Thursday, 27 February 2020

Lincoln Longwool

The Lincoln Longwool is one of the UK's oldest breeds of sheep,

It was used to create the Leicester Longwool and extensively  improve new breeds like Corriedale and Polwarth. 

With only approximately 800 registered breeding ewes in the UK,
 it is becoming one of the most vulnerable among the countries 
64 breeds.

This piece of  wall art I have made is made from hand washed Lincoln Longwool fleece.

The light weight ring has been bound with hand spun fleece and I have mounted onto that a needle felted sheeps head, that is framed with the lustrous long locks that they are renowned for.

The ears are made from soft cream leather and it hangs from a piece of cream silk ribbon. 

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