Did I score or what?
A woman at the parenting centre is an avid wool person. (yeah, it was sounding good, but I don't know what you call someone in this field). We got to talking and she brought me a little gift sized bag of wool and her carding brushes. (don't know the proper name for those either.) Because I enjoyed it and she is decluttering, she brought me this huge, I mean huge bag of wool.
This wool on the top has been carded on a drum carder.
I can't remember the name of the sheep. You can see some of the sunburn on the tips. I think it has been washed, but there are still bits of hay and other such stuff in it.
Alas, I'm going to be a good craftsperson and share some of the wealth with a few other moms from the parenting centre who balked at the big bag sitting there and wanted to get their hands on it as much as I did.
Then as I was walking home, my neighbour balked at the big bag. She spins her own wool and gave a great demo for the gaggle of kids that had collected on the sidewalk. Best thing, she's renting a drum carder next week and will share with me and teach me how to use it. So this may be a faster job than anticipated. Rafael spent over 30 minutes carding the wool to use as stuffing in his Betz bunny. I love that he is crafty. hope his future wife does. lol
And lastly, here's a book from the library that has a great section in the front on different needle felting techniques. I think I'll attempt to make a bigger animal with the wool as the sculpture base.
Oh fun times here. Now, if I wasn't spending the next 4 days singing at church.....