Wild Mohair by Darlene Bolahood & Charles Sylge

Hand-made, hand-woven, hand-painted, and hand-knit for interior design and living

Darlene Bolahood and Charles Sylge as Wild Mohair (aka the “Wild Haliburton Elephant Weavers”) have been designing and producing their bespoke throws and accessories since 2008. 

Charly has explored many creative processes, meticulous in the execution of interior finishing, fine woodworking as well as graphic arts.

Dar has established studio practices in many media, including fibre arts, painting, sculpture, and digital process design. She began weaving with masterweaver Velta Vilsons while completing her BSc at the University of Toronto. Later she completed her MFA (University of Waterloo) while launching the Computer Animation Program at Durham College and in 2007 the Visual and Creative Arts Diploma Program – Fleming College. Dar’s artwork has been shown in OAAG public galleries since 1994. More recently she has developed large outdoor sculptural installations for public institutions. 

Today their works are well received in Canada as well as internationally; the blankets have gained recognition as some of the finest available worldwide. Dar’s painting practices continue to inform the unusual hot dye patterning of their woven cloth.

They have exhibited work at a number of venues, including the One of a Kind Show, Craft Ontario, and for many years, the Haliburton County Studio Tour. They now look forward to developing work in their new home in Kitchener and studios in St Jacobs ON.

Find their available works on their website Wildmohair.ca or visit them here at Three Sisters Cultural Centre in St. Jacobs.

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