Some Progress

By Darlene Sabo
on July 09, 2023

Some Progress

I finished whip stitching and now I am ready to embellish with embroidery...the fun part!

A New Project

By Darlene Sabo
on July 06, 2023

A New Project

This is a new wall hanging I'm working on. The background color is called Stormin', a beautiful mottled blue. As usual I stitched a liner to the back fto add a bit more stablitiy. Also this time I used the  paper templates as stitch guides, since it's difficult to draw onto wool. And it worked great.  You can see I have the window pinned in place and I will couch red crochet thread all around it.Then I'll remove the paper and continue stitching the other elements of the window.

Tree of Life Pattern Completed

By Darlene Sabo
on June 26, 2023

Tree of Life Pattern Completed

My latest version of the tree of life is now completed and is available in our shop as a kit and pattern

Continuing.....

By Darlene Sabo
on May 29, 2023

Continuing.....

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I basted a piece of muslin to my background before I started applying the motifs. I have found that I like this extra layering which gets a bit more stability when hung.

I did a quick baste to each piece then began stitching. I prefer not to use glue or fusible....just a personal preference again.

I am using simple embroidery stitches: running, whip and lazy daisy.

ROCK ROSE Wool Applique Kit

By Darlene Sabo
on May 10, 2023

ROCK ROSE Wool Applique Kit

ROCK ROSE Wool Applique Kit is back in stock. 

Tree of Life Primitive Wall Hanging

By Darlene Sabo
on January 13, 2023
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Tree of Life Primitive Wall Hanging

I completed stitching this wall hanging! Knowing when to stop can be difficult sometimes, especially when I'm enjoying the process so much. I used scraps of fabrics for the border; pieces of linen and calicos. But the center area is all hand dyed wool which I dyed specifically for this project. I wasn't particular on thread brands, just used what I had in my stash. I'm not one who records numbers or names of threads; it's all about what pleases my eye. I did some shadow couching as a final step where I used some very old crochet thead which has a bit of sparkle blended in.

I plan to sell a template pattern, but one will have to create and design their own border. Making it scrappy like mine or maybe more traditional such as 2" woolen one. Limitless possibilities! I hope you like this design.

PROGRESS

By Darlene Sabo
on December 11, 2022

PROGRESS

Making progress on my present project. But still a long way to go.

My Travel Needle Book is Completed

By Darlene Sabo
on November 20, 2022

My Travel Needle Book is Completed

A couple months ago I started this needlebook, a slow stitiching project.  Now, I think it's finished...I know I can always add more when I get that urge. I'm showing pictures of the front, back and the insides...it's a rather large book. I had a great time creating this one!...no rules.

Christmas Bird Block

By Darlene Sabo
on November 13, 2022

Christmas Bird Block

I've been having fun working on this Christmas banner. This is a break from my usual wool applique, but I so love doing hand embroidery. This project is a great way to use little tidbits I have collected over the years. And to use some of the gifting from friends.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE UPDATE

By Darlene Sabo
on November 03, 2022

GINGERBREAD HOUSE UPDATE

I decided to quilt the background with seed stitching. Added a sweet bow on top and some lollipops made with butchers twine, plus a few yo-yos. I'm calling it done and moving onto the next! (I know I can always come back).