Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Playing with Wool

I thought I'd try my hand at some wool applique....
I love all the overdyed wools that are available to us and have collected quite a bit of it over the last few years.   I usually add a piece of wool here or there to my cross stitch creations, but have not worked on a full wool project.

I love ditty bags too, so I drew up a design and cut out the pieces in a few different shades of wool.  Used some overdyed floss and also some perle cotton to attach the wool to some wonderful chocolate prairie cloth.


I wanted to also add some cross stitch....of course, right?
So, I added a few little do dads and a date with some more overdyed floss.  I really like the combo of the two.  I constructed a fully lined ditty bag.  I like to add interest and also use up some of my fabric scraps, by using two and sometimes three different fabrics for the binding and strap.  I love the look it gives....very make do.


Hope you're having a creative day too.....
Smiles, ~Nan

9 comments:

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

really like this one Nan!!!!
see you soon :)
L

Jeanne said...

Very nice...love the colors.

Robin said...

What a fun ditty bag you have created, Nan!

Robin in Virginia

Jacqueline said...

Love this

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sweet. Love your choice of wools.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Kate said...

Beautiful, Nan!

Ele said...

It's so beautiful! Love this one

bayrayschild said...

Beautiful!

Audrey

Carolina Gonzalez said...

Your work is always delightful!