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Reclaimed Wool 2016 Catalog

Reclaimed Wool

zero waste since 1998

Fall & Holiday 2016

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Hand sewn and sculpted “naked” sheep, ready to be needle felted with breed specific fleece from

Breed Specific sheep like Gotland, Teeswater and Wensleydales shown below.

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Breed Specific Sheep

100% wool

An original design inspired by the diversity of sheep breeds and first made in 1997, this inaugural

item has been offered for sale to retailers and individuals since 1998.

Breed Specific Sheep are made in limited annual production. Each one is entirely hand sewn

with recycled wool fabrics and needle felted with breed specific, natural fleece from

American sheep. The legs are sewn in place, and each hoof is individually wrapped and

sewn with virgin wool thread.

Breed Specific Sheep

Item # 2007

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Individual fleeces are chosen for character, color and crimp. After the wool is shorn, the full coat,

weighing two to five pounds, is carefully washed to preserve lock integrity.

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Breed Specific Sheep Ornament

100% wool

Another original design cut from

American made commercial felt

and needle felted with natural wool

fleece direct from American sheep!

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Breed Specific Sheep Ornament item #1017

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ZERO WASTE SINCE 1998

All scrap produced in the studio is

recovered and used in the production

of new items!

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The interior of each ball is

filled with 100% waste wool

from my studio and

covered with a thin layer of

seamless, felted, virgin

wool. Each ball is then

hand embroidered with

100% wool yarn from

American Sheep.

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Hand Embroidered,

Felted

Wool Ball

95% reclaimed wool,

5% virgin wool

Classic

Combination

(two of each

color shown on

this page)

item #1014

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Contemporary

Combination

(two of each color

shown this page)

item #1024

Full Assortment

(one of each color

shown on both pages)

item #1004

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Modern and minimal in design, each Snowfolk is finished with a

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handmade, felted wool ‘carrot’ nose.


Needle Felted Snowfolk

100% wool

The Snowfolk

body is needle

felted by hand

with 50%

virgin

American

wool and 50%

virgin

imported

wool.

Choose

NEUTRAL

scarves (top)

or

BRIGHT

scarves

(bottom).

Needle Felted

Snowfolk

item #1003

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Need greenery or other atmospheric

shot - not standard studio shot

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“the Better Angels of Our Nature”*

100% wool

Hand sewn from recycled &/or virgin

wool fabrics cut with a pinked edge and

finished with a sequin and glass bead

since 1998. Virgin wool fiber in natural

colors from American sheep are handrolled

to create the faces. Choose one

color way or mix and match from

FOUR assorted options:

(clockwise from below, left)

Bright, Plaid, Tweed, and Western.

item# 1001

*Abraham Lincoln

Bright

Plaid

Western

Tweed

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Wool is a fabulous

choice for pot holders,

hotpads and trivets.

The properties of wool

fiber make it naturally

insulating, noncombustible,

and

resistant to soiling.

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Wool Pot Holders

Made from assorted end bolt, discontinued and current fabrics in two styles. Western potholder

fabrics are woven in the USA at a famous Pacific Northwest mill, and may contain a cotton warp.

Textured & Tweed potholders are made from virgin or recycled wool fabrics from American and

imported sources. Each style may be ordered separately, and colors, patterns and textures within

styles are not guaranteed and continuously change. All come with a leather loop and a hangtag with

care instructions: Hand or machine wash GENTLE, cold water, dry flat.

Textured & Tweed Pot Holder

Assorted gray, black, white, taupe and

tweed fabrics item# 2003

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Western Wool Pot Holders item# 2002

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All hangtags and

coaster bands

are made from

recycled , post

consumer paper

processed

chlorine-free,

and

manufactured

with 100%

green /

renewable

electricity.

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Wool & Leather Coasters

wool front, leather back

Made from recycled and new materials. Wool fronts are made from bolt ends and

fabrics woven in the USA at a famous Pacific Northwest mill. Leather backs are recycled

leather upholstery scrap, or recycled/bonded leather in assorted neutral colors.

Banded in sets of four randomly cut from the same fabric pattern and same leather,

OR in sets of six from six different fabrics and leathers. Thin, functional, beautiful.

Set of Four (random cut, one fabric) item# 7300 Set of Six (six assorted fabrics) item# 7306

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recycled leather & recycled/bonded leather backs

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Reclaimed Wool

. . . is the independently owned studio practice, “brand” and resulting original

designs created by Heidi Leugers. The studio was started in 1998 in response

to a search for an inclusive and collective meaning in a contemporary art of

personal expression, a global market economy, and the ecological collapse

engendered by current systems.

Was it possible to practice art, make a living, as well as address at least one

pressing question of our time?

Clearly the world did not need another holiday ornament; but it did and does

need new ways of making things. If responsibility for inputs as well as

outputs is not undertaken in an art making effort, how is it meaningfully

different from a conventional mass manufacturing practice, if at all?

My zero waste practice is included in Cycle-Logical Art by critic and historian

Linda Weintraub in 2006/7 and also featured on NECN in 2007.

Since 1998, all wool waste produced in the studio: cuffs, collars, seams and

scraps of recycled fabric, trimmings from virgin fabrics, bits of fleece, fiber,

and yarn, has been recovered and used in the production of new items.

Thank you for supporting my work!

– Heidi Leugers

phone (503) 922-0843

Reclaimed Wool

zero waste since 1998

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© Heidi Leugers/Reclaimed Wool 2016 & 2015. Photography: Jonathan Powell