Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pillows in Progress


It seems like it would be an easy thing to do, but making these pillows is going to be a Huge job. You see two finished pillows in this bunch here on the couch, but still a fair few yet to finish here. The reason it is such a big job is that I am stuffing them with wool from our sheep. This job involves hand washing the fleeces, then drying each washed fleece and then carding the wool(combing and fluffing it out) before stuffing each pillow. Each pillow has one kilogram of washed wool in it, so they are very full and solidly stuffed. The two I have finished so far are the yummiest pillows I have ever felt and will last a long time so I think the effort is worthwhile, though painfully tedious.

5 comments:

Hedgehog said...

Gorgeous - and worth the effort, I'm sure!

Tamera said...

Your fabric choices are AMAZING. I live in a rural area and we just don't see those prints around here, LOL.

I love coming to your blog because the more I see the fabrics, the more I want to purchase some to use.

ROZ said...

You have your own sheep! I'm impressed. Those are going to be the best pillows ever. And can even be put on the bed on cold nights.

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, I hope they appreciate all the effort you (and your sheep) are putting into each pillow! I love the fabric choices you have made. Lovely!

Shelina said...

They are beautiful and I'm sure that they are very comfortable as well. My brother raises a couple of sheep, but they just used the wool for mulching the garden because they didn't want to go through all that work for getting the wool ready.

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