Meet Jacob the Sheep

needle felted jacob sheep sideI’ve almost finished my latest sewing project. So rather than finishing it, I decided to pick up by needle felting kit and a big handful of spinning fleece, and make a sheep.

needle felted jacob sheep side viewAs the fleece was from a Jacob sheep, it only seemed right to make a mini version of the breed. I love how beautifully this fibre felts up. Really satisfying.

That really is the point. So many of my other craft projects take days or months, even years, to complete. It’s just nice to finish something in a couple of hours. To be able to hold the finished piece in your hand on the same day of starting it. A good feeling.

needle felted jacob sheep frontOf course, when I say finish, I don’t actually mean it. There are a few tweaks to do on this fleecey friend. I’m undecided whether to add eyes. I need to go over it a little bit more with the needle too, but she can wait until I finish my sewing project. I’ve itched that particular craft urge now.

jacobs sheepThe models

4 thoughts on “Meet Jacob the Sheep

  • Tuesday 4 August, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    What a cutie
    Have tons of fleece to use, bags to spin, eventually 😀
    Happy days xx

    • Wednesday 5 August, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      Me too. I seem to have a few (ahem) bags of fleece to spin. Must buckle down. Sometime.

  • Wednesday 5 August, 2015 at 8:03 am

    I love this. Presumably you’ve called him Jacob?,

    • Wednesday 5 August, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      It might be a little unoriginal, but yes, he is Jacob. I have an idea to reapeat this with other fleece. To build up a collection of little sheep. They’ll probably all end up with similar names. 🙂

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