May has been a busy month. A few weeks ago was Shepherd's Harvest Festival. This year it was cold and a bit rainy, but that just gave me an excuse to bundle up and wear woollies. On Friday, Linda taught the felted sheep rug class. I was prepared to stomp around in a baby pool, but the weather was far too cold for that. We worked by hand instead. It took time and muscle, but the results were delightfully sheepy. I was particularly happy the locks I placed around the sheep and at the forehead felted maintaining their curl.
|Linda had the prefect heads finished. We made our eyes and lightly needle felted them on the faces. To the left is my wool spread out in the ring ready to felt. |
Below are the goodies I bought at Shepherd's Harvest. I just took more time to enjoy looking and visiting than purchasing.
|Oh my, look at the lovely Shetland laceweight! |
This was my monochromatic Shepherd's Harvest year.
|Linda had sheep pin kits in her booth inside the barn. She was doing a demo when I was there. I wanted gray, so she switched out the white. That will be a much quicker project than the rug!|
The night before the demo, I took the time to card a batt with Finn roving as the base and added a bit of gray wool, hemp, sari silk, and white alpaca with color bits. Naturally, I forgot to add it to the bag. After winding off the yarn from Stella, I spun a couple of pretty skeins of tweedy goodness.