Monday, August 29, 2011

Hugs From Santa Wool Applique Pattern

Now who wouldn't love a big ole hug from Santa. The patterns offers instructions on how to make it as a pillow or wall hanging. This wool applique pattern is layered with a mix of textured and hand dyed wools. Just for fun I used a Trapunto Technique on his face and beard. Using quilt batting under each element on his  face I was able to create a dimensional look from fat little rosy cheeks to lightly sculptured nose. Just a fun piece that will delight the hearts of young and old.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Christmas Rose Wool Applique Collection

I am pleased to present a year long design project, that started as just a single piece Wool Applique in the Christmas Rose Collection to a collection of 4 matching pieces. The collection includes a Giving Horn that is just perfect to fill with small gift items or candy's to give party favors to hang on the Christmas Tree. I just loved the three dimensional rose and combination of embroidered vines and leaves that I had to then design a stocking to match. No, holiday candle should not be without a lovely mat to showcase the holiday glow. Finally, where do you save all those lovely cards and notes in one place...but to have a basket to hang on the wall or a door knob. This collection was done with rich hand dyed wools, layering of of the flower petals to give it a textural and almost life like look to the flowers.  

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