Green Sheep-Not!

December 9, 2009|11:21 am

Ben downloaded photos from Dané’s camera for me and I found them under the label green sheep. But I guess he could have said blue or pink or purple. I am really having fun cleaning the wool and getting it dyed with kool aid. It is a project I have been wanting to pursue for quite a while but one of those things that are not top priority for a busy mama. When my friend Carolyn and her beautiful group of girls came over on Monday we got started with the cleaning and washing. We managed to dye pinks, oranges and a washed looking purple. Then Bethany helped me last night and we worked on green and blue.  Next step after drying all the wool( a couple of day process) is to card it and clean it a bit more during that process and then learn to make some felted creatures. I think I have decided I could really get into this and I will be cruising the various websites looking for new dye ideas and new projects.

a pretty orange the darker shades will work well for bird beaks and tummies

a pretty orange the darker shades will work well for bird beaks and tummies

I really love the orange but the green is wild:

All of this wool looks almost handpainted with the dye technique used

All of this wool looks almost handpainted with the dye technique used

I used two differnt colors of pink but they are indistinguishable now.

I used two different colors of pink but they are indistinguishable now.

What do you think of the purple? I am thinking it would make lovely felted pansy flowers or maybe fairy wings?

And next we have the plain washed… just off the sheep white.

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Today or tomorrow I am hoping to get some black done. Several of the lambs have a lovely red tip to them and I think that I’ll leave that  natural, but if I get some black with silver tipping cleaned I may try adding a dye wash to it.