Felted Wool Pincushion

Wool pincushion

Wool pincushion

Last week I had the opportunity to take a “Beginning Wool” class at the Serendipity Quilt Shop in Dagsboro, Delaware.

Serendipity Quilt Shop

Serendipity Quilt Shop (Photo from their website)

This shop was a real treat to visit and taking a class was just an added bonus. The teacher, Lenny Truitt was so knowledgeable and covered a broad range of topics about using felted wool including dying and embroidery techniques.


Class example (bottom left) and three pincushions made during class.

The best part of the trip was that my friends Anne and Donna also took the class and we got to spend the evening before at Donna’s condo on the beach.

The pattern is called Winter Blossom by American Homestead.

Winter Blossom by American Homestead

Winter Blossom by American Homestead

We have asked Lenny to come and teach a workshop this summer for the NeedleChasers of Chevy Chase quilt guild. We won’t have as much time to sew a pincushion, and so we are considering this smaller project:

Needle holder - Outside

Needle holder – Outside



I can’t wait to do another project using felted wool!




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5 responses to “Felted Wool Pincushion

  1. donna

    What a good time we had, while really learning a lot. I can’t wait to find some old wool garments and try the cool aid dye. Unfortunately, my closet is bare of skirts, but will check with friends. Donna

  2. Sharon hankins

    Such cute and useful projects! Much nicer than a paper needle case straight from Hancocks!

  3. Frederick

    Those two sweet pincushions that you and Anne passed around the DCMQC were so sweet I liked them a lot.

  4. The pincushions were so sweet, Linda. But Felted wool class plus condo on the beach? You guys really spoiled yourselves that day!

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