Darlene Bolahood and Charles Sylge, collectively known as the Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers are celebrating their tenth year in the production and promotion of their unique one of kind Kid Mohair Throws.
Darlene Bolahood & Charles Sylge
Darlene Bolahood & Charly Sylge design, dye and produce stunning soft-as-thistledown throws using the finest kid mohair blend of yarns.
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Yarn spun from the long silky fibres produced by the angora goat is soft with a luxurious rich lustre and enviable strength. Mohair will not crush or pill, and will resist wrinkling and shrinking, providing good insulation even when wet.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Darlene Bolahood is currently faculty for Fleming College's Visual and Creative Arts Diploma program at their Haliburton Campus. An MFA graduate from the University of Waterloo, her extensive background in fine arts has employed experimental processes with drawing, paint, sculpture and fibre media. During her undergraduate years at the University of Toronto, she apprenticed to masterweaver Velta Vilsons.
In September 2008, Dar's sister asked her to replicate an heirloom throw that they had enjoyed as children. As she researched yarns and structures for the throw, Charly Sylge was introduced to and intrigued by the process of the loom.
Charles took up the shuttle with ease. Born in England, he had moved to Canada as a young teenager. Pursuing his passion for material, he had engaged in work in graphics, interior design, illustration, calligraphy and then fine carpentry.
This vibrant team now designs, dyes and produces these soft-as-thistledown throws using the finest kid mohair blend of yarns.
Each unique throw created by the Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers team of Bolahood and Sylge is truly a work of art whose broad signature encompasses profiles ranging from the subtle nuances of contemporary interior design to the playful kitsch in the tradition of the Great Canadian North!