Help is wanted in Cumbria to create a flock of 10,000 sheep for an art installation later in 2012.
The Flock project is the latest mass involvement arts project organised by Eden Arts.
Organisers are looking for children and adults to create thousands of woolly pom-pom sheep!
Stuck for something to do at half-term or during a wet weekend – then download the information sheet and templates and get making sheep.
Every sheep will have a different face, fleece and texture and thousands of them are needed for the project.
Join the Flock
Schools, groups, organisations and individuals are all invited to take part by making sheep & flocks for the installation, which will be displayed in 2012.
The project’s aim is to encourage creativity and collaboration, while raising awareness and celebrating the sheep farming & wool industry.
Organisers suggest participants use sheep’s wool to make their sheep – as it is 100% natural, sustainable and biodegradable. They advise against using yarns containing 100% synthetic wool.
Originally the project called for 10,000 sheep. However, we notice on the website this has been revised down to 5000, with only about 1500 submitted so far.
Further Flock details
Download the sheep making kit – (.pdf)
Further information sheet – (.pdf)