Are you having fun with Autumn Jubilee? (#AutumnJubilee2020) Today we continue with a new wool stitchery project. I hope you like this new design! This year we will make a wool pillow for a lovely Autumn accent. You can also finish this into a wall hanging if you choose not to do a pillow. Begin with selecting some beautiful wool felts or wool fabrics for your project. I ordered my wool felt for this project pictured below from One of the Flock, today’s giveaway sponsor. The felts are lovely soft, and the colors are stunning for fall projects. Choose a base color, and cut a 12 x 12-inch piece.
Cut one of each leaf given in the pattern from three different colors.
I’m using Aurifil Wool Threads for my project. If you don’t have these, you can also use two strands of matching DMC threads, or perle cotton.
Gather some embellishing buttons and beads in complementary colors for later.
Pin your leaves to your base as shown, or in a pleasing way to you, slightly overlapping the leaves.
Stitch the leaves to the base using the stitch you prefer. I use a whip stitch with a single wool thread. You can use more threads, different threads, a blanket stitch, whatever pleases you. For a country look, use black threads and a blanket stitch.
Stitch all the edges down.
I press the piece at this point to be sure it all lays flat.
Then using two strands of wool thread (or your choice), stitch the veins in the leaves using a backstitch.
In two weeks, we’ll embellish and finish the pillow, so you have plenty of time to get the base done.
Download the pdf – Wool Stitch Along Pattern
Today’s giveaway is a $40 gift certificate from One Of The Flock for their lovely wool felt collections or kits. Leave a comment below, then click on the Rafflecopter icon to enter. US Shipping Only.
Do you enjoy wool applique?