Working on the Autumn Wool Work Runner

Picking up where I left off during Autumn Jubilee, I have made a bit of progress on the Wool Runner.  I wasn’t able to finish it before the end of the event, so I had to continue working on it in November.  If you missed that and you’d like the free pattern, click on – Autumn Jubilee 2019 Wool StitchAlong

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The runner design is two sections on each end of a runner.  I pinned the next sections in place.

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Each end is similar but not exactly the same.  The elements are the same but the colors and placement is just a bit different.  I really didn’t want to have to match them up exactly.

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I began stitching with the wonderful Aurifil Wool Thread, starting with the leaves that were under other leaves.

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Changing colors, I continued with more leaves.

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Several football games later, I thought I was done, but there is a leaf missing.  It must have fallen off while I was repinning, and I found it in my chair.

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I pulled some beads and trims from my stash to embellish the piece.

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So, here is where I will begin today.  I’ll get that last leaf stitched down, then start on the details.  I still need to do the embroidery with the floss to outline the pumpkin and leaf veins, then I’ll get to the beads.  I hope I can finish this piece before Thanksgiving!

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Did you do a wool work project this year?

If you are on our Facebook Sharing Group, be sure to see Pam’s project, she finished way before I did and her project is gorgeous!

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17 thoughts on “Working on the Autumn Wool Work Runner

  1. Thanks for the kind comment. Even though I finished mine and backed it, I might be tempted to add some beads. I have beads but didn’t even think of that. I think I will wait until you do yours to get some ideas if you don’t mind.

  2. I don’t have ANY wool stash at all; I have one kit from buttermilk basin that will be my wool project for 2020..I have never worked with wool–hope i like it. I love your project–where do you get your wool pieces? I’ve seen precuts, but sometimes you need larger background pieces…thanks Hugs, Julierose

  3. Marie

    Wool applique is my favorite thing to do, I like it better than piecing. I use the blanket stitch on all my projects. Most of my patterns, even full wool quilts have come from Primitive Gatherings.

  4. Rosemaryflower

    I love your wool project. I like the beads embellished on it too.
    I have never tried wool applique. It looks fun.
    maybe when I break my hip….. oh, wait, you don’t stay in bed and recover for those anymore like in the days of olden….. This looks very appealing. One day I will try it. Thanks for sharing your exquisite creativity, Carole

  5. That is so pretty, Carole! I like the design on either end this year. I’ve been really enjoying embroidery lately, so haven’t done any wool stitchery in awhile. Glad you are getting close to finishing this one for Thanksgiving!

  6. Mary

    I’m looking forward to seeing this once the embellishments are in place. Hoping you finish it before Thanksgiving.
    Cheers, Mary

  7. I love working with wool! Your autumn project is so pretty … you’ve made great progress on it — I’m sure you’ll have it finished up just in time for Thanksgiving! 🙂

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