West Sound Quilt Show: "Tradition with a Twist"

By Darlene Sabo
on October 04, 2017

West Sound Quilt Show: "Tradition with a Twist"

 

We will be vending this Friday and Saturday; October 6th and 7th at the West Sound Quilt Show  9:00 to 5:00. The event is at the Presidents Hall, Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton, WA.

Darlene will be demonstrating traditional rug hooking and wool applique. So stop by our booth which is #10.

Here's one of Darlene's latest rug hooking pieces: Garden Cat. She likes to work with primitive color and style in her hooked work. This piece was an adaptation of one of her wool applique pieces: A Cat in the Garden. Both of the cat works are available in our shop as patterns. The applique Cat in the Garden is also available as a kit.

 

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Classes at Northwest Quilting Expo

By Darlene Sabo
on September 25, 2017

Classes at Northwest Quilting Expo

On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at Noon to 1:45 pm Darlene will be teaching a class:

                  Wool Applique Pin        

Students will be making small wool appliquéd pins from hand-dyed wool! Stitches used to embellish pins will be chain, buttonhole and lazy daisy. Darlene usually makes her wool applique pins off the cuff. She just makes each one up as they come. So, there will be some room for improvisation in this class.

On Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at Noon to 3:45 pm she’ll be teaching:

       Wool Needle Book                                                              

In this class students will be making a vintage-looking wool needle book with wool and vintage laces. Stitches to be perfected are the blanket stitch, couching, fly, chain, and colonial knots.

We sell a couple of the pins on our Etsy Shop and the Needle Book sells on Etsy and the website as a kit with the pattern.

Come join us if you’re in the Portland area next weekend and enjoy a very good quilt show put on by the Northwest Quilting Expo. They really put on a great exhibit. 

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Northwest Quilting Expo: Sept. 28 - 30

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on September 23, 2017


Olympic Wool Works At NW Quilting Expo


We’ll be attending the Northwest Quilting Expo; Sept 28 – 30 at the Portland Expo Center:  2060 North Marine Dr. Portland, OR 97217. Darlene will be teaching a class each day. On Sep 28, 2017  at 12:00 pm she’ll be teaching:

 Flower Pin Cushion

Make this large woolen pin cushion with hand embroidery.

In class you'll make this large woolen pin cushion. The method of construction is called the quick-baste technique. Stitches to be perfected in class will be whip, couching, blanket stitch, lazy daisy and colonial knots.






What's Cookin'? Delicious Hand-dyed Wool

By Darlene Sabo
on September 21, 2017

Darlene Sabo Dyeing Wool

Greetings!

We recently moved our blog from "blogger" to our new website olympicwoolworks.com, which has been a long time coming. We're excited about this change, especially having our blog and shop under the same roof.  Olympic Wool Works has been on Etsy for the past 5 years and that shop remains open for business. We've received many positive reviews for our product and services on Etsy. Check it out. Please browse around this site while you're here and let us know what you think. Needless to say, the website is an infant and has lots of room for growth, development, and expansion. We were anxious to get up and running so we begin with a very basic site.

I'll post updates for events, shows, classes, and wool group activities at local quilt shops, that I participate in.


We thank you for your support over the last 5 years on Etsy and Blogger. We truly appreciate it!

Post-dyeing handiwork.


 

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Forest Doll

By Darlene Sabo
on August 30, 2017

Forest Doll

Forest Doll Applique Kit and Pattern

The Forest Doll Applique pattern is complete and ready to post on the website. This is Darlene's latest Mother Nature Doll creation. She's made several Mother Nature dolls that didn't become patterns and they've all found homes. She's made four Angel Dolls, one for each season of the year, that are all available as kits and patterns.

 

 

 

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A Friend's Creation

By Darlene Sabo
on August 30, 2017

This sweet pincushion is the latest creation by Robin Nelson of craftsisters.com 
Take a look!

It's a good size...to hold a good assortment of needles. I'm thinking it would make a great gift for a friend...

 

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It's A Give Away

By Darlene Sabo
on July 28, 2017

One of my wool applique patterns is being given away by Quiltmaniaeditions. It's the Spring Angel doll. There are 5 or 6 other prizes as well. Follow this link and see how to qualify.  What fun!

Folk Bell Flowers....Hooked Version

By Darlene Sabo
on July 25, 2017

All done with the hooking. Now I just need to bind it. This was a fun project. I love the effects of the wool yarn and ribbon and I'll definitely do it again.

Hooking Away

By Darlene Sabo
on July 08, 2017

Been hooking away on my latest rug. I don't think I will add a border...and not sure how I'll finish the edges. But now I need to set it aside and get busy dyeing wool for the upcoming show in Sequim, the Sunbonnet Quilt Show. It will be here before I know it! I can be pondering these rug hooking dilemmas in the meantime.

Notebook Cover; Published

By Darlene Sabo
on June 13, 2017


 My notebook cover has been published in the summer issue of Simply Vintage magazine. Check it out; there's so many tempting projects to do.,,just need to find a wee bit more time.



Upcoming Events

Darlene will be teaching a class @ Sleepy Valley Quilt Shop in Port Angeles, WA on Sat. October 14, from 10:30 - 1:30.

October 20 - 22: Washington State Quilters

Quilt Show: in Spokane, WA

Held @ Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.

Darlene will be teaching a class November 5,

11:00 - 2:30 @

Quilted Strait Quilt Shop in Port Gamble, WA.

November 10 - 12:

Block Party Quilter's Club

2017 Quilt Show in Issaquah, WA

Held @ the Issaquah Community Center.

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