A tribute to homegrown wooly deliciousness
made in Michigan
Another day and one more wooly sheep chair pad.
Made with my Shetland wool fleece. Love the moorit [Reese] and white [Dove]!
HEY!!!! I thought that sheepy looked familiar? [locker hooked vs. needle felted] hahaha
AND ~~~ If you’re local and looking for something fiberlicious to do ~~~ check out the Spring Fiber Expo this weekend in Ann Arbor!
I hope everyone enjoyed the Easter holiday! As with any family gathering, I think we all ate too much!
So, how about indulging in a zero-calorie strawberry tart?
The strawberry is needle felted with hand-dyed wool, stitched on wool fabric for leaves and a few black seed beads…and glued into a vintage tart tin.
And here’s another needle felted sheep pinkeep.
The sheep is needle felted and sits on an old thread spool that I covered/stuffed with wool. I embellished it with a few stitched daisy/crystal beads. I ripped muslin strips and stamped ‘pin-keep’, baa, etc and wrapped it onto the spool.
Last, here’s another needle felted sheep with bamboo skewers for little legs, painted with acrylic paint, poked and glued into the wool body. I added a few alphabet beads to spell ‘baa’ and tied it around her neck!
I never get tired of making sheep…
After skirting my Shetland wool fleece for most of the day yesterday, (btw, I’m STILL not done!) I had to make something sheepy and wooly…
Ergo, meet ‘Rosebud’, a needle felted pinkeep.
She’s needle felted in a rather tall, slender, cylindrical shape; the black ‘head’ and tail were needle felted separately and also attached with the felting needle.
I made rosebuds from wool snippets, and needle felted a bit of a stem, stitched on a few vintage mother of pearl buttons and a decorative ribbon (grass?) at the base. She sits in a recycled vintage tart tin! I added a little rusty bell around her neck.
She worked-up rather quickly…just what I needed!
A simple, no-sew project!