I finally got some owls into the shop!
And there will be a few more coming today...
These little guys are really special!
I get all the wool locally- raw!
Much of it comes from sheep that were rescued,
they now live in a great home
and are very well fed and have had a happy, long life!
I spend a lot of time preparing the fiber.
This means I pick it clean and wash it,
then after it has dried,
I do all they dyeing myself with a non-toxic acid dye
(which means that I use vinegar as a mordant).
Next the wool is ready for felting.
I use a felting needle to sculpt these little hoots to life.
Each one is different,
one of a kind...
They all have their own personality
and are very sweet!
Also, each one has a big heart on its chest,
and a string attached so that he can hang in a special place
if you don't want him sitting out on a counter...
And they make great gifts, too!
(*hint: easter, mother's day, graduation, just because...)
Hope you are all enjoying your week!