Monday, January 2, 2012
Wool and Winter
We're in the middle of a winter snow storm and it is welcome and beautiful. Yes, that's me out on the lake in front of our home.
What is it about winter and wool? I have always loved wool - wool sweaters, socks, blankets and of course working with wool fiber. There is nothing like the feel and look of hand dyed wool felt and I dye my own wool for applique.
While the recent holidays took time away from working on my book and doing applique, I didn't let it go completely; I can accomplish a lot in short time periods.
When I first started doing wool applique, I used DMC Perle Cotton to hand stitch my appliques. Now I use DMC Broder Medicis. It's wonderful to work with. DMC had discontinued making this thread, but a substitute is now available.
A pillow I designed and appliqued using hand dyed wool and medici wool thread.