I've been working on some more wool applique as I prepare for a class I am going to teach at Bear Patch in March. We had been getting requests for a basic class and even though there are many people who have done a lot more of this than I have, I decided I could pull together enough info and material to make a good learning experience. Here's my project in pieces:
|A single strand of embroidery floss and a whip stitch to sew the shapes.|
As a part of the class I am going to lead, I am trying out some various products including needles. I was actually kind of surprised at the differences in needles. Right now my preference is the package on the right that looks like a matchbook. Of course, that is the one that is hard to obtain, which is par for the course. The ones at the top are labeled Wool Applique Needles, but seem really over-sized for my uses. The jury is still out on this topic.
|needles from Fons & Porter, Foxglove Cottage, Scarlet Today and Bohin|