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Beyond Pattern, opportunity to celebrate wool
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The rural cottage in Newtown clad with wool from Welsh sheep
The rural cottage in Newtown clad with wool from Welsh sheep
Over 300 fleeces from Kerry Hill and Black Welsh Mountain sheep have been turning heads in mid-Wales when they appeared as part of an arts project and were used to clad a Welsh cottage near Newtown.

North Yorkshire-based artist Steve Messam – who has already undertaken a “trial run” in his home county using fleeces from Swaledale sheep – was creating Clad as part of a two-week arts project entitled Beyond Pattern which was celebrating cultural and industrial heritage in mid-Wales.

The cottage in Newtown caused quite a stir as the cladding was underway using the fleeces of two of the region's most well known sheep breeds. The black wool of the Black Welsh Mountain sheep was used to create the detail of the external timbering seen on local architecture.

The Beyond Pattern exhibition is showing at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, from November 21st to January 27th 2010 and brings together artists from throughout the UK.

Commented Steve Messam: “This is a great opportunity to celebrate wool. Newtown has had a long association with wool and the fleeces of the Kerry Hill sheep were used extensively to produce high quality textiles in Newtown.

“By wrapping a local timber-frame building in Kerry Hill and Black Welsh Mountain wool we are drawing together the importance to the area of agriculture, wool and art.” Tim Booth, Product Development Manager with the British Wool Marketing Board, praised the project.

“This area of mid-Wales has a long association with sheep production and wool and this project is a celebration of that. The Kerry Hill and the Black Welsh Mountain are two of the region's most well known breeds and Steve Messam's work will certainly raise the public's awareness of wool as well as the skills of this talented artist.”

British Wool Marketing Board


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