Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cloverleaf Creates Art With Help From Their Shetland Sheep

Margaret of Cloverleaf Art & Fibre introduced herself to me in August.  I have been reading their blog and it is about a very interesting art and life.  They are located in the town of Cloverleaf in eastern Manitoba.  They own a flock of registered Shetland Sheep.  Margaret spins, dyes, and sews and Linda is a visual artist who works with fleece.  Linda creates stunning wall hangings that are needle felted on handmade felt.  They also make pocket purses and other accessories, felted sculptures, and more. 

"The sheep are a constant source of amusement and inspiration. We are bringing in three more ewe lambs this week from other flocks in Canada who share our breeding goals of wonderful fine fleece in a multitude of colours. As of now we are the only registered flock of Shetlands in Manitoba but we hope that there will be more soon." - Margaret

I would suggest you read their interesting blog as well as visit their Etsy site for their current creations.

Linda is also offering a needle felt workshop on Saturday October 2nd at Munroe Library in Winnipeg. You can learn basic needle felting skills with all materials provided.  "Linda will bring some design suggestions to spark your creativity, but we know that no two finished pieces will be alike! The background for your picture will be 'upcycled' wool blanket cloth. The fleece for the design comes from the Leafhaven flock of Shetland sheep, in natural and hand dyed colours.  More fabric and fleece will be for sale at the workshop, so you can stock up for your next project."

Saturday, October 2, 2010
1:30 - 4:00 pm
Munroe Library
489 London Street

Cost: $45 (includes background fabric, fleece in a variety of colours, and felting needles )

To register, email or phone 231-4321

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