Tis’ the season for shearing sheep. Here are a couple of options if you’re interested in processing your own.
SHEEP FLEECES FOR SALE
We have unwashed white sheep fleeces for sale from our farm in Co.Kildare.
- Suitable for spinning, felting or other wool crafts.
- Staple length 3-4 inches.
- From Texel cross, Suffolk and Cheviot ewes.
- 4 euros per kg – average fleece is 2.5kg.
- Hand picked over for vegetable matter and dung.
Contact Brid og on(045) 841912 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fionntan Gogarty of Sea,Sky,Shore Gallery Westport has a small flock of Soay, Jacob and Friesian sheep and is offering their fleeces for FREE when the sheep are shorn in a few days time, if anyone is interested please make contact with him by email ……. email@example.com or call him 098 2712
Let us know how the fleeces work for felting! We’d love pictures for the magazine.
Posted by Feltmakers Ireland on June 29, 2011
A great morning ahead
Our next Sunday Session will take place on Sunday next 12th June from 10.30-13.00 in the Visitors Centre of the Phoenix Park in Dublin. Fiona Harvey from Feltmakers North is going to bring some of the lovely vessels she has made and guide us through the process of making hollow form vessels. Please bring along a basic feltmaking kit if you would like to try it out yourself. We may have to make very small vessels as the space is limited. Everyone is welcome.
And….while you are there you can visit the textile exhibition in the gallery downstairs. The 04Textile group do beautiful work and many of them are feltmakers. Their exhibition runs until the end of June. Here is an invitation to the exhibition.
Posted by Feltmakers Ireland on June 8, 2011