Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WEST Summer Promotion: Cloverleaf Art and Fibre

Today in our summer promotion series I'd like to introduce you to a pair of fibre artists - Margaret and Linda from Cloverleaf Art and Fibre.

Cloverleaf Art and Fibre specializes in one-of-a-kind wall hangings and wearable fibre art in many forms.

From the Cloverleaf Art and Fibre profile:

Cloverleaf Art and Fibre is an ever evolving collective project, including an artist, a spinner, and a flock of Shetland sheep.

Linda Glowacki has been a passionate artist from a young age, mostly drawing and painting. Becoming shepherd to a flock of Shetland sheep opened up a whole new artistic medium in fibre and felting. The depth and textures of the natural coloured hand-made felts were an inspiration. When enhanced with needle-felted images, the spirit and substance of each subject are captured with a vibrancy difficult to achieve on canvas alone.

Margaret, the other half owner of the Leafhaven Shetlands flock, lives miles away in the big city, and must content herself with playing with fleece and fabric between visits with the sheep. She does the sewing and linings on the purses, dyes fleece for Linda's needlefelting, occasionally spins, and enjoys combing thrift shops for fabrics, sweaters, blankets and other treasures to recycle into Cloverleaf fibre art projects.

Our flock of Shetland sheep are a source of endless delight and entertainment as well as lovely fleeces in many colours. The two guardian llamas also contribute fibre for felts and yarn. 
Check out this needlefelted goody:
 Wearable fibre art from our backyard flock of Shetland sheep to your wrist. This is a one of a kind. soft and comfortable felt cuff. The fibre is washed, dyed, carded and felted by us. Linda then applies the needlefelted design.

Joyful dolphins dance through the waves in this image, created in serene shades of aqua, teal and greys.

Shetland fleeces offer a wide range of natural colours, but for this unique cuff we have also dyed white fleece with professional colourfast acid dyes. The cuff is hand washable in lukewarm water with mild soap. Lay flat to dry.

Small to Medium sized: width is about 2 1/2 inches (6 cm); length 7 1/2 inches (19 cm)

The button and elastic closure allows for a flexible fit. With the current button placement and some overlap, the circumference when closed is about 6 inches (15 cm). The button can be moved to change the size. Just let us know if you would like it adjusted before shipping, or set it yourself for a perfect fit.


If you would like to keep up with all things Cloverleaf Art and Fibre, please check out the following links:
Cloverleaf Art and Fibre on Etsy
Cloverleaf Art and Fibre Website
Cloverleaf Art and Fibre on Facebook


And if you'd like a chance to win the item featured above along with 15 other fabulous WEST creations, please visit this treasury link and leave a thoughtful comment on the treasury page.  Simple!

*** Only comments on the treasury itself count for entry into the giveaway.  But you're more than welcome to introduce yourself, ask questions or talk needlefelting with a pro in the comments below****

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