The realities of living in a cold climate facilitated a shift eventually and I discovered the joy in working with sheepskin. As Canadians we can only be truly present by learning to embrace the seasons…all of them. Sheepskin is an incredibly warm and durable medium and our product line has grown to combine both cowhide and sheepskin.
I have been accused of being a purist in the continually evolving business world of arts and crafts. I still prefer to have a one on one relationship with my products from the creative process of pattern design, through the cutting, sewing and finishing and finally the selling of the product to the end consumer. Only then can I have true quality control. It helps also that every morning I look forward to getting back to my workshop.
Ray Anderson – (Cambridge, ON)