Monday, June 14, 2021

Wool Applique

Lately I haven't had anything to pick up and work on in the evenings when I was home. This is an older project I started some time ago and am finally making my way back to it. I believe the backing is tobacco cloth. I feel like it does need a stabilizer since it is pretty limp. As I'm already halfway there I'll finish it as is. I know many people use SF101 to stabilize. Any thoughts on that?
This is a design by Maggie Bonanomi. 

Another trek in the woods this weekend!



Burnt Lake. 


Mt Hood. 
(photo credit Michelle Flores)

Let's make it a terrific week!

 

18 comments:

  1. Once I started using sf101 I ha e never regretted it nor will I not ever use it when appliquing wool on cotton or linen. Does not gum up my needle either.

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  2. SF 101 has made my life so much easier! I also like the stability it adds when making project into a wall hanging or pillow. 🙂

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  3. SF 101 has made my life so much easier! I also like the stability it adds when making project into a wall hanging or pillow. 🙂

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  4. I also use SF101--terrific stuff...pretty applique piece...hugs, Julierose

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  5. I love your pretty, pretty blocks! I enjoy your hikes...I used to do a lot of that, and hope to again!

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  6. Very pretty wool applique. Looks small enough to bring on your hikes too. What is tobacco cloth? Osnaburg?

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  7. I am so happy to read all these comments about stabilizer. It is a question I have had and now I have answers!

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  8. I don't use a stabilizer for wool applique but then I've used only quality cotton, wool or heavy linen. The use for the project would determine whether I'd ever think about using one.

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  9. Very cute project! On our way east we saw the devastation caused by the fire last year. Such a shame. We're in Kansas now - going to Florida and then Texas and will be glad to get home in about 3 weeks.

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  10. Wool applique makes a great "pick-up" project. I haven't done any for quite a while.
    Gorgeous shots of nature--love seeing the color green and water. There isn't a whole lot of either around here right now.

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  11. Your applique is so charming. I don't have an opinion about the stabilizer. Your nature photos are so dramatically beautiful!

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  12. I love wool applique. I like using Heat n Bond Feather Lite (if I can find it) or Steam a Seam Lite. It holds on lightly but gives stability. Beautiful hike! It had to be cooler up in the high country than down below.

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  13. I have never had success with SF101. All my friends use it though and love it. I don't think I fuse it on correctly. Beautiful hike!

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  14. Your wool hand project is looking lovely! I really enjoy your photos from your hikes as the majestic landscape is so different from the landscape here in New England, which, of course, is beautiful in its own way. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. The first landscape photo, is that devils club on the long stems with leaves at the top? I remember hiking with my mother and as I stepped over a log I reached to grab the nearest thing which turned out to be devils club! OUCH!

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  16. I use SF101 for my embroidery on cotton thanks to Anna Bates' (Quilt Roadies) recommendation. In addition to adding stability it also adds some cover for the inevitable thread carryovers that would otherwise be visible through 60 count quilting cotton. I even use a (dull) cross stitch needle and have had no issues. The adhesive stands up to my spring-tension hoop. I bought a full bolt of it at Joann Fabrics with a 50% off coupon and after six years it is about half gone. In other words, I highly recommend it.
    Also, there are phone apps to identify plants (from photos), if you're interested.

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  17. another gorgeous spot to walk........

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