I am enjoying a quiet morning before the craziness that is Black Sheep Gathering starts tomorrow. I need to pack my shop into my car for my vendor booth, clean the trailer for the sheep to be loaded into, brush Kate so she looks her best for the herding demos, print pictures and information for my farm display booth, and a lot of other little things….but right now I am taking a deep breath :)
While I was taking my deep breath, I realized that I had not shared my Black Sheep Gathering Fiber Arts entry on my blog.
I used the BSG logo as my inspiration, but wanted to incorporate all of the wonderful breeds that can be seen at the show.
I used wool from each breed and most of it came from farms here in the NW. The only exception is the Wensleydale and that wool came from Jackie Post at Wooly Adventures.
She lives in California and the wool came from Marley, a sheep with a LOT of character.
and the Border Leicester wool came from Coleen Smith at Blessed Creations.
and the Gotland wool came from Wendy Hanson at Shaggy Bear Farms.
The Corriedale yarn came from Katie Orr at Critter Hollar Ranch.
The Coopworth locks came from Lora Withnell at Rocking Dog Ranch.
The Navajo-Churro wool and yarn came from Karen Lobb at bide a wee farm.
The Shetland wool came from my stash of roving from the Shetland sheep we had for a short period.
The CVM wool came from Correy McAtee at Custom Colored Critters.
The Jacob wool of course came from our flock.
The Bluefaced wool came from Robina Koenig at Tumble Creek Farm.
A lot of these farms are good friends and are going to be at Black Sheep Gathering – I can’t wait to see them!
Yesterday, we worked on my son’s Fiber Arts entry and I made one of my own…
My son made his own felt Rose. We used a new kit to make our own pups. The kit has molds and it was a safe way for a child to make a 3D felt object, less chance of poking fingers with the felting needle!
Her little tag reads – Live, Love, Leap – pretty accurate for the Rosie pup :)
Ok, break is over…back to work!
Make sure and say ‘Hi!’ if you are at the Black Sheep Gathering.