Wool Wednesday

I told you a bit ago that I was excited to begin a wool project again. It’s been years since I’ve finished a wool project. I enjoy wool and like the variety of texture, it brings to decorating.

This is the project I picked to start with. It was simple and didn’t require a lot of colors. I thought it would be a nice neutral piece that would look good with my other decor.

I was watching Sew Tattered and she showed this wool book. Pure and Simple by Maggie Bonanomi. I bought a used copy so it was less than $10. I didn’t want to book to spend its life sitting on a shelf so I picked a project and jumped in.

I found my Steam and Seam and got to work cutting out the pieces.

I have to laugh. I was so excited to be doing a wool project again that I forgot to take pictures!! Typically I take pictures of each step when I make projects so I can share with you how I did them. Not this time.

I realized that when I got this far…finished. UGH.

It turned out much like the one in the book. My flowers and buttons were a little bigger.

I went around the house and auditioned places for this to go. As of now, I don’t have a permanent place but that’s okay. It’s a versatile piece that can go pretty much anywhere.

My apologies for not taking step-by-step pictures. I’ll try to remember next time…because there is going to be a next time. I’m excited to be doing a few wool projects again. I likely won’t be working on them on Wednesdays like others who are participating in Wool Wednesday because I work on Wednesdays and by the time I get home, there isn’t much time to do any projects like that. That won’t stop be from doing a few wool projects though.

It was so much fun! I’m kind of hoping to get to a store with wool…hm…maybe for my birthday?! That sounds like a great idea.

9 thoughts on “Wool Wednesday”

  1. Colleen Powshik

    I love this piece! I work with wool rather than cross stitch now but most of my wool projects are for Christmas.
    I have used wool coats, pants and skirts I’ve found in thrift stores for the backgounds at least,
    Thank you for your blog and so much inspiration. I read it every day with my coffee and started cutting out the Homespun Baby Quilt for donation,
    Colleen

  2. Jo check the web site of https://thewoolenneedle.com/, Williamsburg, Iowa. They carry a lot of wool, wool kits and fabrics. She also has wool scrap bags. A very nice store.
    Your project is amazing.
    Just finished a couple of small tops using up 180 1 1/2 inch HST. These were leftover from a quilt I made my sister. Have one more challenge to use up a few more scraps from the project and then it’s time to cut the rest and put in various scrap bins.
    Hope you had a great day!

  3. Jo, I am starting to dabble with wool. I think it might be easier to stitch a wool project while riding in the car rather than doing cross-stitch (some roads are so bumpy). I’ve collected wool clothing from the thrift stores, deconstruct it, and felt it. I have a pretty decent stash now.

  4. I’ve always wanted to try wool projects – I bought 2 patterns a couple of years ago but never got to them. I think I’ll pull them out after Christmas!
    Love and prayers

  5. Love your little wool project! I love wool applique very much, I have thrifted wool for a long time and can’t seem to stop! I have so many projects in the making because there are so many cute patterns out there! It’s very addictive and so easy to take with you to appointments like your cross stitch. So glad you are liking it too and hope to see more projects that you do.

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