A long time ago I came across this lovely green vest made of boiled wool in a second hand shop. Wouldn’t I look adorable in that I thought. So I brought it home, washed it out, and fortunately……… it shrank. So I cut it up.
This green vest became the foundation for several small embroideries and the focus of a new show on Quilting Arts TV (episode #1701) called Stitching, Two Ways. It also gave me a delightful way to use hand embroidery. And, I must admit, an new obsession with old wool coats made with boiled wool.
Where have they been all my life!
For the next few days I’ll show you the evolution of my first design on wool, an Embroidered Pear. Please stay tuned.