Thursday, January 31, 2008

February



This is what my work table looked like today. Not much felting going on these days...for a number of reasons. I needed to search for a new supplier of Fleece. I need fleece that's from New Zealand which is sometimes difficult to source when you live in Newfoundland and Labrador. I placed an order with RH Lindsay I had recently changed suppliers but the fleece was from South Africa...beautiful to look at and touch but it was almost too perfect or just overprocessed. I like fleece that has a few bits and bobs in it, (twigs and grasses etc.) and the best fleece I have ever had comes from New Zealand. Another reason why I'm not in full production at the moment, is because I received a Grant from the Newfoundland and Labrador Craft Council to take time to develop new work. I want to start working with pattern (again) and move a little away from felting. One thing that holds me back (I think) is that I don't draw. did I mention this already? I can't believe tomorrow is the first day of February. Happy Birthday Heidi. I will write again soon.

2 comments:

island sweet said...

wonderful to watch a thought unfolding...

Sydney said...

Hi Breanda,
Your felting is great! I am a felter from alberta and I get my wool from Custom Woolen Mills. It is an antique mill and the merino wool comes mainly from saskatchewan. Their website is not the greatest but from what you describe I think that you would love their wool and they often have more colours than what is shown. Cost is really good too, about $12-13 per pound. They will ship to you. Just thought I'd let you know of a canadian source.
www.customwoolenmills.com