Art Project

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.

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The second one is sheep.

I started with 2 layers or merino prefelt. I put a piece of cotton gauze in between for strength.

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I then used head cut outs to decide on the positions of the sheep.

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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.

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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.

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Judy sent me to close ups too

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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?

 

 

 

 

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5 Responses to Art Project

  1. Lyn says:

    The sheep are adorable! I love the way you put a multi-colour one in the middle – really makes the scene fun.

  2. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    The sheep are so cute! Like Lyn, I like the multicolored one in the middle. Very clever.

  3. ruthlane says:

    Love the sheep! They are such fun.

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