wooly ‘wednesday’ every day

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Lately, every day is a wooly day! Wooly good renewable resource!!

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I spent the earlier part of the week home alone minding the farm. I have one doe that I’m keeping a keen eye on for ‘signs of heat’ so that I may arrange for her breeding (a most anxious time – for me!).

I do enjoy being ‘home alone’ since I usually immerse myself in fiber-y projects without the disruption of ‘wifely’ duties.

A couple of years ago (or more), I bartered my farm-raised organic lavender buds for a ‘sampler’ of Border Leicester raw wool locks. In an effort to deplete my wool stash, I used them (with my Shetland roving for the base/underlayment) to create/wet felt a woolly chair pad.

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I love the natural variegated color and texture!

Happy fiber’n!

Reversible: twice the goodness?

I played a bit more with my Shetland wool roving (that’s surprising, wink!). I used two individual girls’ wool: Brenna’s ‘black’ and Reese’s moorit.

First, two layers or more of one sheep and then another two or three layers of the other sheep’s naturally colored wool.

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See, reversible! Twice the goodness!???

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The slight difference in each fleece influenced the wet felting process and final character of the project. I added Lincoln ‘fringe’ to both ‘ends’.

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Always fun to explore (play) with wool!

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Wet felting (playing with wool) is my go-to THERAPY.

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Is that a sheep in the bath tub??? Why YES, it is! (Ugh! Laying over the tub is difficult on the chest!)

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My apprentice, Luna, inspecting my ‘work’? I don’t know if she loves the wool or WATER more???!? Rub-a-dub-dub, kitty in the tub!

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The ‘finished’ wooly product: my Shetland wool with my friend Chris’s Lincoln raw wool staples as fringe. I haven’t decided whether to needle felt a few sheep on it… or not? Hmmmm…

Cheap therapy for the heart and soul!!