This year is Canada’s 150th birthday. The guild I belong to is having an art show in celebration. We are making 150 12×12 canvases. Some are covering them in weaving or yarn or fiber pictures. I naturally am doing some felt pieces. I told you about one before.
The second one is sheep.
I started with 2 layers or merino prefelt. I put a piece of cotton gauze in between for strength.
I then used head cut outs to decide on the positions of the sheep.
Then I added all the curls. The white and multi coloured sheep are Blue Faced Leicester. One of the others is Gotland, one is Wensleydale and the other I can’t remember. I added the legs and ears.
Once it was felted the legs and heads disappeared a lot so I had to fix them with needle felting. I then mounted it on a 12×12 canvas using velcro. I forgot to take a picture of them finished with faded heads and legs. And then I forgot to take a picture of it finished because it had to go to get its picture taken. Fortunately Judy sent me one of the pictures she took so I can show it to you.
Judy sent me to close ups too
Now all I have to write up the info for the show and decide on a price to put on it.
If you Are Canadian are you doing anything fibery to celebrate this special year? If you are not Canadian what did you do to celebrate a big event in your country or town?