Monday, February 3, 2014

Bear Applique Progress

This past week I finally finished up the applique and embroidery on this little wall hanging kit.  The pieces are all wool that were hand-stitched in place with some silk thread.

The noses and the Mama bear's eyes are little buttons that were included in the kit.  All the other detail on the bears heads and the stars were hand-stitched with embroidery floss.

It was a fun a little kit and was just the right size to see whether I liked working with wool appliques or not.  They're alright to work with, but not really challenging at all since you don't turn under a seam allowance or anything like that.  You just cut the pieces to the size you want and then stitch in place either using a button-hole stitch on a machine or you can hand sew them in place. 

I've seen a few designs where wool pieces are used to make mats for candles, which is a great idea since wool is naturally resistant to burning.  I may come up with my own design in the future to do something like a candle mat or center piece for a table.

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations

1 comment:

  1. I have never tried wool applique - I keep saying I am going to and I haven't