Monthly Archives: August 2010

Arrangements for installing the wool sausages

On Wednesday evening I will be stuffing wool sausages with the help of Crickhowell and Llanbedr Scouts. On Friday with the help of volunteers and a 10 strong team of Gurkha soldiers we will carry the ‘sausages’ up onto the … Continue reading

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The net sweatshop

From Alison and Peter……. I attach 2 photos which I thought might amuse you of the net production process in our kitchen deploying two cardboard poster tubes, a clamp on the ceiling and a swivel shackle (from the boat) attached … Continue reading

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Help from the Gurkhas and Black Mountain Graziers

On 3rd September we will be ‘crossing the line’ with the help of the Gurkhas. Sounds like a covert army manoeuvre! However this is in fact the day that we will be installing the wool sausages in the erosion channels. … Continue reading

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Making nets for wool sausages

From Alison an interested collaborator We have made 6 jute string nets and have pioneered a manufacturing method involving a 4 foot cardboard poster tube suspended from the lounge ceiling. Works a treat (with 10 nicks in the top rim … Continue reading

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Finding pegs

After loads of phone calls ( Brecon exchange went down!) I found Peter at Brooke & Senior, Cleckheaton. I was trying to find out the cost of wooden skewers used by Welsh farms to close wool sheets (sacks of shorn … Continue reading

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Welcome to the woollen line

‘A woollen line’ ¬†is an artist idea originated by Pip Woolf We are researching the potential to use low grade wool as a ¬†conservation textile to repair an area of damaged peat bog in the Black Mountains of mid Wales. … Continue reading

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