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WOOL APPLIQUE' PATTERNS & KITS

Fine needlework designs, finished pieces & patterns by Doreen Frost

Gorgeous hand-dyed wool & linen by Blackberry Primitives

WELCOME FRIENDS. I am delighted you've stopped by to view my new wool applique designs.  

**EACH PATTERN IS VERY DETAILED WITH FULL WRITTEN DESCRIPTIONS FOR EACH STEP.  FULL-COLOR PHOTOS ARE ALSO INCLUDED & A "STITCH BOOKLET" WILL ACCOMPANY EACH PATTERN SHOWING THE THREE BASIC STITCHES I USE.

*My primitive wool applique is done using Summer Brown cotton thread by Coats & Clark (I do use Ecru for cream wools).  I generally use a Whip Stitch to attach my elements however, I do use a Blanket Stitch from time to time. Weeks Dye Works Kohl Floss is my color of choice for my Stem & Blanket Stitches

History of applique' ~ Like embroidery, applique has a humble beginning. The technique was used as a way to strengthen worn areas of items or to patch holes that had formed. Early appliqué was used to lengthen the life of clothing and moved into artful techniques that can be seen in blankets & quilts from numerous cultures from all over the world.

Wool Appliqué ~Folk lore attributes wool Applique “penny rugs” to table rugs created with woolen fabrics using coins or pennies as the pattern template often seen on vintage pieces dating from the Civil War era. As with other Folk-art, everyday life design motifs are popular on original rugs. Designs were stitched with simple blanket stitch and other embroidery stitches and finished with a tongue-shaped border.

OF NOTE...I am afraid, due to their size, I will not be offering these designs in PDF form. Please email me Doreen@vermontharvestfolkart.com. If you live outside the US and would like to purchase a pattern and I will seek out the least expensive option for you.

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**PLEASE BE AWARE**
I broke my wrist on 3/24, and had surgery on 3/28 ~ (it took a plate and ten screws to repair the poor thing) I am working, albeit very slowly... therefore, I am still in the process of putting all the kits together.  Therefore, it may be several days, or perhaps even a week, before your order ships. I  thank you greatly for your understanding and patience. Doreen