Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Please Do Not Touch




If I am ever organised or successful enough to exhibit anything anywhere, I will have a handcrafted and tactile notice inviting people to 'Please Touch'. This is a work by Shauna Richardson of large lion fame, shown at the woolly wonderland. I was pleased to be able to see it so close up, but I really wanted to touch it! I didn't though, as I am a pretty obedient person most of the time. I just imagined how it might feel. I did, however,  touch the sheep, as I didn't see the notice until it was too late. They are Gotland sheep, and their wool is so soft. I used some once to make the hair of a felted head lady, as it was just the sort of grey curls that I wanted.

6 comments:

Sonia Rodriguez said...

When it says do not touch...I always want to touch it..its just law of human nature ha ha ha

Linda Sue said...

It is so inviting to touch, such a lovely work! I would have to not only touch it but cuddle it! AND the sheep, aren't they wonderful!

Carole said...

When you do have a show make sure the "please touch" sign is big! I had a book in a show once and everyone was too shy to flip through it. Sigh.
I've had a lovely visit through the last few posts. Love your needles, colours, and sights! xo Carole

Leenie said...

That is an amazing soft sculpture. Very tempting to touch. I don't think I could have resisted the sheep either. What beautiful wool.

Jenny Woolf said...

It is frustrating, I agree. I suppose she doesn't want it to get greasy with lots of people touching, but perhaps she should make it washable in that case! :)

snoopydog said...

These sheep are all just beautiful! Ros