I will be holding an exhibit at the Shervin-Smith Art Gallery in Melfort in November 2016. I decided that I will be sharing my progress as I go and combining these projects with my Sheep Study. I have chosen 20 different sheep breeds and will be designing a project for each which highlight specific benefits of the particular sheep fibre I am using. I have chosen wool from each category; Fine, Medium, Down, Long, and Speciality breeds. Everything you will see will show the beauty of the natural colours of wool.
For each project I will be talking about the source of the wool if I found it locally and which tools/equipment I've used. You will get to see the whole process from fleece to finish. When necessary, I will be processing the fleeces. I will be spinning all the yarn and there will be a nice mix of fibre arts used (weaving, knitting, crocheting, spinning and felting) I will be sharing my journey on my blog but will be summarizing everything on this page. At the end I am planning on offering an E-book with the patterns from the exhibit under the title "Perfection Found in Nature". The purpose of this exhibit is to show how versatile wool is and why it is a superior fibre.
This fleece is from Manitoba producer Gerry Oliver
This roving is from Nancy Ortman in Wolf Point, MT