Lincoln Sheep and Natural Dyes
Can artwork be created using only sustainable materials? I thought so. In 2016 the idea of using wool and natural dyes answered a need to create art that was local, renewable and beautiful. The long locks of Lincoln sheep seemed perfect.
The warm luster of this wool makes it a great choice for both two and three-dimensional art. Plus, felting wool with a group of people in a communal, noisy workout is fun. This was an intensive, long process of cleaning, carding and felting, taking three years to complete.
Sustainable and natural dyes used in this work are from logwood, iron, cochineal, indigo and onion skins.