ex public house stools bought from the local junk shop,not the tall bar stools but the ones you get when you sit at a table. They're oak,see the ones my brother has already stripped which need wirewooling and waxing to a nice finish then re-upholstering and covering with felted tweed.Should be transformed!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

November at Silverdale

You can't see them because I'm a poor photographer but the birdlife here on this misty,damp day was amazing! Herons,Oystercatchers,Curlews,Divers and Gulls of course.My sister is the 'twitcher' and through her binoculars I could see loads and put names to some of them!

 
On to Greenlands Farm Village with this Gansey style chunky jacket

footstools


Here is an image of one of the footstools.Tweed woven by me,upholstery and joinery carried out by skilled artisans in the Morecambe Bay area,displayed on handwoven throw ----just the thing for a winter afternoon by the fire + a cup of Earl Grey and chocolate digestive!

Update !!

Quite a lot has happened since the lovely throws arrived.Matching cushions are being made from the extra yardage.Also some new sweater styles and the tweed covered footstools are finished and on display at Posh Sardine in Arnside along side ponchos knitted from the fleeces of the Arnside flock of rare breed Whitefaced Woodland sheep ------- see article in Lancashire Life starring Sandra,Jane and me being totally overshadowed by the handsome sheep!


poncho in the workroom and new tunic style sweater

handwoven bag

handwoven bag