Over the years I have collected wool applique patterns. I have never tried making one because I was afraid to ruin the wool. I had visions of jagged or frayed edges. When a wool applique class was offered at my local quilt store I jumped at the chance. They were offering a really cute pattern as a kit.
I showed up on the day with a few skeins of DMC floss, a package of embroidery needles and a pair of scissors. Everything else was provided. The instructor showed different methods of applique and provided the materials for each. She had a sample that had all the methods so you could feel the hand of the fabric and see the results. I went with the fusible using Heat N Bond.
She also had several types of scissors to try. She had Kay Buckley. I loved the feel of them in my hand but not the feel as I cut the wool. They did the job but when I tried the Fiskars Easy Action Micro Tip I fell in love with them. They cut smoothly and easily.
During class I managed to cut out the entire project and get all the fusing done. I had all the wool applique stitches done and only had backstitching of the letters and the embellishments left.
Here is the final project.
Wicked Chickens Lay Deviled Eggs. Hilarious!
The pattern can be found at Briar Root Primitives here.
It was a great class and I got over my fear of cutting into wool.
Your stitches are so Perfect! You did an impressive job for not having done it befor. Mine would have looked like a 5 year olds work!
What a cute chicken pillow! I have never done wool applique, but I do have a wool quilt I started for my brother. Maybe I should applique his name on it so he never has to worry about anyone taking it. It is going to be a quilt for him to use on the tour bus. The buses can get really cold in the winter even though they are heated.
Wool applique is so awesome and easy because the edges wont fray, the fabric is thick and the you don't have to worry about tension so much. My favorite textile for applique. Great job!
I haven't tried wool applique but I have seen some really cute patterns for it. Well done on such a well made first wool project.
Ha ha, this is adorable! I absolutely love wool appliqué! Which reminds me I have a quilt flimsy with wool appliqués daisies on it that needs quilting… it's in line!
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