Lavender and Wool
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
This was so enjoyable to make. It love stitching and creating with wool. This was a printed image that I bought at a booth at a quilt show. At the time, I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I decided when I found the purple wool to make a wall hanging. Initially I was going to use this wool for a backing of another project, which would have been such a shame because of how pretty this wool is and no one would have seen it. I used fusible to attach the image to the wool, and then used a feather stitch and a blanket stitch around the edges to add some texture and dimension. Afterwards, I cut out a flower motif free hand because I felt that maybe it needed something in the corner of the piece, so I free hand cut out the flower and the flower pot using fabric and wool. I added some French knots to the flower. For myself, I don't like any edge to be unfinished. This isn't to say that there is anything wrong with that, it is just my style preference. I blanket stitched around all of the edges, and then slid it onto the dowel. I love looking at this in my kitchen!