Counting on Ewe
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
This is a wool applique pattern by The Woolen Needle, called Counting on Ewe. I saw this as a model in the store, and just new that I wanted to stitch it. I have a very narrow wall next to a closet, and it was the perfect spot for it. Sometimes with wool applique projects, I have not wanted to do them even though I liked the design because the kit will come with primitive colors that have darker colored backgrounds, that also seem autumnal to me. For example, the stitched model of this had a black background with a dark brown plaid, and the accents being hunter green, burnt orange, and brick red. While the looks really pretty and has a certain aesthetic, it doesn't match the color in my decor. I tend to want to always follow what the designer created, and then end up kind of 'stuck'. For this, I decided to think outside the box, and challenge myself to pick my own colors. Because my kitchen is purple and green, those were the colors I decided to use. I am so pleased with the way the colors look, because I think it still think it has a primitive quality to it. I also decided to use a back lining, even though it wasn't required in the pattern. I think having a backing just creates a really nice finish.