Wednesday, March 9, 2016

It's Show Time

At least it is SHEEP show time.  Part of the flowers were toyed with but color to still be determined for the final hooking.  The house colors haven't even been pulled or decided yet.  

Here is my sheep in progress.  I wanted so much for the lumpy natural sheep look so was hoping the wool chosen for this project would work.
The wool used for the sheep I've had for years.  It was something  Gail Dufresne  was selling at a rug camp and thought immediately of a sheep.  I believe I've had this wool for at least 9 years and happy to finally use it for a sheep.  
 This wool would rip at wide widths but I hand cut every two rows over.  And THEN, if I needed a thinner strip would cut that piece in half.  
Here is a close up of the sheep and the hand cut strips used for the majority of the sheep.  
Was so hoping to leave some length to the strips so it would appear as a shaggy sheep but the ends wanted to stick out straight like a sore thumb rather than hanging downward.  For now will leave those few ends and see if that provides the look.  If not then I'll trim them down like we do most ends.

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11 comments:

  1. Your sheep looks like a real sheep. That wool is perfect for the job and the color is right on. Great job again.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  2. Love that wool...it is perfect!!

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  3. Hi Saundra,
    LOVE your sheep and the wool you used is just perfect for him/her! Can't wait to see the rest!!
    Happy Hooking, my friend!
    Warm Hugs~
    Julie

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  4. That is one good looking sheep.

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  5. I like how that wool looks, the bump, uneven colors really work well.

    Debbie

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  6. Love the wool for your sheep , he does look lumpy & bumpy !

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  7. I agree wholeheartedly...your wool is perfect for your sheep!
    :)
    L

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  8. Saundra ~
    Once again you found the perfect wool!!!
    I love his face!!!
    Done yet?
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  9. Love, love ur sheep! Sweet pattern,,,,, the wool is perfect,,,, love seejng ur progress,,,,,

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  10. Elaine, thanks much for the kind words. I was going to respond to you personally but you are a no-reply blogger so can't. The only way you will see the message is if you come back and read everyone else's comments.

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  11. He's adorable Saundra! That wool is just perfect for a sheep! What size did you draw your design - so fun working with fat strips, huh?

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