Monday, October 18, 2010

Look! It's a Sheep!

Well, I never did get around to showing off my weekend at the fiber festival with Chan. Let's just pretend that I did, I'm just too overwhelmed with things I need to be doing, want to be doing to go back over all that. :)  Anyhoo, while I was at the fiber festival I purchased my very first sheep fleece. Here is a photo of me & Beth who helped me pick out my fleece since I had no idea what I was looking for.

I've started processing a little bit of the fleece now. After washing & combing a little of it, I realized that I will have quite a bit of neppy stuff that I wouldn't want to spin. And I really thought it was such a waste to throw all of that away. So what to do with it? I just can't seem to make myself like the artyarns where nepps are a usual occurrence. So what to do with it? Make needle felted sheep of course!!

I searched online & found Felt Alive Needle Felting Shop, ordered some needles (great needles with cushioned grips) & a foam pad. It arrived today! So without further ado....

My very first needle felted sheep! Made from the neppy wool from my fleece. Not too bad for my first one if I do say so myself. :)




Just look at that cute little fat butt. he he

I also have a couple new listings in my Artfire shop. As well as a SALE! In honor of getting my Artfire shop up & going again, everything in the shop is 10% OFF!!

Here are the two new WPI Gauge Tools.  Alpaca WPI tool...


And a cute Flower WPI tool...


Back to work tomorrow, poo. Hope everyone has a great week!

9 comments:

Scrabblequeen said...

Tee hee...love the little fat sheep! No idea what neppy means, but, hey, cute sheep work well with it, I guess.

Grace said...

I love the fat sheep He is adorable and then again everything you do is fantastic!!!

Gnat said...

Yay for first fleeces!! How awesome!! Love the little sheep! So cute!!

Channon said...

Love that you made a sheepie from your first fleece, so you'll always have it as a reminder of that milestone.

Your WIP tools are so much fun!

gMarie said...

Oh I love that little needle felted sheep. I really enjoyed needle felting - but since Lucy thinks all things felted are her personal toys - well you can see where that's going.

Can't wait to see what you spin with it and the WPI tools? Stinkin' adorable! g

Robin said...

"I love sheep butts and I cannot lie...."

After I did my first fleece I now send them off to Ohio Valley Fibers...SO much work!!

What kind of fleece did you get?

Nichole said...

What a CUTE little sheep!

gypsyknits said...

Very cute sheep and the tools are just as cute. Great work.

Bubblesknits said...

Ohmygoodness!!! I love him! I agree, his fat little butt is adorable. =) Can't wait to see what you do with all the rest of that bag-full!