Give-Away and Wool Stitchery


Stitching on wool by Paula.

Your needle and thread glide through wool fabric with a satisfying ease. Hand embroidery on wool makes for rich texture and pattern like Paula’s inventive design above. Her free-form flower, a sampler of colorful stitch combinations, has even attracted a honey bee!

NHworldquilt2Are you attracted to wool stitchery too?

Soon I’ll be teaching my Improvisational Hand Embroidery on Wool class at the World Quilt New England, in Manchester, NH. Students like Paula, will design their own artwork, transfer it to wool, and stitch with a selection of hand dyed threads.

I hope you can join me!



Unable to visit with me in New Hampshire?

Then please leave a comment on today’s blog and you may be the lucky winner of a bag of small wool scraps plus a skein of  hand-dyed floss to start your  own wool project.

36 thoughts on “Give-Away and Wool Stitchery

  1. Have not tried wool yet but have done silk. Looking forward to trying the wool. Your class in Ithaca was fun!

  2. I love embroidering on wool and need to find more time for it. I’d love to win some scraps and thread!

  3. Love your colors, would enjoy trying embroidery on wool… wool is one of my favorite because of how it feels in your hands… I have always liked your choice of colors and your whimsical designs… now that I am retired would love to take a class…

  4. Really enjoyed the class at Sisters. Currently with grand twins. I’m anxious to get home to find time to stitch. It’s just not happening with two active three year olds. ????

  5. Thanks for the reminder to check out your blog. I really enjoyed seeing your recent projects and your work space update. I currently rearranging a new space and this is motivatiing . I liove your extra large storage units!

  6. That’s a beautiful inspirational piece. Paula, thanks for sharing your project with Laura, and Laura, thanks for sharing Paula’s piece with us.

    I would love to have a chance to take one of your classes. Maybe that will happen after I retire :).

  7. I have recently started working with wool. Love the texture and the look with embellishments!

  8. Oh I love hand dyed floss! And new dyed wool colors are always great to add to the stash. What a great giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity. I love learning new stitches, making new blocks.

  9. I hope you come do a class in Colorado! I love doing projects from Joyful Stitching!!

  10. What a lovely give away. :)

    What I love about wool is the vibrant and deep/rich colors one can dye it into!

    :) Linda

  11. Wool scraps and a skein of thread would be wonder and thank you for making it available for one of us. I’m sure this is not an original idea, but what I first thought of was taking the wool scraps and using them as applique pieces that are attached to the background with embroidery stitches. One color for he flower stem, one for the leaves, and one for each of he flower petals with another for a good luck ladybug. Maybe do the ladybug with buttons or beads.

  12. would love and come take your class at the show. hope I can get some time off from work. you work looks amazing

  13. Hi Laura!
    I am waiting to see if I got in your class in Houston! Hope so. I always enjoy being in your class. I like this improv idea a lot. I have been doing wool applique for a while now and its so easy on the hands! I have a list ready for threads I hope to get while I am in Houston. Hoping you and Frieda have a booth!!

  14. Next best thing…seeing you in Houston for a class. Can’t wait for my second class with you. I have an entire new Love for embroidery. Now just to stock up on supplies.

  15. I love working with wool and embellishing with thread! Thanks for the giveaway

  16. Have been dreaming up things to stitch much faster than the stitching gets done, and it’s all your fault! It’s been a blast and looking forward to many more. Thanks!

  17. What a treat it would be to win some of your wool and a skein of your hand-dyes threads. I’m in the process of embroidering squares from your recent book and plan to put them all together in a wall hanging. There is so much to see in each design. I know exactly what everyone on my Christmas list will be getting this year!

  18. I’ve only recently started working with wool, and I really like it. Wish my guild would bring you to town before I turn toes up; I’d love to take a class from you. New Hampshire is my birth state, but I live across the country in Southern California. :(

  19. Thank you so much for sharing you creative talents. I am learning a lot. Thanks

  20. Loved taking your class at Tennessee Quilts a few years back. Haven’t tried wool appliqué but look is so neat-love how the stitches show up.

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