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Sheep knitting

Sheep knitting

With felt and fabric festooned all around I decided to carry on making rather than tidy away after I found some more square fames I had bought in a sale last year. For some reason sheep seemed the obvious choice as the art subject – really can’t explain why, other than I had a collection of my doodles lying around with lots of sheep on them, so I made that my inspiration for creating a fabric collage. Once I had cut all my little bits I tested my own patience by knitting embroidery thread on two wooden tooth picks – it wouldn’t have been so bad if it was single stranded but to knit six ply thread with extra sharp tiny wooden stakes did get a bit testing – eventually I did a little knitted sample of about seven rows, which seemed about the right size for the fluffy sheep.

To start off I frayed one of the fabrics to give a grassy border effect then stitched the green cotton print ”hills” onto the blue cross stitch background material which will also act as the sky. Small offcuts of plastic coated tapestry backing were used to create a little the fence for the sheep to sit on. I then hand sewed the felt sheep pieces in place adding the tiny ‘knitting’ as a finishing touch.

To keep the little fabric picture dust free I placed it into one of the square glazed wooden frames. Then made a couple more!!!

Counting sheep

Counting sheep

Sheep in boots

Sheep in boots

 

 

 

 

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