December 10, 2013 · 10:44 PM
Last week I had the opportunity to take a “Beginning Wool” class at the Serendipity Quilt Shop in Dagsboro, Delaware.
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
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
I can’t wait to do another project using felted wool!
May 24, 2013 · 1:43 PM
Baby chick candle mat – Size is about 7″ across (small!)
Isn’t this a happy little piece? I bought it as a wool felt embroidery kit. It included all the pieces already cut out. All I had to do was pick some embroidery floss to make it up. I was inspired to stitch it while I was visiting my friends in CO. A couple years ago, my friends and I made this larger piece as a gift for a week in the friend’s cabin together:
Felted wool and embroidery – size is about 15 inches across
Close up of wool and embroidery
Once I left Colorado, we drove to MT where I have a sewing machine. I finally made a triple zip pouch that I’ve been wanting to try making for some time. I used this tutorial by Debbie of A Quilter’s Table. It is an ingenious pattern and makes up fairly quickly.
Fabric and zipper selection
All pieces cut out and ready
Zipper tabs applied about 3/4 inch from each side of pouch piece.
Piece after all zippers and linings have been attached
Somehow, after all of that, it turns into this:
I’m trying to decide what sort of pouch would be the absolute best for carrying charging cords around when traveling – or maybe just for storing them when not in use. I currently use my House Pouch from the Zakka Style book:
Zakka Style House Pouch
I can fit my computer cord, kindle cord and telephone charging cord in this pouch but I have to take the whole bunch out and untangle them to get one. I thought the triple zip pouch might work but it is too small. (A larger version may be in the works soon – if I can figure it out).
Do you have a “pouch” that you like to carry charging cords in? Please let me know and I hope it is something that I can make.