Wednesday, 25 November 2009

A Rainbow of New Supplies

When I first started felt-making a few years ago I dreamed of one day having a beautiful selection of colours in my cupboard to compare, contrast and generally lose myself in. With my latest sack-load:

from Wingham Wool Work I think I'm well on my way. I'm sure most of you felt-makers out their have already discovered them but if not check them out - they have a vast range of beautiful merino tops in 125 colours and many, many other lovely fibres - the list is almost endless. From what I can read they are an ethical company too who only have wool fleece from sheep that have not undergone the very unpleasant practice of mulesing, something I was completely unaware of until very recently.
So I have plenty of supplies to keep me busy with new designs for quite a while, although always after placing on order I immediately think of yet another colour that I want!

7 comments:

  1. great place to do business with. love their wool

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  2. Thanks for the link. I have just bought some really fab merino wool rovings off Ebay and was really thrilled with what I got but it's always nice to have more to choose from. Cant wait to see what yuou do with it all. Happy felting.
    A x

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  3. Christmas come early! What is mulesing?

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  4. Mulesing is where skin from the animal's rump is cut away (often it seems without anaesthetic) to prevent later flystrike. Here is one link which gives some facts, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulesing - there are also some very passionate campaigns out there trying to get it banned, and some upsetting pictures on the internet - so I was pleased to see Wingham's statement that they're now free of such wool.

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  5. Lovely colours and thanks for the link!

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  7. :o) oops deleted that cos there was a silly typo!

    That looks like the bag I received from them last week - bustin out at the seams! I love wingham always great quality fibres
    x

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