Ok, I may be a little biased – but Jacob fleeces are awesome ;) I have been working on my Black Sheep Gathering Spinner’s Lead entry and I chose to work with Symphony’s fleece.
She has beautiful hues of dark brown and it is so soft!
I split the fleece into 3 different colors…
here are the carded batts.
After carding the fleece, I felted the different colors into pieces of fabric. The plan is to turn the fabric into a jacket! I’ll post more pictures and details, but I just had to show you all of the pretty colors in a jacob fleece!
Yep, we have lambs :) Here are pictures shortly after being born.
This little girl is Hope
and her sister is Joy.
Their very proud mama is Maybelline. They were both 8 lbs. at birth and are healthy, flashy girls. I just love little lambs! I also love our Jacob sheep – I fed at 7:00 this morning and Maybelline was in a corner by herself but came over and ate her alfalfa. I went back out at 10:00 and she had them most of the way cleaned up and fed.
The other girls that I have been waiting on kind of had a look on their face like – “OOOOHHHHH, that’s what we are supposed to be doing.” :) We’ll see if this opens the flood gates.
Dolly was thoroughly enjoying the back rub from my brother and son! She is such a funny girl.
While waiting for the lambs to start arriving, I got my valances done for my studio. They are a brown felt with a sheet of our jacob felt felted on the front with the burgandy design.
My brother drew out a design example for me on a piece of paper and it translated to felt well.
I also made a logo and labels for my products.
It is amazing what you can do with a cloud, 2 rectangles, and 2 ovals in Microsoft Word ;)
Off to check for more lambs
In the last year or so, I have learned how to…
and most recently, Wet Felt…
and I found out that I LOVE felting, I think it is the instant gratification that it provides. With the other projects it takes a while to see the end product. While you are felting, you can see it right away. This also makes it the perfect project for those of us that tend to procrastinate and work well under pressure :) The most recent felting project was a ringbearer’s pillow for my sister’s wedding.
Nothing like starting a project the day before the bridal shower!