Through Sara and her fleece club I received an amazing selection of fleece from sheep I had never heard of and they are all amazingly unique and such fun to felt with.
I made a variety of seat pads with the fleece, needling them onto a prefelt base to keep them in place and then wet felted them. I had better results keeping the curls and texture if I felted them in their original state rather than washing them first. The water came out quite brown after the first wetting and rolling!!
Here are some of the results....
|Lleyn and Zwartbles in a cowhide pattern!|
|Manx, Ryeland, Cotswold and Finn|
|A few varieties of Gotland|
|A mini fleece created from all sorts of white locks|
|Massam, BFL, Teesdale amongst others|
I also did a felted bag course last weekend in Helsinki - it was so good to be amongst fellow felters! A post full of bag making goodness to follow soon!