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« on: April 14, 2012 08:29:30 PM »

Yes, I did it.  I made a French Knot Sheep hoop.  But this one's special.  I was there when the wool came off the sheep.  I washed the wool.  I carded the wool.  I spun it into yarn with this specific hoop in mind.  And of course I embroidered 100s of french knots.  It's a thank you hoop to the Farmers (shepherds?) who allowed to join in thier shearing day last year.  Yes, last year.  I'm a bit late.  But better late then never right? Smiley



French knot sheep take 2 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


And this is the yarn I spun, in skein form.  There are 2 skeins because I let my 6 year old ply one half, because he's interested in pumping the treadles, not so much the spinning, but making the wheel go round.  May as well make it productive right? Cheesy


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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012 08:44:07 PM »

I love it! What a neat thing to see the wool from start to finished project. One day I hope to do something like that. I have a lot, a LOT to learn before that happens. Smiley Belladune, YOU rock!
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012 08:45:52 PM »

Oh my gosh, Bella, that's fantastic!  The sheep to...hoop? story is wonderful, but even without that, the hoop itself is flipping gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012 08:47:18 PM »

I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012 09:00:46 PM »

Awe thanks you guys!
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012 02:44:15 AM »

What a great hoop! I have always loved sheep and your little sheep wandering around are beautiful and cute.

The story behind it, makes it an even greater hoop. Yes of course better late than never, the shearing is done every year so a celebration to that is appropriate every year  Wink!

Really a very lovely hoop Belladune! 
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012 05:02:22 AM »

What a great idea, you'll always remember shearing day every time you look at it.  Really pretty, Bella.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2012 07:47:13 AM »

Thank you! 
Wediek, I think it's just fate that I've ended up spinning and getting so involved with it, as I too have always loved sheep.  My mother even said she thought I was a sheep when I was a baby with the noises I made LOL
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2012 07:50:13 AM »

Thank you! 
Wediek, I think it's just fate that I've ended up spinning and getting so involved with it, as I too have always loved sheep.  My mother even said she thought I was a sheep when I was a baby with the noises I made LOL

Hahaha! LOL Grin
Then it must be fate!
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2012 08:22:57 AM »

i love it! very cute, and a good idea. Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2012 10:15:25 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2012 10:34:52 AM »

I always admire your fibre, and love this end result. Can you get a close up? No hurry or anything. I am interested in neddlework and crewel, and I have supplies for both, and the only stitch I know is French Knot. LOL
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2012 04:23:43 PM »

So cute and the added touch of the yarn wrapped on the hoop was a great finishing touch.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2012 04:28:37 PM »

I always admire your fibre, and love this end result. Can you get a close up? No hurry or anything. I am interested in neddlework and crewel, and I have supplies for both, and the only stitch I know is French Knot. LOL

Unfortunately, I didn't think of close ups until I wrapped it up and sent it away!  I wonder if I can crop and still get detail?
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2012 10:22:58 AM »

The sheep look cute enough to pet! And the back story just makes it even more amazing
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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2012 06:20:51 AM »

Wow! Wow! Wow! I am in love with this whole project.
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2012 06:34:05 AM »

Thanks!  I heard from my "delivery guy"(the guy who put me in touch with them, as he works with them)that she(the shepard/farmer) said "Oh this is so great!  She didn't have to!"  But apparently she was smiling all day! Wewt!  I'm so glad she likes it. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2012 05:20:15 PM »

I love your sheep! I was recently given some home spun alpaca wool and I've been debating what I can make with it as a thank you for the person who spun it for me. Do you mind if I borrow your idea and make them a little alpaca hoop?
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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2012 05:44:50 PM »

Thank you!  And I do not mind at all!!  If it's a heavier yarn, I recomend a burlap background.  Or something with a looser weave.  I hope you post it if/when you finish it!
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2012 05:29:22 PM »

i want to touch it! i love what you did to the actual hoop as well
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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2012 05:38:57 PM »

thanks Cheesy
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