Snails are brilliant. I’m starting get quite a fascination with them and have been making quite a few of late.
I do love creating creatures that are hand-embellished. I mainly do these embroidered pieces when a creature needs something to stand out and contract with the softer wool of his body. A Snail’s eyes are just the thing – they’re curious yet slightly dopey. Though they’re slow moving, I imagine they have to be very watchful and careful to make up for it. If every inch moved took as long, wouldn’t you be a bit more thoughtful about the direction you went in? They teach quite the life lesson!
I recently bought two water snails for my fishtank. I had considered getting more, but they’ve done such a fast job of eating the algae in the tank that I’m having to start feeding them too! If I’d have more they’d need even more food! I even looked into what it takes to look after a land snail. One day perhaps I’ll buy a tank big enough!