Friday, November 13, 2015

Wool Applique


 I showed you this applique piece as the one I was taking to Bolivia with me. I knew I wouldn't have much time at all to work on it, but I figured I'd bring it anyway. It didn't take up much space. 
After my trip:  I only got the larger blue sections buttonhole stitched down. Must have taken me all of 10 minutes! LOL
 I finished it up the last few nights  and started adding the embroidery. I was not happy with it at all, so I removed it and thought it looked just as good without it. 
 I hung it from a few different places...

Until it felt right. 
I'm keeping my eyes open for something to put in the pocket.  Any ideas?

This project was designed by Rebekah l Smith and is in her new book Wool Applique, Folk Art.

Have a wonderful weekend.

28 comments:

  1. That does look just right, and such beautiful colors for this time of year. Hope you're feeling better and better!

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  2. Maybe some of the berry branches from the craft store. They come in colors much like you have used.

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  3. Just beautiful. You're right; it didn't need the extra embroidery. Sometimes less is more. It reminds me of a backpack. Now what might a backpacker have dangling out of a pocket? Something collected from a stroll along a favourite trail? I'm sure you'll find just the right something.

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  4. I was thinking branches or some dried herbs would be lovely

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  5. Beautiful wool work! Very Inspiring but I need to resist temptation for a while.....too many quilt projects in progress at the moment!!

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  6. Beautiful work and, as usual, I love your color selections! I would keep it close by with my scissors and threads of my current applique project.

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  7. Looks great, Lori! Love your blue crockery/pottery/glass too!

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  8. It really does look wonderful without the embroidery! Love the look of wool pieces. It looks like it fits perfectly into your home! And it definitely seems to be waiting for some dried herbs, thistles or berries.:)

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  9. Beautiful! I d put faux berries now and long cinnamon sticks, then pine, holly, and peppermint sticks at Christmas. Or----pin it on the sofa for the TV remote,lol.

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  10. You did find just the right spot! I could see 2-3 small doll faces peeking out of the pocket.

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  11. It's beautiful--in any of the spots you choose to hang/display. Is this a Rebekah Smith design?

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  12. So pretty! I really should actually MAKE something from my copy of the book - instead of just looking at all the pretty pictures! LOL

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  13. It looks so at home there, Lori.
    You've received some great ideas for things to put in the pocket. I draw a blank on anything new or different.

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  14. Lori,
    Nice work, Love wool. How about Sven and some holly! Love all the pictures of the dresses, You did a great job.
    Laurie

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  15. A bunch of Everlasting flowers would look good. I liked it with the stitching but its lovely without.

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  16. Charming! Looks like you found the perfect spot.

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  17. Wonderful piece. You did a lovely job on it. Colors are perfect.

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  18. Very nice! I think a few branches of bittersweet would be perfect!

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  19. Agreement with everybody else. The embroidery isn't necessary. The colors and design are strong all by themselves.
    I forgot who suggested stapling wool pieces in place before stitching. That would be you! Great idea.

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  20. That's so pretty, and I love where you put it! I'm thinking some old wooden spools might look neat sticking out of it. The spools aren't like sewing thread spools, but are long and skinny (about 12" long). They may be for weaving on big looms. If you look on ebay you'll see what I mean.

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  21. You applique is beautiful and you found the perfect place to display. I love the book, have some wool, but need time to stitch. Sweet Annie would look nice year round....bittersweet for fall and holly or winterberry for Christmas/winter.

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  22. Lori, it looks so lovely and you found the perfect hanging spot for it. Btw i like it with, and without the embroidery. A few dried sprigs of herbs would be nice peeking out of the pocket, or any dried arrangement for that matter, i'm sure you'll find something suitable. I also like the idea of long wooden vintage weaving bobbins/spools, they make a nice display.

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  23. Love the colors of the wool applique. I would put a pretty journal or greeting cards in it.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  24. Lori es muy bonito!!
    ramas de eucalipto, o laurel, unos palos de canela
    me gustan estas ideas para poner algo en los bolsilos

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  25. Your work is always awesome and this applique is a beauty!!!

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