Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Working With Wool

When Pomegranate Quilt Shop opened, I decided to make a table runner out of wool that had pomegranates on it. I had never worked with wool before and was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to work with. Toni, the owner of the shop, carried a beautiful array of wools in every color you could imagine. I never realized how costly wool was until Pomegranate opened, but I found that it was worth every "penny".

An end close up. Notice, I did not place the penny circles on the end of the table runner as this pattern did not call for them. Most penny rugs have the traditional circles, that were drawn by using the pennies of that era, hence the name penny rugs. They were about the size of a half dollar.

Here are a few sites that you might be interested in if you like wool decor or enjoy making wool decor for your home, Primitive Peddler, Keepsake Quilting, which is where I purchased my pattern, and Annelle's. We were fortunate enough to have Pearl, from Pearl P. Pereira teach a class at the shop one afternoon, and it was truly delightful. For those of you who haven't worked with wool, give it a try... I think you'll enjoy it!


Lizzie M. said...

That is soooo pretty! Wool is just awesome to work with!

Deborah Hays said...

I agree! I love the texture of it and the great fact that you don't need to turn anything under... isn't that wonderful?! There are so many things that one can do with wool. And to get it even cheaper... check out the old wool suits or skirts at thrift shops.. a regular treasure box is found there. Love you, mom