Not real sheep, I hasten to add. I am working on items for a big craft fair in November and thought I could make some little sheep to sit on my stall alongside my other items. "Surely it isn't that difficult to needle felt a sheep", I rather naively thought. Well, after many hours needle felting, here is the first of what will be a small flock (I hope).
For only my third ever attempt at needle felting, I am quite pleased with him. I do need more practise, but that is to be expected.
He does have a character, doesn't he? I am going to try to make some more with long fleeces and have purchased some Lincolnshire Longwool, which has curls in it. I followed Jenny Barnett's book, 'Needle Felting Workshops' which gave excellent instructions, but I have a way to go until my sheep look like hers!