Wool Applique Hangers
wool applique hangers
Working with Wool
Don’t you just love wool? It’s like stitching through butter. You just cut the applique pieces out the same size, and there is no turning under. Hooray!
Folk art and Primitive are my favorite styles, so wool is right up my alley.
I always wash my wool and apply lots of heat to help felt my wool fabric. I add some old socks tied up together to knock the wool around a bit to help the felting process happen really well. The thicker the wool gets, the better I like it because I love the texture in my projects.
wool applique hanger
Wool Applique Hanger
This hanger is an old fashion pitcher with pink cone daisy flowers.
It has a crochet lace hanger attached by buttons, and a crochet lace trim at the bottom.
The hanger is stuffed with shredded fabric which gives some weight to it and makes it lay flatter than polyester stuffing would. Back in the old days, the stuffing as we know today wasn’t available. The pioneers used every inch of fabric whether it was new or old. Old worn out clothing would sometimes be used to stuff an old doll or such things as that.
Wool Applique hanger with red tea pot and purple daisies
Coming up with designs for wool applique is so much fun for me. Sometimes I have trouble shutting my mind off to sleep at night thinking about what I have seen or where I have been. I look at the world outside so differently now because I see things that would make a good pattern everywhere.
For example, I like to look for things that I think would make a unique and different kind of flower pot. I think a teapot would look very pretty sitting on a table with a bunch of daisies in it.
Wool is a little more expensive to use for applique projects, but I think it tends to go further. I use every single bit and piece of it because the tiniest scraps can be used for stuffing. The appliques are cut to size and not a little more to turn under. I also feel like I can work with tinier pieces for embellishment on a project.
I also like the fact that the wool applique does tend to go towards folk art and primitive look which makes it a really great medium to add other vintage embellishments to it to make it more interesting and have more texture on the project.
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