Stone Network Updates

Stonemasons to dismantle then rebuild dry stone wall

Our friends and members John Scott, Craig Beattie, and Craig’s team from his company Edgewater Stonemasons are in the process of dismantling a heritage wall in Kingston, Ontario (to make way for a road expansion). The wall will be rebuilt in a new location once roadwork is complete (likely 2022). Here is the front page story in the Kingston Whig Standard.

YouTube walling and wallers

Our good friend in Scotland, David F. Wilson, has started a YouTube page devoted to walling and wallers. He has recently added his interviews with John Shaw-Rimmington, Peter Schaafsma, and Norman Haddow. There is also a short video about our 2018 festival at Topsy Farms on Amherst Island (music by Jacob Murray). Please take a look!

Colouring Sheets

Thank you, Lynn Wyminga, for your amazing colouring sheets of Amherst Island and County Tipperary walls, just in time for The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland‘s day of sketching! Thanks #DSWAI for all the beautiful work you’ve helped us do over the years on Amherst Island.

2019 Festival

Our 2019 Festival was amazing! 5 separate legacy builds: restoration of another section of historic Irish dry stone wall, creation of a stone base for a public school sign, cob wood-fired oven for a not-for-profit community cafe, bayside gathering area, and curved retaining wall. Lennox and Addington County 4H assisted at the Children’s Area experience for families. And a stone carving workshop was another success. Looking forward to this year’s gathering. The 2020 Festival announcement is coming soon. Connect, learn, have fun and be inspired!

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