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Project BAA BAA - Sheep Breeds Wool Portraits
Claregalway Co. Galway

30 October - 27 November 2020

Textile Artist, Kathy Ross has created 12 portraits of Irish pedigree breeds of sheep, which will be exhibited at Claregalway Castle as part of the European Congress of Sheep Farming & Associated Traditions Conference and Living with Sheep days.

Each portrait will incorporate needle felted wool shearing taken from each of the breeds. By using shearings from individual breeds incorporated into the artwork the artist will tell the story of each breed into its own portrait, creating an awareness of the importance of Irish sheep wool and the variety of wool and breeds in the country. Work began in May 2019, when the artist visited with the breeders and photographed the family of sheep, Ewe, Ram and Lambs.

Kathy has produced drawings from the original photographs, used design techniques to apply these drawings to material and is completing the beautiful stitching and embroidery on each unique piece.

Venue: Claregalway Castle

Dates: 30 Oct - 27 Nov 2020

Time: Open daily 09:00 - 17:00.

Rescheduled from June 2020

Event details
Claregalway Castle
30 October - 27 November 2020
Start 09:00
End 17:00