Fine needlework designs, finished pieces & patterns by Doreen Frost


FOR WOOL AND LINEN ~ I typically use Blackberry Primitives hand-dyed wool & linen however, I also use wonderful hand-dyed wool textures from Mavis Butterfield, lovely solids from Woolen Folk Art, and, of course, antique fabrics. 


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

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 stitches and other embroidery stitches and finished with a tongue-shaped border.

OF NOTE...I AM IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING PDF FILES FOR ALL OF MY WOOL APPLIQUE PATTERNS.  If you see a pattern that is not yet available as a pdf, know that it will be coming just as soon as possible :).

Please email me at 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.