Today we had a unique experience by having a visit from some sheep, it was a great experience for us to get up close with the wool itself and to understood that certain sheep have different types of wools. It was great to talk to the mail shepherd who talked us about the sheep individually, like they were his children; it was great.
We also did some drawing outside, so we could look closely at the fur and get the texture and the quality of coats they have. I did a few drawings of the face and fur in order to get a personal idea of the animal and material.
We later on had a talk about the wool itself, it was a great talk about what she does about wool and how patient she is about the material. it was a rare opportunity for us to get close to the wool and to feel it not on the sheep. She also showed us what she create with wool and who she adapts it to making clothes and decorations. I also loved the stories she told, she told us about experiences she’s had looking after the sheep, and for me that gave me a clear in-sit of the kind of life she lives as a full time shepherd.
It was a great morning and a great change for the class to get outside and experience something different. It was also a chance for use to get to know fabric, and understand the material. For me, I knew nothing about wool and and how intense it is to farm. it was different a great oppunity and i learnt a lot about how its used.