Category Archives: wool

Articulation’s Current Exhibition Connected Heritage, Gimli, Manitoba

The exhibition is on all summer at the New Icelandic Heritage Museum in Gimli Manitoba.  Research for this body of work began with a study session covering Winnipeg, Gimli and the Inter-Lake area of Lake Winnipeg. I posted earlier about the trip here and here. When we Articulation members were back in our respective studios, we got to […]

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Photo Shoot in the Green Shed by Tony Bounsall

Tony Bounsall – Tony Bounsall Photo Design came to the Green Shed for a photo shoot. Tony has been photographing my work for years because he really knows how to capture textiles. Here he is setting up to photograph Barbara McCaffrey’s large work. I thought this work would be a challenge because it is solid buttons that […]

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Things Textiley in Greece – 12 Parts of the Greek Evzone Guard Uniform

Here is one of those pesky tourists standing beside one of the famed Greek Evzone – guards of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the president’s mansion, dressed in his Sunday uniform. To join this elite division of guards one has to be over 6′ 1.3″/1.87m tall. The guard’s uniform evolved from the Klephts’ […]

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Teasels – a cloth worker’s tool.

This year’s teasel harvest I refreshed the teasels at the front door.  This is my shingle. elserine is a weaver.  During a Vancouver Island Surface Design Assoc meeting elserine demonstrated how the teasel was/is used to full woven or knit garments to make them soft. Gently stroking the cloth with a tied teasel bundle raises the nap. Commercially […]

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Textile Treasures Exhibition – Mark Makers at Tulista Gallery, Sidney

The Mark Makers are exhibiting again! Here is a peek at what they have produced over the past couple of years. This is the view as one walks into the gallery – wearable art and 2D and 3D wet felt. To the right are the results of a challenge to produce interpretations of the Melford […]

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Studio Footwear and Laundry Centre

I received lots of comments and questions about my choice of Studio Footwear, as seen in this previous blog post.To answer you all, here are the details. Outside: (Left) Suede, Danish-style clog. Brand – ‘Simple’. The best feature is when I step in soft soil the heel print says ‘past’ while the toe part has […]

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Etsy, Ravenmade Works New Pillows

I’m getting ready to list more pillows on my Etsy Shop, Ravenmade Works Shop, but I want to know more about the textiles they are made of, where they came from, and who made them. I want to include this information in the description of the pillows. Hand spun, hand woven wool fabric is embroidered […]

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