Primitive Folk Art Sheep Figurine
Sheep have been part of the folk art tradition for generations. My sheep figurine, made with many vintage elements, continues the genre.
Primitive Folk Art Sheep
When I first drew the pattern for this sheep, I wasn’t sure if I would hook it, needle punch it, sew it—anything…. It just kind of evolved as I went through my stash of vintage wools and unusual yarns. Dave added his flair for the rustic and we ended up with one of my favorite folk art pieces to date. The body of the sheep is cut from vintage wool which I hand sewed into shape. Carefully stuffed with cotton, as the figure took shape, new bits of my stash called out. The unusual fleece yarn is hand sewn to the body. Vintage bobbins and barrel pieces provide the perfect stage. Overall measurements are 14″ long, 4.5″ wide, and 8″ tall. For display only. If you would like to see this piece in person, it is on display at The Barn at Todd Farm in Rowley, MA. Also available for online purchase.
I am a Maker. Textiles and textures fascinate me. Relics from the past take hold of my imagination and frequently influence my work. I love to design with vintage and recycled materials in my rug hooking, knitting, and folk art assemblages. I also love to collaborate with my husband . He’s first to my rescue when my artistic vision outshines my skill set and his own artistic eye frequently defines our creative path. All the items featured here on Artizanmade will link you to my online shop at Jwrobel.com.