I created Doris based on a real Leicester Longwool sheep at Mrs. Hartman’s farmhouse. The real Doris is a diva and is a bit naughty. So I wanted to give this Doris a personality. She is a bit high maintenance with her lipstick and her curlers. (The vintage curlers actually belonged to my mom.) With her pearls and her rose she is quite the hot ticket, don’t you think? The locks used came from my two favorite farmers - Iris Creek Farm and Mrs. Hartman’s Farmhouse. Both of these farms raise Leicester Longwool sheep which have these long luscious curls.
Various Wool, Viscose, Silk Threads, Silk Hankies, Embroidery Floss, Leicester Locks, Silk Scarves3 ft x 5 ft
Everyone is worthy! Each square in this quilt is a remnant from previous work. These are pieces that would otherwise not be recognized, yet when put together, they shine! Some pieces are a bit wonky or didn’t get accepted into shows, yet their journey continued on. Each square is unique…and worthy! Each square was needlefelted, wet felted, or nuno felted over the last 5 years. All of the squares were hand stitched with love. The visible stitching represents the love and laughter of people who hold us together at times when we do not feel worthy.
Merino Wool, Viscose, Silk Threads, Silk Hankies, Wire, Embroidery Floss16 x 6 x 6
Combining my passion of gardening with felting, I enjoy making wool roses. They last forever and don't even need water. I create the fabric for the roses, the leaves, and even wet felt the wired stems. I piece each rose together with embroidery floss and a touch of love.