Judy Haraldson, Saskatoon
There are pleasures involved in doing all the processes to craft a beautiful functional piece of cloth, which are important to me. Making from scratch reflects my life values and choices — local materials; skilled hand work; personal creativity; making a true living; embracing simplicity; making enduring cloth. My Shetland sheep flock controls grass ecologically on our land. I shear their wool and process it by washing, picking out junk, and carding. Yarn spinning is both magic and meditation. Weaving or knitting with yarns created for a specific piece of cloth is a satisfying challenge. Getting everything to work together keeps me learning and creating. These pieces possess more soul and life, and interesting stories. Making “From Scratch,” for me, is about a handful of my sheep’s wool becoming a lacy shawl through my mind and hands — carrying joy, love, and spirit all the way through.
Please Note: SPECIAL SHIPPING REQUIRED. The SCC will contact you for arrangements and billing.
Materials: Shetland sheep wool.
Technique: Shearing, cleaning fleece, carding, spinning singles yarn, Swedish lace weaving, braiding fringe.
Dimensions: 211 x 43.5 cm