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Thank you for your interest in my hand-made goods and Rosy Sheep Boutique!

I start by hand-knitting my original designs and through a process called "fulling", shrink the wool to the desired dimensions and cause the stitch definition to disappear giving me the density, thickness and sturdiness that I'm looking for. I let the piece dry completely for 2 to 3 days having a varied amount of pieces in some part of the process, either on the needles, drying, ready for artwork or finishing.

When completely dry it is ready for needle-felting. Needle-felting is a process whereby I take a barbed needle and "push" wool fiber into the "fulled" piece creating a picture. I call it "painting with wool" and I do it all freehand. I eye up where the elements of my picture will go and begin. I very rarely sketch out my designs, if I do it's because ideas keep coming to…

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Thank you for your interest in my hand-made goods and Rosy Sheep Boutique!

I start by hand-knitting my original designs and through a process called "fulling", shrink the wool to the desired dimensions and cause the stitch definition to disappear giving me the density, thickness and sturdiness that I'm looking for. I let the piece dry completely for 2 to 3 days having a varied amount of pieces in some part of the process, either on the needles, drying, ready for artwork or finishing.

When completely dry it is ready for needle-felting. Needle-felting is a process whereby I take a barbed needle and "push" wool fiber into the "fulled" piece creating a picture. I call it "painting with wool" and I do it all freehand. I eye up where the elements of my picture will go and begin. I very rarely sketch out my designs, if I do it's because ideas keep coming to me and to remember them I need to sketch them out. Rather I look at the color of the soon-to-be-pouch and the picture I will create comes into my mind complete and in color. It works this way for all my items.

I love being an artist!

Kristy Hollingsworth
Rosy Sheep Boutique

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