Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sweet Little Somethings in Wool Applique

A Little Something: Cute-as-Can-Be Patterns for Wool Stitchery by
Roseann Meehan Kermes caught my eye right away.

The adorable strawberry needle case, scissors holder, and pincushion are sweet as can be in lovely red, white, and yellow with a touch of pink. 

I have numerous quilt friends in my weekly group who love wool applique. I know they will adore this book for the small projects that are SO giftable!

The projects are all made with hand dyed wool, washed and felted. The edges won't fray, and the shapes are easy to work with, making this the easiest of hand applique crafts.

Each pattern includes instructions for cutting, construction, and embroidery. Color illustrations and photographs include details of embroidery on the finished project. The
Ebook  includes links to download and print a PDF of the patterns.

Wool-Applique Essentials and a Resources Guide are great for newcomers to wool-applique, including great tips, cutting advice, thread options, embroidery stitch illustrations, and how to felt your own wool.

Mug rugs are very popular in my weekly quilt group. They make wonderful gifts for any occasion. The coasters finish to 5" diameter. 

These pincushions finish to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". What a great way to use up scraps!

The folk art inspired pillow is 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". Note the detailed embroidery holding down the stems and leaves--simple, and it adds great texture. You could also make the pillow front into a wall hanging.

Sunny Days Runner is 6" x 14 1/2", and can be whipped up in a few hours. The runner has scalloped ends. I expect you can make it any length you need to fit your table.

The Autumn Abundance wall hanging represents the author's favorite season in Minnesota. It finished to 7" x 10 1/4". It can be tied to a stick for a rustic look.

The patterns are diverse, including a cell phone carrier, Treasure Tote Jewelry Bag, and this delightful Spring Bouquet Bag, 71/2" x 7".

Other patterns include Flower-head Pins, Bees and Buds Candle Mat, Upcycled Cup Stoppers, and Home Sweet Home Wall Art.

I am convinced. Next shopping trip I'm picking up some felted wool and making myself a little something for spring!

Visit the author's blog at Rosebud's Cottage

I received a free ebook from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

A Little Something
By Roseann Meehan Kermes
Publication May 2 2017
$19.99 soft cover, 80 pages
ISBN: 9781604688504

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