Some eight years ago I began working with and reading about wool, the sheep who produce it, and all that takes place between pasture and yarn store. Since I started, I have used the fleece of over 70 rare breeds. Each piece I make is infused with the joy I find in working with these fibers.

Click on the title above for the full statement and a description of the processes I employ to make these works of felted wool.
 

Rare Breed Study
Leslie Horan Simon Rare Breed Study felted wool, thread
Sweeping Again
2019
felted wool, thread
24" x 36"
Leslie Horan Simon Rare Breed Study felted wool, thread
Plaid Blanket
2019
felted wool, thread
36" x 24"
Leslie Horan Simon Rare Breed Study felted wool, thread
Stormy Sleep
2019
felted wool, thread
36" x 24"
Leslie Horan Simon Rare Breed Study felted wool, thread
Mighty Night
felted wool, thread
30" x 40"
Leslie Horan Simon Rare Breed Study felted wool, thread
Rare Bird
felted wool, thread
36" x 24"
Leslie Horan Simon Rare Breed Study felted wool, thread
Big Brown
felted wool, thread
41.25" x 65.5"
Leslie Horan Simon Rare Breed Study felted wool, thread
Little Brown
felted wool, thread
10" x 10"