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Lavender Wool

I just love this project!  I wanted our kitchen to have a lavender theme.  I love lavender, and it was also even a theme of our wedding.  I don't know much about decorating, but I wanted to have purple as one of the colors in our kitchen, because I thought that it was a unique color for a kitchen.  I then have been making items to decorate our kitchen with a lavender theme, and even some things with sheep.  I didn't know that sheep are kind of an obsession of mine. :)  I found this printed fabric image, I believe at a quilt show- sometimes I forget where I acquire my stash!  I also had this absolutely gorgeous piece of plaid wool that I wanted to use for something special, I loved the color and print on it- again a mystery stash acquisition.  I decided to make it into a very simple wall hanging.  The stitches I used were a blanket stitch and  the feather stitch.  The thread I used was a variegated purple Valdani brand thread.  The variegation is really nice because it looks like many different shades of purple.  I felt that it looked a little plain, and that it needed something, so I tried something outside my comfort zone, which was adding the flower on the side.  I just drew it out freehand on some fabric and wool scraps I had, and then did some embroidery to add some texture to it.   On the flower I did French knots, one of my favorite stitches.  I often wish that I had drawing/artistic skills but it wasn't too complicated to draw this out to have a kind of folk design, and I'm pleased with how it turned out.  I will definitely try more of these kinds of wool projects.  


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