I love the colors in this plaid as they are very striking yet also warm and soothing.
I was asked if I could make a shawl pin in the form of a sheep using this tartan cane. She explained how as a knitter and the wife of a Scotsman, sheep have a special place in her heart. I never made a shawl pin before -- or a sheep either on the other hand -- but I loved the idea and decided to take the challenge!
Once I drew out my pattern, the rest fell into place. I made a veneer in the tartan and cut out my design with it. I added the face and ears last. I found the perfect steel pin that I covered in clay that actually glides through the knitted sweater or shawl beautifully.
I'm extremely pleased with how the whole piece turned out and now I will have to make a shawl pin for myself!