I'm making progress on the model for my
Holly Vine Wool Applique class ~
Class for this project will be on
January 18th 2014 (wow)
...from 11:00 - 3:00
|Holly Berry Vine|
I am not fussy when I appliqué.
quite the contrary ~
|staples hold my pieces in place in lieu of pins ~|
I prefer simple whip-stitches
to the more traditional blanket (penny rug) stitch ~
the outcome has an older, lighter feel to me.
|stem is finished with simple whip-stitches|
I don't use perle cotton either,
I prefer a thin, linen-colored cotton thread that blends well with everything:
|tiny stitches of thread|
and I prefer a backing of cotton instead of appliquéing onto wool...
here I'm using osnaburg for the backing ~
|wool on cotton|
I never start out with a pattern ~
instead I let my scissors play...
|meandering, blowzy holly vine|
my little sewing basket matches perfectly,
don't you think??
I've chosen a mix of solid and textured wools for the leaves ~
the berries are not truly 'round' but more wonky...
a very relaxed piece to work on.
|little berries on the vine|
you can see my stitches here:
|some you can see, others disappear into the wool|
I'm a very relaxed teacher ~
I want you to enjoy the process of creating your work...
perhaps some mistakes will be made,
but that is what handwork is about ~
...being humble, but doing your best.
|backside shows my little knots and small stitches.|
If you'd like to sign up for this class in January,
or the wreath/salve class in November (which is filling up quickly!)
I'm only an email away...
I'll be in the shop today,
working on this and enjoying the company of friends and the warmth of the wood stove ~
Hoping your hands are busy & warm today!
*Blessed be, my Friends*
~ Lori ~