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  • World Of Wool - Featured Artist October 2010 - Diane Clarke
    of friends she has made through crafting Q A What is your craft Knitting spinning crochet What is your favourite fibre Merino What is your favourite breed of sheep Shetland What do you like most about WOW I love your products great web site and good customer service Diane s web site http www folksy com shops crawlin Examples of Diane Clarke s Work Interested in becoming a featured artist Click here to apply Previous Featured Artists April 2016 Lucy Pendrick March 2016 Jo Lee February 2016 Ilona Urbo January 2016 Simon Brown December 2015 Vivienne Morpeth November 2015 Kathryn Blakeley October 2015 Alison Hemmings September 2015 Dawn Rodgers August 2015 Iona Easton July 2015 Barbara Meek June 2015 Angie Truman May 2015 Carolyn Lucas April 2015 Carla Taylor March 2015 Caroline Morley February 2015 Brigitte Eertink January 2015 Toni Livingstone December 2014 Gina Dunford November 2014 Denise Lithgow October 2014 Karen Price September 2014 Aaron Fletcher August 2014 Von Allen July 2014 Fiona Gill June 2014 Scarlett Wadey May 2014 Bridget Bernadette Karn April 2014 Cathryn Ward March 2014 Jenny Egerton February 2014 Terriea Kwong January 2014 Adrienne Brown December 2013 Amanda Adebisi November 2013 Sue Fraser October 2013 Rachel Dalton September 2013 Teona Stockreiter von Hoerdt August 2013 Nicki Parkin Jones July 2013 Cindy Thompson June 2013 Laura Telfer May 2013 Alison White April 2013 Jennifer Budd March 2013 Jannio Janine Isabelle February 2013 Zsuzsanna Füzes January 2013 Elynn Bernstein December 2012 Deborah Leeke November 2012 Melanie Green October 2012 Sandie Craig September 2012 Jilly Carrington August 2012 Sue Gerber July 2012 Ellie Langley June 2012 Karen Hughes May 2012 Andrea Coleman April 2012 Niki Collier March 2012 Tracy Markey February 2012 Kim Chater January 2012 Debra Esterhuizen December 2011 Caroline Merrell November 2011 Marina Shkolnik October 2011

    Original URL path: http://www.worldofwool.co.uk/artist-of-the-month/diane_clarke.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • How to make a felted pod
    bag olive oil soap 1 spray bottle and 300g 64 s white merino T122 Our thanks to Louise Richardson for this great tutorial which she completed as part of her university studies She studies BA Hons Decorative Arts at Nottingham Trent University and one particular workshop featured feltmaking She decided to develop this idea into developing 3D feltmaking which soon turned into making these adorable little felted pods designed to house birds in a truly eco friendly sustainable way Louise used local undyed wool in this project all purchased from World of Wool and designed the pods for the resort Centerparcs where she plans to put them up on some trees and watch how the birds interact I love all things designed to be eco friendly and I am currently working with printmaking in eco friendly ways but I m sure I ll come back to feltmaking at some point as it s very fun and surprisingly therapeutic Materials and Equipment needed 300g natural un dyed Merino Tops wool I bought 150g of Suffolk wool my local sheep and 150g of Merino undyed Natural Twine or String bundle Approx 30cmx30m netting Bubble wrap small piece Water spray bottle Liquid soap fairy liquid Kettle water supply Craft foam 3 5mm thick A3 sheet approx Use of washing machine An old pair of tights White undyed embroidery thread IF DYEING Salt Large pot pan with lid White onions beetroot spinach leaves Punnet of plums We have put together a featured project kit which contains the main items you will need to make these great felted pods at a discounted price of 12 49 Click the button to buy now Kits required 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Stages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Go

    Original URL path: http://www.worldofwool.co.uk/featured-project/how_to_make_a_felted_pod.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • How to make a seamless wet felted purse
    project kit containing 100g dyed merino royal funky merino mixed bag bamboo rolling mat olive soap bubble wrap and netting The finished felted bag Thanks to Annie Lyn pictured from rosiepink for this fantastic tutorial This small purse is a good project for beginners to learn how to make felt and how to make seamless felted items with a resist Don t worry too much about how your first attempt turns out because with any new craft your first piece may be a bit wobbly but you ll learn a lot about making felt so just have a go and have fun Materials and equipment needed 100g merino wool top in the main colour you choose Few wisps of merino wool in accent colours for decoration optional 2 pieces small bubble bubble wrap approx 70cm x 70cm 1 piece of small bubble bubble wrap approx 20cm x 20cm 2 pieces of tutu net approx 60cm x 60cm Piece of thin plastic 27cm x 34cm laminate floor underlay is good but any smooth plastic can be used to make a resist template that is used to form the bag Bamboo rolling mat 61cms wide we use a cheap window blinds with the fittings removed Clean plastic 1 litre milk container with holes punched in the lid Bar of soap olive oil soap is the best but any soap will do An old towel We have created a special featured project kit that contains most of the items you will need to make this felted bag at a discounted price of 14 99 Click the button to buy now Kits required 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Stages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Go to next stage Print Friendly Back to Featured Projects Order a Sample

    Original URL path: http://www.worldofwool.co.uk/featured-project/how_to_make_a_seamless_wet_felted_purse.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • World of Wool - Custom Batt Maker
    0 00 Blending Charge 15 Total 15 Save Buy Add a fibre Custom Batt Add Fibre Dyed Blue Faced Leicester Fleeces Dyed Merino Fleeces Dyed Perendale Fleeces Natural Fleeces Speciality Fibres Synthetic Fibres Custom Batt Add Fibre Dyed Blue Faced Leicester Fleeces Blue Faced Leicester Chartreuse Blue Faced Leicester Chocolate Blue Faced Leicester Cinnamon Blue Faced Leicester Clementine Blue Faced Leicester Corn Blue Faced Leicester Crimson Blue Faced Leicester Fuchsia Blue Faced Leicester Granite Blue Faced Leicester Mediterranean Blue Faced Leicester Raven Custom Batt Add Fibre Dyed Merino Fleeces Merino Antique Merino Aquamarine Merino Charcoal Merino Chocolate Merino Cinnamon Merino Citrus Merino Claret Merino Conifer Merino Elderberry Merino Emerald Merino Granite Merino Grass Merino Hazelnut Merino Heather Merino Hyacinth Merino Jade Merino Jonquil Merino Laburnum Merino Magenta Merino Ocean Merino Poppy Merino Pumpkin Merino Raven Merino Rose Merino Ruby Merino Sapphire Merino Seal Merino Sky Merino Sunset Merino Turquoise Merino Violet Custom Batt Add Fibre Dyed Perendale Fleeces Perendale Candy Floss Perendale Amethyst Perendale Aqua Perendale Ash Perendale Begonia Perendale Burgundy Perendale Buttercup Perendale Catkin Perendale Cerulean Perendale Crimson Perendale Damson Perendale Dream Perendale Flesh Perendale Forest Perendale Fusion Perendale Lavender Perendale Leaf Perendale Lichen Perendale Loganberry Perendale Marigold Perendale

    Original URL path: http://www.worldofwool.co.uk/custom_batts/ (2016-04-28)
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  • Fibre Focus - Gotland Sheep
    Customer Survey History Of Textiles Did You Know Latest News Fibre Focus Gallery About Delivery Discounts What Our Customers Say Sign Up Links Latest News Fibre Focus Gotland Sheep This month our Fibre Focus talks about the Gotland Sheep which have been known to lamb on New Year s Eve The Sheep The Gotlands are bright active and friendly sheep full of curiosity Ewes generally weigh from 55 to 70kg Rams are heavier weighing in at 75 to 85kg Lambs are born with a lush black birth coat and are very active and quick to suckle They make rapid summer growth 30 to 50kg at 6 to 7 months old dependent on litter size Gotlands are not normally an early lambing breed but have been known to lamb on New Year s Eve The Wool Lambs wool of the Gotland sheep is in demand for its softness and lustre being long enough to be combed The fleece is also quite curly and similar in some ways to mohair and the fibre fineness ranges from 30 44 microns with the lambs wool at the finer end The length is approx 80 150mm and originates in Scandanavia Perfect for hand spinning hand felting and many other craft uses We stock Grey Gotland Top at 1 60 per 100g and Scoured Grey Gotland Fleecewool at 1 40 per 100g Click here for more information Source Gotland Sheep Society Photo With thanks to Gotland Sheep Society Back to Latest News Order a Sample Book Now What s on Offer World Of Wool 2016 Sitemap Privacy and Cookie Policy Terms Conditions Please note all transactions are carried out in GBPounds Currency Conversion for guidance only Google and the font used on this website are trademarks of Google Inc This website is not related to Google

    Original URL path: http://www.worldofwool.co.uk/latest_news/fibre_focus_-_gotlands_sheep_.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Fibre Focus - Zwartbles Sheep
    You Know Latest News Fibre Focus Gallery About Delivery Discounts What Our Customers Say Sign Up Links Latest News Fibre Focus Zwartbles Sheep This month our Fibre Focus talks about the Zwartbles Sheep can you guess what Zwartbles stands for The Sheep Zwartbles sheep were first imported from The Netherlands in the early 1990 s and have since become established in all areas of the UK and Ireland They have enjoyed considerable success in the show ring due to their striking appearance amenable nature and lively character The Zwartbles name means Black with a White Blaze A very noble yet elegant black sheep with a distinctive white blaze from poll to surround the muzzle with outstanding maternal properties making them an excellent crossing variety as well as a pure breed These sheep serve the dual purpose for meat and milk but have the addition of a very fine thick fleece with plenty of crimp The Wool The Zwartbles fleece is medium to fine with excellent crimp along the length of fibre It ranges from dense black to chocolate brown with sunbleached tips Many fleeces have fine silver hairs dispersed throughout the wool which gives a lustre appearance It is a natural brown shade The fleece is bulky with excellent crimp which makes it superb for felting The fibre is 100 120mm long and a fineness of around 30 32 Microns We stock Zwartbles top at 2 00 per 100g Source Zwartbles Photo With thanks to Henk Kosters Back to Latest News Order a Sample Book Now What s on Offer World Of Wool 2016 Sitemap Privacy and Cookie Policy Terms Conditions Please note all transactions are carried out in GBPounds Currency Conversion for guidance only Google and the font used on this website are trademarks of Google Inc This website

    Original URL path: http://www.worldofwool.co.uk/latest_news/fibre_focus_-_zwartbles_sheep_.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Fibre Focus - Devon Sheep
    Latest News Fibre Focus Devon Sheep This month our Fibre Focus talks about the Devon Sheep did you know that the Devon sheep produces more wool per sheep than any other British breed The Sheep The Devon sheep is well proportioned with a strong wide and long top with well sprung rib giving plenty of volume The rear being well muscled with good conformation Average mature ewe weighs 100kg rams 136kg The Devons are a dual purpose sheep suitable for all systems of farming They are equally as happy in a flock of 2 or 3 as they are in a large flock They are a docile sheep it is quiet and easy to catch when needed It is a contented sheep and is a pleasure to tend This hardy sheep is home not only in Devon Cornwall but in other counties of the British Isles and also abroad The Wool The Devon wool fleece is one of the heaviest clips in the UK with fleeces weighing up to 10kgs The head is well covered with long curly wool The body is covered in long curly white wool It is good felting wool and the lambs from this breed are excellent for knitwear and woven fabrics The fineness is approx 40 60microns and length 200 250mm Perfect for hand spinning hand felting doll making and many other craft uses The Devon produce more wool per sheep than any other British breed Mixed with other fleeces this can be easily hand spun Source Devon Cornwall Longwool Association Photo With thanks to Devon Cornwall Longwool Association Back to Latest News Order a Sample Book Now What s on Offer World Of Wool 2016 Sitemap Privacy and Cookie Policy Terms Conditions Please note all transactions are carried out in GBPounds Currency Conversion for

    Original URL path: http://www.worldofwool.co.uk/latest_news/fibre_focus_-_devon_sheep_.htm (2016-04-28)
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  • Fibre Focus - Herdwick Sheep
    month our Fibre Focus talks about the Herdwick Sheep which are the native breed of the central and western Lake District and live on the highest of England s mountains The coat should be heavy and dense with a good undercoat of fine wool of even colour and quality over the whole of the body The Sheep Herdwicks are a dual purpose breed producing strongly flavoured lamb and mutton and a coarse grey wool They are extremely hardy and are managed in the traditional way on the Lake District fells that have been their home for generations The word Herdwyck means sheep pasture and the sheep graze the central and western dales of the Lake District with fells running to over 3000 feet Breeders have concentrated on retaining the Herdwick as an active and strong boned sheep of good conformation The lambs graze with their mothers on the heaf belonging to that farm instilling a lifelong knowledge of where on the fell they should be grazing This is crucial as the central Lake District fells are inaccessible and a sheep which strays from Borrowdale to Eskdale will involve a 100 mile round trip by road for the farmer to collect it The Wool The Herdwick sheep has a heavy dense coat of wool with an insulating undercoat of fine wool perfect for surviving Lake District winters Herdwick wool is a coarse quality hard wearing wool approx 40 microns and a length of 85 90mm We stock light and dark grey Herdwick top at 1 50 per 100g which is perfect for hand spinning Source Herdwick Sheep Photo With thanks to Simons Images Back to Latest News Order a Sample Book Now What s on Offer World Of Wool 2016 Sitemap Privacy and Cookie Policy Terms Conditions Please note all transactions

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