Woollen Line

Background: During the hot summer of 1976, in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, fires destroyed an area of blanket bog on Pen Trumau mountain, opposite the ‘Dragon’s Back’. The loss of bog vegetation left a raw, black, wound on this unique landscape . Artist, Pip Woolf, who had worked with wool in the past, believed that wool could offer a “healing comfort” and restore the damaged landscape to the luscious green environment it once was. The Woollen Line project had begun…

In 2010, the first 300m long line of wool was drawn across the top of a 7 hectare peat scar on Pen Trumau. The line marked a starting point in an attempt to repair the scar caused by a fire in 1976 and from which the mountain has never recovered. Over the last 3 years the Woollen Line has drawn in participants and volunteers from a range of backgrounds and interests including farmers, walkers, bird watchers and artists.

For details contact: Pip Woolf

01874 730995 / gilpip@gmail.com

For more information about the project visit Pip’s blog: www.woollenline.wordpress.com 

 

 

WOOLLEN LINE ARTICLE ON THE GUARDIAN WEBSITE, 17/04/2013: www.guardian.co.uk

 

   

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