This year I am working with a theme in mind: “Whimsical Ewe…In The Garden.”
Oh the JOY! Finally returning to beloved Black Sheep Gathering 2016 after a 2 yr absence (while on sabbatical to prep & sell a large house. Whew – mission accomplished). Now happily nestled in a smaller abode with far more free time to produce whimsical creations toward a fiber festival – – well I am over-the-moon happy! Admittedly I feel rather out of practice, but I enthusiastically tackle the challenge of recharging my creative batteries. Some of it is back to basics: “um…lessee….warm water + soap & wool…= oh yeah, felt.” Been too long since I last wet-felted little bags. Needle-felting critters feels more familiar to my fingertips and therefore is this year’s emphasis and I hope to have more needle-felted critters than carved wood hooks or dyed wool, etc.
I will post additional advance photos as items are produced, but for now here are a few of the current flock of needle-felted sheep headed to BSG…. each still in progress.
Suffolk sheep in sweaters
Hah! Among this random flock of sheep is one in camouflage. I am reminded of our 1st ever computer game (on a floppy disk!) titled “LOOM” where in Bobbin Threadbare of the Guild of Weavers wove his magic spells with a musical distaff, turning a flock of white meadow sheep green to disguise them from a marauding dragon!
Well enough daydreaming…and back to work. Stop by and visit our booth at Black Sheep Gathering, 2016.
June 24-26, 2016
Lane County Fairgrounds