Thursday, September 21, 2006

Wool Hearts

Someone mentioned that they would like to see how the wool hearts turned out. You can see three of them on my Flickr pages.

The other day I went to the fabric store looking for wool in pastel shades. I had seen wool fat quarters online, but the store didn't have any, and the sales clerk said she hadn't heard of them. I then headed for the local thrift store and bought a jacket and three pairs of slacks (plus a long, purple silk dress) for less than the fat quarter packet. The colors were not pastels, but it is a start to see if I like working with wool.

I took a tip from a comment Beth Anderson made (thanks, Beth) on the Hand Embroidery group list and cut one of each color, then used a rotary cutter to cut them into sections.

Next I put the pieces together on interfacing to hold them for stitching with zig zag stitching.

I started embellishing last night, and the stitches glide through the fabric!


Jo in NZ said...

These look interesting !

seoulsisterstevens said...

OHHH Charlene,

These look so vintage!!! I NEED to try this too. I feel like I have missed so much since being gone. Please share how you like working with wool.


Ribbonwiz said...

These are going to be very interesting and look forward to seeing what you do on them.
I had not thought of using wool fabric.

Louisiana Momma said...

that's a great idea - I have been wanting to do some stuff with wool but didn't think to look in the suits and pants.. I always think sweaters.. what do you plan on doing with the hearts? Wanted to tell u I pulled my CQ back out.. haven't done any in months.. I got hooked back on my XS kinda like you did.. but it's refreshing to think of doing something different for a change :-)