Join the Flock
Eden Arts have launched a public art project that’s totally caught our imagination! The Cumbria-based organisation are inviting you to make pom-pom sheep to create a gigantic fuzzy flock – think Antony Gormley’s ‘Field for the British Isles’, only fluffier and more colourful!
The aim is to raise awareness of the wonder of sheep’s wool while encouraging collaborative creativity, so make sure you use sheep's wool to make your pom-pom beasties, and invite as many people to join in as you can!
To whet your appetite you can visit a flock of 125 of the sheep at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery in Carlisle, where they will remain till the end of 2011. Over the next few months they’re hoping to increase this number to several thousand!
You can download full sheep-making instructions at www.jointheflock.co.uk (and I've attached them below as well).