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What are ewe wearing?

Despite knowing how financially sound it would be – I just can’t bring myself to design products with “normal” highland critters. Has it got something to do with studying ART? Or perhaps studying art at an institution which pressed all students to flaunt controversy, scorn the norm and expect to project “meaning” in anything and everything produced.

It’s a damn bind! Anyhows – I’m running with  sheep, highland coos and chooks. Don’t expect them to look normal – I’m clearly not brave enough to defy Goldsmiths.

 

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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

2 replies on “Adventures in silly!

  1. They are fab! By the way there is a wool shop in Boston that sells yarn tagged with the name of the sheep it came from. Knitting is the new sex apparently.

    1. What a grand idea. I think the sheep on my lampshade is going to be called Gladys. Knitting and spinning is all I want to do of an eveing – forget sex…underated!:)

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