While I'm plucking the little velcro balls from the sheep's wool I can't help but think about what to make with it once I shear them next spring. I'm thinking it will be fun to try making wool felt to use in wool applique projects. I'm working on a block of the month project now. It is one of Lori Smith's Fit-to-Frame patterns.
I really enjoy wool applique. It's about as easy as it gets. Just a simple blanket stitch and your done.
Julie-Ann and I have been discussing the possibility of using the blanket stitch for Lori Smith's Heritage Sampler pattern done in cottons. I think it could work. And I think it would look especially nice with some beautiful variegated pearl cotton like this. But a single solid color thread could make it more traditional, too. I think it would depend on the look your going for.
I'm certainly no expert, but the old-fashioned needle turn method isn't as difficult as some make it out to be either. The trick is to finger press on the drawn line leaving a crease. It makes turning with the needle SO much easier.
This orange peel pattern would make a good beginner project (yes, I'm talking to you Milah). It's going together more quickly than I imagined.
So either way, Julie-Ann, I think we can do it. We just need to dive in instead of dipping our toes.