Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below or going to

Thursday, October 5, 2017

~ That Felt Good ~

Oh my...
at least I'm putting my 'recovery' time to good use ~ 

For my readers here that aren't on Facebook or Instagram,
this is what I've been doing:
~ Needlefelting ~
{{ ok, I'm needlefelting + applique with a sprinkling of embroidery }}

 a few years ago, I spun some of our Finn ewe 'Esther''s fleece {aka Mommy}
she has a beautiful loose staple that is great for spinning.
but, I am not a great spinner!

as you can see below, my skeins are a mess ~
too tight, too loose, knots, slubs and pieces of hay
all make up a hank of my 'yarn'...

but it's pretty 
and I never thought I would be able to do anything with it.
Until Now.

it is perfect for creating my 2-dimensional {2D} sheep!

each wonky curl and loop of the yarn 
just seems to add more of a realist effect to my needle felted sheep's coat...
~ don't you agree?

especially this little guy,

I'm embellishing with applique, embroidery and each lamb or sheep 
has hand blown German glass eyes.

they aren't perfect, but I am improving each time.
the most important part of this is enjoying the creative & learning process as I continue.

I hope you all have a wonderfully creative October Day ~
full of inspiration, peace & kindness.

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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