I do love wool and here it is fall and I am normally rug hooking some kind of primitive
something or another. But, this year I have no time to get busy hooking
anything warm and homespun. However, I just couldn't ignore my
many piles of felted wool strips that
I use to hook with that were beckoning me.
I decided to answer the call and create something with them
that was fast and beautiful.
After pilfering through my many piles of wool strips and putting
together colors that satisfied my fall aspirations I pulled out my sewing machine, grabbed some
card stock and created some colorful and primitive cards.
But my real yearning was to make a pillow from this very simple method.
I made one for a gift and loved it so much I made one for myself.
Did I say simple? !!
Stitching the strips on a natural linen fabric, one after the other.
Random, effortless and I changed the thread occasionally for more color.
What could be easier and with such cheerful, warm and cozy results?
When I cut my wool, I don't worry about keeping the widths consistent.
The more primitive the better which is more my casual style when it comes to wool.
My process for dying these wools varies, depending on my mood and desired colors.
No matter what method I choose, I am always so delighted that I have created some marvelous colors,
of lovely warm felted wool.
So even if this fall passes by without any of my rug hooking dreams manifesting,
I will still have indulged my wool passion.