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Taos Wool Festival and Things

Greenland Gown Project

Happy Monday friends!

I hope the last week was kind to all of you.

Well, the updates and feature adding at the site goes on. The Photo Gallery is still being worked on and I am noticing that some of the past process pages need to be brought up to date as new information has come in that has been validated.

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Website/Project Update

Greenland Gown Project

To all of you,

I want to wish you a Happy Fall or a Wonderful Spring depending on your hemisphere.

Today I am doing an editing and somewhat revamping of the Greenland Gown Project web site. Please feel free to come by and see what has been changed and updated.

Now that the summer/winter madness has settled here I am getting back to the research and forward movement on the next steps of the project.

Currently, the beginnings of the loom construction has commenced.

I am still working on the washing/oiling process refinement for the fleece. This, I am of hopes, will be the final adjustment. I have learned so much and I hope you have as well during the journey.

The sheep breeds for comparison have finally been settled on. The locally bred sheep will be the Navajo Churro and the original sheep from the textile is the Icelandic sheep.

I am feeling the need to write the next two papers. I am hoping to have them finished and published by Spring/Fall. Please keep your eye out for those.

Forward movement is continuing.

I am glad to be back. I have missed you all!

D

 

Update 3/12/2014 (search for fleeces)

Greenland Gown Project

Hello friends.

Just a short note to let you all know that life and the work is ongoing. Nothing new on the research from as I am concentrating all of my energy and available time to getting the fleece processing done for the Navajo Churro fleeces.

This does not mean that my mind has stopped working. There is something very cathartic about doing repetitive hand work. It frees your mind to travel to other places almost effortlessly.

So, my mind is now looking towards the search for Icelandic fleeces. In order for the fleeces to work for this project, they must come directly from Iceland or from a North American supplier who’s blood lines run back to the original flock transported to Canada in the late 80’s, early 90’s.

I have been able to get wonderful support from my churro fleece supplier who has given me a low price for very good fleeces. It is my hopes that I can find an Icelandic breeder that would be willing to be a part of this project and offer to sell their fleece for a good price to help support this large experimental archaeology project.

So this and the loom construction are the two main topics of my bored brain at this time.

If there is anyone out there who would like to help with the fleece issue, could you please contact me at doreen@greenlandgown.org

Be well, All of you, until we meet here again.

Doreen