Felted wool wonders showcased at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Posted at 7:42 AM, Mar 01, 2018

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Forget the lion or the lamb.

This morning, March came in like a flying pig.

Yes. All those things you said you’d do “when pigs fly” now have to be done.

Okay, it was a pig made of felt and it was suspended in a tree…but it did have wings.

This bit of whimsy can be found, along with many other woolen works, at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens through the end of March.

Ten members of The Feltmakers Federation of Kansas City, like Carol Ann Parker, share their wonderful work in the display.

It all starts with a sheep.

Some of the artists raise their own.

Then, with the wool, some soap, a bit of agitation and heat, felt is formed and, then, transformed into art.

Take a late Winter, early Spring stroll through the OP Arboretum and see this ancient craft in a whole new way.

By the way, in addition to the pig, you may even see a few flying fish.