Alyce Grove saw a sheep herding demonstration at an “Olden Days Celebration” and was completely taken by how critical dogs and sheep were historically to family and community life. This was the beginning her love affair with the concept of felting, and the beginning of her journey to master one of the oldest forms of fiber work.
She was inspired to develop a flock of sheep, seeking wool fiber that is comfortable to the skin. She says that the gentle Cormo breed of sheep with fleece some describe as “angel fur” was the answer. She adds, “Today my registered flock provides a divine canvass for painting with wool to produce unique one-of-a-kind garments warmer than sweaters and equally as stylish.”
She now experiments with a variety of fleece and adds: “From my sheep to your shawl, these felted wool garments are a salute to history, the animals, and the environment we all share.”
Alyce Grove’s work can be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY.