Around the Felting Studio and Farm this Week

Around the Felting Studio and Farm this Week

Not a lot of felting itself going on this week but I have been busy. Like everyone else I never have enough storage space in my studio so I painted up all the peices and hubby and son put a new shelving unit together for me. I started to put sort and put things on it already but more needs to be done.


I am teaching at a multi guild gathering today. We call it Distaff day and for a small fee you get two 2 hour classes, lunch, vendors and lots of chatting with like minded people. I am teaching nuno felt bracelets and taking hookers necklace. I will have pictures of the day in a later post.

stuff for class

I washed some old fleeces I found stashed away and salvaged a small amount of curls I will cut from the  matted back. I don’t know where I got these but they would have been free. They don’t look bad in the pictures but they were in rough shape.

washed wool

I received a raw flees I ordered for a hat project that you will get to see when it’s done.  I was down to picking between 2 fleeces and in the end picked this one because I liked the sheep’s name. The fleece is very curly. I love the smell of raw wool.

wiki fleece

Lastly around the farm: the chickens and turkeys arrived. The Black chickens are egg layers and the yellows are meat birds.

chickens 2 chickens 1

The turkeys are at the ugly stage

turkeys 2

14 thoughts on “Around the Felting Studio and Farm this Week

  1. Interesting post. I think the multi guild idea is great. I would like to do something like this with our art guild. Sometimes they just get so narrow on what is fine art. We need to see what other people do.

    1. It was a fun day. I made a necklace out of left over rug hooking strips and beads. We are all weavers and spinners guilds but it’s nice to meet and socialise with people outside our own guild.

  2. You’re definitely busy Ann! Have fun with the guild. I look forward to seeing all your projects with the guild and fleece!

  3. Aww – the turkeys aren’t ugly.

    I hope the multi-guild day goes well – it certainly sounds interesting and fun. I hope you get some photos for us.

    1. Aww nothing, they are ugly. they will be handsome later. it was fun, I will make a post with some pictures next time its my turn.

  4. The guild get together sounds wonderful. I hope you enjoy your class. The turkeys do look a little naked but the chicks sure are cute. The fleece you got for your hat is gorgeous – I look forward to seeing the end result.

    1. It was a good day, The chicks will be ugly too in a few days. They don’t stay cute long. the locks are lovely I hope they work out.

  5. Aaw chicks 🙂
    I love the smell of raw wool too! I have some hand cream with lanolin in that I love the smell of. The curls look gorgeous 🙂

  6. The nuno felt bracelets sound like an interesting project. Looking forward to reading your post about it and he chicks are just soooo cute!

  7. I am impressed that you have time for your art while raising sheep, chickens and turkeys!
    Enjoyed your post.

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