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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



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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

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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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