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

A New Project In the Works

By Darlene Sabo
on March 27, 2021

A New Project In the Works

I'm in the collecting mode. I decided on colors, possible threads, maybe some beads. I will have to refresh my memory on transferring lettering onto wool.

Starting on a New Project

By Darlene Sabo
on February 19, 2021

Starting on a New Project

Getting ready to start a new project. I pulled the colors I want to work with. Some threads, vintage lace, hand dyed cheesecloth.

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.

Wool Bundle of the Month Starts

By Darlene Sabo
on January 09, 2021
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Wool Bundle of the Month Starts

I have decided to feature one new color of our 5-pack bundles each month...probably during the first week. These bundles will be offered at a special price, for the duration of the month, then will be listed at their regular price.

For the kick off this month I am offering 2 new colors: GERANIUM and TEABERRY  bundles as well as yardage in these stunning colors.

This may not be the case every month. We shall see how it goes. The response was very favorable for January and thank you to all who participated. Please sign up if you are interested in being on an email list. You can do so on our homepage at the bottom of the page.

Shadow Box Part 3

By Darlene Sabo
on January 09, 2021

Shadow Box Part 3

I did a bit more work on my shadow box. I decided not to do a blanket stitch on the edge, but a vey close overcast stitch instead. I added a few French knots along the stem. Now I will cover the box with this paper you see here...but not today.

Shadow Box Part 2

By Darlene Sabo
on January 04, 2021

Shadow Box Part 2

I used tape so I would stay within boundary....I've learned this from past mistakes. This was the only tape I had on hand...it worked. For the grass on the bottom, I gathered the wool, then pinned in place and stitched it down with regular sewing thread. I decided to leave the gathering in. I embroidered simple straight lines...kind of like grass. In my next photo you'll see that I changed the beads...3 smaller ones on the heart and one on the small flower. I will be adding French knots along/on the stem. 

A Shadow Box

By Darlene Sabo
on January 04, 2021

A Shadow Box

Kicking around a idea for a new shadow box. Right now I'm in the collecting stage...beads, threads, colors. I've purchased the paper I will cover the boxes with...has sweet little birds all over. I've made the taffeta hearts. This was the time I used the Clover yo-yo heart maker and it does work. I will stamp a word, to be determined, onto the twill tape, but I think I'll tea dye it first. The background fabric is a primitive white which has little flecks of darkness in it. I want the piece to look old.

PRIMROSES

By Darlene Sabo
on April 22, 2020
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PRIMROSES

I thought I was finished but I decided that this piece needed a border.  I used Clay, which is also used for the flower centers. I added a wool backing and blanket stitched all around. Now it is complete!

I will be adding it online as a pattern, a kit and our latest category; digital patterns.

Primroses, Part 4

By Darlene Sabo
on December 02, 2019
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Primroses, Part 4

I'm just about finished with Primroses. I'm adding running stitches along the outside edges; using 3 strands of DMC floss in a burnt orange shade. Like I mentioned earlier in my posting, I may make a quilt of 6-12 different blocks. So for the time being I think I'll just leave the edges raw. 

I thought I'd show you the back side of my work. Not pretty, but you can see the muslin I used as a liner. I can't say enough how this helps stabilize a piece.