I just finished this piece. It was done along side Widgets piece to help her learn and to guide her.
This piece will be placed in our classroom at home in the Fall.
The wool was from my Aunts farm who we visited in the summer for sheering. We collected 10 fleeces. Widget and I cleaned, carded, and dyed all the colors with the end result is 7 fleeces after loss due to mats, or other problems. As part of her class work in science and ecology we collected local fruit, vegetables and flowers along with vinegar and powered Alum we created beautiful colour and a piece of work I am proud of and Lirael (AKA Widget) tells everyone she took the sheeps coat to colour and to give mommy the wool to work with.
The finished piece is I yard by 3/4 yard.
The backing is bamboo fiber cloth and side bias strips is also bamboo cloth.