Sunday, February 26, 2012

Guest Artist: Why We Love Wool Stitchery

Wool stitching sampler by Donna using Artfabrik thread.
Stitching on wool or felt is such a treat! The needle and thread glide through the fabric like a duchess through a drawing room. (Been watching too much Downton Abbey.) Here you see a sampler stitched by the lovely Donna using a basic leaf shape as her subject matter. Each leaf measures about 2 3/4 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide.
Wool stitchery by Donna using Artfabrik thread.
Donna used wool fabrics hand-woven by her sister that she then felted. The shapes are made with hand-dyed wools, silk, velvet, and cotton fabrics. Size 8 Artfabrik pearl cotton threads are used in some of the embroidery. Size 11 seed beads, rick rack, ribbon, and embroidery floss add more embellishment.
You'll find me and Sue Spargo here this June.
Donna is a big fan of Sue Spargo. And who wouldn't be? Sue's designs and use of rich colors warm you to your very bones! (Check check out SueSpargo.blogspot.com for more inspiring work.) Both Sue and I are teaching at the Madeline School for the Arts this June. I can hardly wait to meet her!

5 comments:

Needleit said...

hehe, like a duchess through a drawing room, couldn't agree more, lovely to work with. But no more show to watch while stitching. :(

Gabriela said...

You will love Sue! She's a wonderful person....

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful work, I also love the embellishments that I see on Sue's blog.

Debbie

susan said...

Lady Susan here -- I actually found Downton Abby Season 2 and SNATCHED it up quick! Lady Laura -- love your thread! You were mentioned on Quilting Arts yesterday morning! Someone was using your fabric as a resting place in a table runner!
Keep up the good work!

Jenna J. Erickson said...

Laura--We look forward to having you and Sue here on Madeline Island!

Jenna J. Erickson