Counting sheep

Playing around making tiny wee sheep with my smallest square weaving frame.

The wool is from a local farm up on Takaka Hill (they have grey Gotland sheep and now some white ones too – I forget the breed).

I took inspiration from Meg Stump’s sheep pin but I crocheted the head and feet instead because my embroidery skills aren’t great. The wool I used is soft and felts really well, so after a nice hot  hand-wash, the cute sheep are nice a fluffy and might become Christmas decorations or perhaps a baby mobile.

If you don’t have a weaving frame, but would like to make some, perhaps you can knit, crochet or felt some little squares instead?

They are so fun and quick to make and the flock keeps growing.:)