On March 17th I am installing a ‘short line’, 100 metres in fact, and depending on how much we can all carry up onto the hill we may also install a second, ‘broken’ or ‘dashed’ line made of wool sausages.
The felt line has been made possible with funding from the Welsh Assembly Government Resilience fund. It was left over from work I have been doing with artist, Kirsty Claxton, where we have been exploring new ways of getting people involved. With the spare grant and generosity of the Woolly Shepherd, the company who supply the felt, who on this occasion have given me a very special rate, 2012 will see more than the intended 4 lines installed.
For anyone interested in innovative uses of wool it is worth looking at the Woolly Shepherd website
The Woolly Shepherd is an ethical Somerset family business with its eye firmly set on a low-carbon future, taking waste wool to places it’s never been before! We source low value wool locally and make it into beautiful, practical items for your home, person and business.From Acoustic Clouds and FELTO boot liners, to insulated packaging, wine coolers, cushion stuffing, and kindle or mobile phone covers, our range is inspired by the fundamental qualities of wool – warmth, strength, absorption, beauty and sustainability.
We are delighted to be providing material to the Woollen Line project with Pip Woolf – an innovative and striking way of giving back to the earth and we love it!
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