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Thread: Rainy Day and Wool

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    Rainy Day and Wool

    It is cold and rainy in Montana. Think I will work on a little wool applique project.
    Do you like working with wool?
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    Those look like loosely woven wools - they look like they might have a tendency to fray/ravel.

    Some wools are a joy to work with - some are not.

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    I have never done wool appliqué but I like the look. Do you fuse it in place and then hand or machine buttonhole stitch the edge?

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    That is not the right kinda wool to use for applique. These will fray on the edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewfine View Post
    That is not the right kinda wool to use for applique. These will fray on the edges.

    I love this pile of wool, but tell me what kind of wool do you need. I once tried a bit if wool appliqué and mine frayed, I really would like to know what to buy. I have heard of people buying old wool suiting too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I have never done wool appliqué but I like the look. Do you fuse it in place and then hand or machine buttonhole stitch the edge?
    I actually don't fuse my wool projects. I use freezer paper to create the applique's and then yes I had stitch the pieces down. I use many fun stitches. I hope you give it a try! It is really fun!

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    Dear Sewfine,
    The wool shown in my photo is over-dyed Dorr wool.
    It has a very tight weave and it does not fray.
    I use it for all my wool projects.

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    I don't buy or use wool. I have lots and lots of 100% cotton.
    Enjoy the cool weather, maybe rain too if you need it. Today starts our hot and humid weather. I'm not a fan of it. I will have to grin and bear it.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    That pile of wool is absolutely gorgeous! I'm not a traditionalist, and it looks so enticing to work with. Pleeeze post photos when you finish the first one!

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    This is what that little pile of wool will turn into.
    I love to mix and match wool and cottons.
    This one I will give to my sister for her birthday.
    Shhhhhhhhhhh...don't tell her
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