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Working With Wool.

Posted on | March 6, 2018 | 16 Comments

Working with wool fabrics appears to becoming popular. I have had the opportunity to be able to work on a project combining ideas from both Sue Spargo and Wendy Williams. The pattern is from Wendy and many of the stitching ideas are from Sue.

The colours are more vibrant than the photo shows, but you get the idea.

All the pieces are wool as well as the background.

Again the colours are not accurate e.g. the background is blue.

The elephants still need eyes and there have to be tassels on the blankets. The pieces are about 12 by 20 inches.

The next step is to turn them into a bag with zipper sections to hold threads.

In a totally different direction, this is a book I made with some friends this afternoon. I was able to finish stitching it together and put the cover on.

It is roughly A5 size.

Not a lot else to report. Plenty happening but no finishes.

Cheers, Karen



16 Responses to Working With Wool.

  • Anita says:

    Your wool project is so bright and eye catching!!!! Just lovely! It is funny when we get a few projects started and then not finished. I’m naughty for that. lol. xx

  • wendy says:

    I love your wool work! So bright and cheerful

  • Mary says:

    Sweet elephants! I love all the extras you add to your pieces. I don’t know what the book is for, but it’s darling. Looks like you chose some pretty coordinating paper.

  • Frances says:

    I love your wool project. It is just the inspiration that I need to see today!!

  • Raewyn says:

    I love your woolen work, Karen… what a great combination – Sue Spargo and Wendy Williams! I look forward to seeing the completed bag. The book looks gorgeous too – will you put photos in it?

  • Susan Snooks says:

    Your wool work is lovely Karen! And I’m curious to know what that delightful book holds!?

  • Love what you have done with the wool and stitched embellishments. Take care

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen wow love those elephants i love your wool work,i quite enjoy working with wool too ,you have inspired me to find another wool project,hope you have a wonderful day my friend xx

  • Jenny Benton says:

    Your wool projects are so pretty – and of course the fabric doesn’t fray.

  • Fiona says:

    I do love that woolwork and keep promising myself to do some…. your stitching is just exquisite… lovely hand madebook too – what will you be using it for?

  • sunny says:

    I love working with wool! And you make books, too? How talented you are.

  • Anne says:

    Your wool projects are gorgeous. I have never worked with wool but will have to try it one day!Add it to the list.

  • Karen D Martin says:

    Oh my goodness–your stitching is beautiful! It looks like lots of fun too–love those elephants!

  • Kyle says:

    Love the bright colors of wool your working with. Your stitching is lovely and will make adorable bags.

  • Beautiful work….Love your handmade book xx

  • Jeanette says:

    Love your wool projects. They are gorgeous. Hugs, xx.


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