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Friday, September 11, 2009

Ethel's Locks






I went on search at the Bendigo wool show for a sheep with some long curly locks. I have some ideas for collars, cuffs etc I wanted to play with. Well my son was the one who actually found the sheep as I was busy at the stall all the time. The sheep was an English Leicester and the farmer's name is Ethel. She looks like she's been farming all her life and she has such a beautiful, genuine affection for her animals. She lets a handful of babies grow their locks. They are such beautiful animals. Ethel was quite excited at the prospect of the locks going into a felt piece. She sent me a sample and I made these two wraps to test out my ideas. They worked perfectly so I look forward to making the next pieces

8 comments:

florcita said...

I looooove long locks! I just want to have a sheep with locks like this and walk down to the back of my garden a snip a few everytime I need!aahahaha
Beautiful work!

Joei Rhode Island said...

Stunning pieces....great use of the locks. I look forward to seeing how this develops.

india said...

that would have to be the fabulous Ethel Stephenson, renowned for showing sheep while wearing her pearls. Ethel has solidly supported and promoted the wonderful English Leicester breed for years. Lovely to hear she's still flourishing!

Ginga Squid said...

Wow - gorgeous pieces Pam and those locks are so cool! I want some ginga ones....

Ladka said...

The locks look gorgeous! And so is the idea to use them this way!

Karen said...

Wow Pam, this is beautiful :))

Pam de Groot said...

Yes India it is Ethel Stephenson. Still going strong. Ginga I might be able to arrange some ginga ones your way over the creek.
Thankyou guys for the lovely comments.

Gail Burton said...

Oooh...this is absolutely beautiful!!

Gail x

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