I just love working with English Leicester fleece – it takes dye fabulously, has a luster to dye for and the curls are just so damn gorgeous. And for a bonus, the raw fleece is nowhere near as dirty as my alpacas.
English Leicester needle felts well too, and imparts an oil paint like richness and shine, especially with wool paintings. The featured image with this post – “Sunflowers” – is needle felted EL on hand dyed cotton.
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A rainbow baby is a baby born shortly after the loss of a previous baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth or death in infancy. This term is given because a rainbow typically follows a storm, giving hope of what’s to come.
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PLEASE NOTE: This is not a polished tutorial, simply a documentation of notes, reference photos, templates and diagrams used during the creation of The Waterhole II – Budgie Murmuration, Exhibition piece and prize winner at both the Bendigo Australian Sheep & Wool Show 2018, and the Royal Melbourne Show 2018.
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