Bundle of the Month for April

By Darlene Sabo
on April 01, 2021

Bundle of the Month for April

This month Olympic Wool Works is offering two bundles: PLUM DANDY and PASSION FLOWER and EGGPLANT, which is a mottled fat quarter.

PLUM DANDY is a beautiful medium purple. The bundle contains 4 textured pieces and one solid.

Each piece measures approximately 6 " x 15".  

PASSSION FLOWER is the same dye but in 6 different shades. Each piece measures approximately 6 1/2" X 14”.

EGGPLANT is an even darker shade available in a fat quarter cut: 15" x 27".

All have been dyed over natural wool.

Also this month Olympic Wool Work is offering 2 Rustic Moire threads as part of special. The selections are coordinating colors for both bundles. These threads will give your work added textural depth!

EGGPLANT

Mill Dyed Bundles

By Darlene Sabo
on February 06, 2021

Mill Dyed Bundles

I just added a new category to our shop called Mill Dyed Bundles. These are fat sixteenth cut (~6 1/2" x 15") with 5 different textures in a specific color family or else in coordinating colors. These pieces have been washed and felted with no added perfumes. This is a great way to bundle one's stash. Perfect for applique and rug hooking.

Green Quillie Christmas Tree.

By Darlene Sabo
on November 30, 2020
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Green Quillie Christmas Tree.

I made another hooked tree using yarns, roving and ribbons. I have listed pictures in the sequence of assembly. I stitched the quiliies just with a couple stitches but you could glue instead if you prefer. I have also added a drawing of the tree with the quillie placement which you can copy and print.

Used a few of my "worms" .

Yarn selection.

Fold 1/8" and stay to roll.

Insert threaded needle all the way through, starting at the cut end.

Take another stitch.

One more and knot off.

Arrange to your liking and glue in place. Notice I made the quillies in various sizes.

Back side, after hooking...not pretty.  I added a star button and gold threads for a bit more embellishing. I trimmed the linen leaving an inch or so and folded inward and glued in place. I then glued a twig on the bottom and added a piece of wool, glued it, then trimmed away the excess.

Have fun making these. I look forward in seeing yours on Facebook!

 

A Rooster Hooked Mat

By Darlene Sabo
on August 08, 2019

A Rooster Hooked Mat

This is a small piece I recently completed. I'm liking "small" these days. Our home is not very big so it makes perfect sense to create smaller pieces. I really enjoyed working on this piece; using yarns from my stash, some silk sari ribbon and of course our hand dyed wool. 

Soon I will be offering this mat as a kit with a beginner in mind....not too intimidating nor too pricey of an investment. And who doesn't like birds?

New Rug Hooking & Punch Needle Embroidery Accessories

By Lorenzo Portelli
on July 04, 2019

New Rug Hooking & Punch Needle Embroidery Accessories

Olympic Wool Works has a new line of rug hooking and punch needle embroidery accessories available. We're making a nice lap top rug hooking hoop now available online. We're also making rug hooking and punch needle frames in four sizes: 6.5, 10, 14, and 18 inches.

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Hooked House Kit

By Darlene Sabo
on April 16, 2019

Hooked House Kit

I recently made a new rug hooking kit which is small and a great project for a beginner. It can easily be hooked using a 7" hoop. I especially like the Morgan for this small project. I also added trims: hand dyed rickrack, a velvet yo-yo, a wool leaf, sari ribbon and a small heart charm. I plan to teach this as a class in the fall at the NW Quilting Expo. Look for more information as the date gets closer.

The Garden Dove, Hooked

By Darlene Sabo
on January 15, 2019

I started hooking the Garden Dove, which is also an applique pattern of mine I designed just a couple months ago. But of course the pattern is larger. On this rug I'm using a #8 cut which is 1/4" wide. I wanted it to have a primitive look which I favor the most. The color for the background is called mahogany and I'm using a variety of textures to add interest and movement.

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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