Arts & Crafts Magazine

Sheep on the Wall

By Nancymccarroll
Why not have some sheep to keep me company in my craft room?  And maybe they could knit along with me. There's an idea.
Sheep on the Wall
Folk art has easy lines and is fairly quick to draw.  Inspiration came from Kathy's Needleworks in the form of canvases for needlepoint.  I copied John Blake's sheep from a canvas available at the needlework site.  After sketching them onto the wall, I then painted them in acrylics.  It is about half finished in the above picture.  If the next owner of the house does not want sheep in this room, a quick primer and another coat of paint will cover over the critters.
Sheep on the Wall(and with a little more paint detail added...but still not quite finished with inside dimensions 40" x 35")
Rough cut 2 inch firring strips will frame the sheep once the husband cuts the boards; they will be stained and add a barn-like touch once they frame the folk art on the wall.
But for now, those woolly gals are just making me happy and keeping me company while I knit Piper's Journey Shawl in a celestial blue that is 15% cashmere and 85% merino wool.
Sheep on the Wall
 The sheep approve.

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