Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wool and Wool Applique

By now you all know that I love applique. What you may not know is I love to applique with wool, especially wool on cotton. I love mixing the two. The texture of the wool adds so much to even the simplest designs. My next two books (yes, I am writing two books for 2012) will feature several projects with wool. I am also working on a quilt for a certain magazine that will include wool. So I wanted to share with you an excellent source for gorgeous wool.
The above wool arrived yesterday from Cathi at Shakerwood Woolens. She sells wools in fat 1/8s and fat 1/16s. The perfect size for those doing applique and wanting to build a good stash of colors. These are some of the most evenly dyed wools I have seen. From left to right- Dried Cranberries, Pumpkin Patch, Squash and Rose Dark. She also has some beautiful blues and purples.
Just click on the link and check her out. You can sign up for the newsletter and she will let you know as she adds new colors.
Happy Quilting, Dawn


  1. I love wool mixed with cottons as well!

  2. Oh------we have to wait till 2012 for your new books, sigh! I also love doing applique with wool. Hope you will show us some sneak peeps of your books.

  3. I love all the wool projects I see, but have been tentative about trying it. Thanks for sharing the link -- this would be a great way to get started!

  4. I love the mixture of the two also. Thanks for sharing the link.
    Please see my first Folk Art Tribute block on my blog. Not perfect,but got one done:-)
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. You're writing books using cottons n wool? COOL!

  6. I'm so excited about your new books! I love applique with wool also and it is hard to find a lot of patterns. The dyed wool is beautiful.

  7. I love wool - I mean true, undying love. Those colors are scrumptious. Keep us posted about the books! blessings, marlene

  8. Beautiful colours in those wools! They look very tempting. Thank you for the link.
    Good luck with your new books! :)

  9. I bought some of Cathi's wool at a show and I think she has some of the prettiest colors.


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