Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Tapestry Weaving in the Falkland Islands

Thanks to the wondrous invention of the world wide web, George Weil receive orders for craft tools and materials from all over the world. One of the furthest delivery destinations is the Falkland Islands and although it is more than 8,000 miles away, there has never been a lost parcel yet!

Our sales manager Jo has built up quite a 'close' relationship with our Falklander who has been ordering from George Weil for a number of years.  With the convenience of email, their conversations about life in the Falklands and here in the UK, has even lead to Jo receiving a parcel back - chewable toys for Jo's boxer puppies!

The latest email missives have included photo attachments showing how our customer has used all the lovely craft items we have been sending to her.  She has given us her kind permission to use the images but has asked to remain anonymous.

Tapestry of sheep in the Falkland Islands

 Tapestry on the Glimakra Tapestry Frame using hand-dyed
Falkland wool.

Wool dyed with natural dyes

The wool has been dyed using our natural dyes plus some of the local plants on the island.

Tapestry of Rockhopper Pengiuns in the Falkland Islands

The image above shows the subtle colours used to create this tapestry of the stunning views on the Falkland Islands

Silk throwsters waste coloured with silk paints

Parts of the vegetation have been created using silk throwsters waste coloured with silk paints.  This adds texture to the tapestry and an extra dimension in the silk painting of the fish below. 

Fish painted on silk fabric

Tapestry of Gentoo penguins in the Falklands

Gentoo penguins on the beach above and Rockhopper penguins below

Rockhopper penguins, rock hopping in the Falklands!

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