Soapy Sheep

For this project we began with a full shaven sheep and some buckets of soap and water. The task was to turn the wool strips into felt, then into a three dimensional object, and finally a piece on the wall.

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Here is the wool pile we were given. We cleaned and organized it into strips facing the same direction.

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We layer the strips so that there were three sections of wool, two in the same direction and the middle in the opposite for strength. Wrap them in plastic or a rice mat and submerge in hot water. Rub vigorously for around 4 minutes. Open the rice mats add soap, close the mat, and rinse with hot water. Then set with cold water and leave to dry.

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Here is our drying wool sheets, once dried it was easy to sow the sheets around items.

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Here is the 3D glory. Finally cut them apart and tack to a wall. Because it is a funny material we tried to send a humorous message.

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Hopefully it comes through for you.

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