Named for the lovely lane in England where my husband’s grandmother lived. “The Wyncies'” thatched roof cottages and winding country lanes stole my heart and began my obsession with all things sheepy!
My little flock include Old English Southdown Baby Dolls and Shetlands, who boast names like Agnes, Andrew and Penelope. Both breeds are miniature in stature, but surely make up for it in personality!
Of course, I will be blogging now and then about my escapades with wool, but today my post is about making woolen dreadlocks.
I know, I know, unusual you say. Well, not really. Just unusual in MY world until now. I have been having so much creative fun with this. Just Google woolen dreads and you will see the most amazing works of art. They are dyed awesome colors and adorned with beads, fabrics and beautiful jewelry… All of which is right up my ally.
It is a lengthy process if you start by shearing your own sheep.
Then the fleece is sent to a fiber mill…which takes six weeks and eventually it returns to me like this!
then comes the fun part of making them into dreads.
and dying them.
And then you get to wear them!!!
Hahaha! You guys should never let me stay home by myself!