Felted Pumpkins

Just in time for fall!  We went to Rhinebeck’s Sheep and Wool Festival and saw lots of felted pumpkins.  We chose some roving and went to work!

I used scrap wool to felt the basic shape of the pumpkins, and then covered that with the beautiful orange variegated merino wool to create the ribs of the pumpkins.

all three alternate, pumpkins, felted pumpkins, orange wool, variegated merino, orange wool
big one closeup
little closeup           middle

meema setup

I wrapped wool around pipe cleaners and felted it a little to keep its shape, and then wound the wool-covered pipe cleaner around my finger to make the tendrils.

God bless, Rebekah

HFA’s Newest!

Yesterday we drove up to Springfield, Mass. to pick up a new rabbit!

And here he is,a beautiful Jr Chestnut Agouti buck!  I’ve named him Basil. Well, it was a contest between Giacomo, Basil and Stefano. But Basil won out. I think he looks like a Basil.

meet basil

basil side view

His previous owner clipped his coat a bit, so it is not as long as it will be when he grows it out.

As you may have noticed, all my angoras look pretty much the same, as they are all Black and Chocolate Torts.

So I have been searching for a new Frenchie in a different color. In a tort-to-tort breeding, all the babies will be more torts.
In an Agouti-to-Tort breeding I could possibly get more Torts, Agoutis, Black, Orange/Fawn, and maybe Chocolate.
The next litter will be exciting!

2 of the babies have been reserved so far, so in the spring when the babies have all been sold hopefully I will breed another litter.

Thanks for reading!

God Bless, Rebekah