Thursday, March 2, 2017

Piecework Wool Applique...

'Piecework' Wool Applique by Rose Clay on blog at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Who can resist Wool Applique.
For years, it has been creeping in 
to all the fiber venues and quilt shows across the states.
It has huge appeal and attracts the interest of many.
Everything from wool pennies to the intricate designs
of heirloom wall hangings.

There are a few ways to approach wool applique.
Everyone has their own likes or dislikes...
contrasting thread vs. matching thread, 
layering of wool fabric vs. piecing,
bold bright colors vs. neutral subdued shades.




'Piecework' Wool Applique by Rose Clay on blog at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I like to do 'piecework' wool applique.
Instead of layering pieces on top of one another,
I piece the design together, lightly trimming as needed,
and Blanket Stitching in place.




'Piecework' Wool Applique by Rose Clay on blog at ThreeSheepStudio.com

As with this design, instead of cutting out the body
of the bird and then Blanket stitching the wing 
on top of the body,
I will 'piece' the wing, into the body of the bird.




'Piecework' Wool Applique by Rose Clay on blog at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Once the Bird body is Blanket stitched in place,
I will then Blanket stitch the wing in place,
by starting first where the two wool pieces are 
'side by side' (or where they touch),
for a cleaner looking finish.




Folksy Bird and Bloom Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStuido.com - Studio

'Piecework' Wool Applique allows the design to 
lay smoother and more cleanly.
This technique works well with this design,
while other designs may look better
using the 'layering' technique.





Folksy Bird and Bloom Wool Applique by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStuido.com - Studio


Wool Applique Kit.
I will be giving away one of these kits.
For a chance to win, 
leave a comment on this post.
I will use random . org to pick a winner
on March 6.  Winner will be announced 
here on Blog.
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is also available in my Studio.
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This Giveaway is now closed.
The winner has been announced.

We have March winds blowing here today.
Enjoy the day that is before you...
Rose


113 comments:

  1. March winds are blowing here too! I very much like the look of your piecework applique and appreciate your little tutorial here.
    Thank you for this giveaway chance.

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  2. Beautiful.
    I'd love a chance to win :)
    Hugs,
    Lauren

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  3. I love wool appliqué! I layer overlapping pieces I like the volume. Thanks for the chance to win this looks like a fun project

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  4. This was really interesting - I like you you pieced the pieces together! I've only ever layered pieces, so I look forward to trying this technique on my next project.

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  5. I've never seen piecework appliqué before. It's lovely!

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  6. Well I learned a lot today. Had no idea there are two methods!

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  7. Love this technique! Love your new pattern too! Spring always makes me think of birds and flowers!

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  8. What a lovely bird on such a delicate branch! Beautiful, Rose! Thanks for the chance!

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  9. I love the colors that you chose! Such a nice spring pattern!
    Joyce J

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  10. Beautiful piece. Thank you for the guiding along for us newbies to wool appliqué. I love it and sure would like this kit!

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  11. I really enjoy all forms of wool appliqué. Love this new pattern
    Lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  12. Your design is lovely and your wool choices beautiful. Thank you for offering us this opportunity.

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  13. Love this technique! I will give it a try. Thank you!

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing. I love your folksy designs. Wool applique is so much fun and a great "to go" project

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  15. Love your work and Thanks for sharing the info on piecework.

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  16. These pictures just make me want to stitch!!! Hope I Win!! Thank You!!

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  17. Oh, I would like to try this technique! I have always layered my wool. Your pattern and wool choices look beautiful.

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  18. What a beautiful design. I've not thought to try that technique, but I like the concept! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  19. I love your designs! So nice of you to share your ideas with us. Love the pieced applique.

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  20. Your work is beautiful. I absolutely love the pieced appliqué too.

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  21. Beautiful work. I have just started my journey into wool applique and I love it. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  22. What a lovely kit to learn this special applique with wool. I also admire your clear precise photo's and tutorial's. Thank you. Your hand work is always so beautiful and I have worked a few of your punch needle patterns which are very easy and clear to follow. Your eye for color is exceptional ! Please keep stitching.

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  23. I like the new tip. I have not done my applique this way but makes sense. I love the new pattern. Please count me in. Thank you

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  24. This has turned out beautiful, the teal color is yummy.
    I must get better at this type of needle work.

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  25. I am a newbt ro wool. It is just as addictive as quilting.

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  26. Your work is beautiful. Wool applique is my favourite needlework. How lovely.

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  27. I would love to learn more about this. A kit is the answer!
    Sally

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  28. I would love to try my hand at this. Blessings,Dawn

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  29. Hi Rose, I simply love your patterns and designs. I have done a few over the years and adore every single one. Yes I would love to win this kit and try my hand at punch needle. I have already ordered my needles from you and I have been collecting Valdani thread. Hope March 6 is my lucky day. Have a beautiful day.

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  30. What a beautiful kit and I would love to try this pieced technique! Thank you so much for the chance o win!

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  31. Thanks for a chance to win this kit! Always enjoy your parting thoughts.

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  32. Oh that is the loveliest bird kit--I would love to make this one...hugs, Julierose thanks for the chance...

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  33. Absolutely beautiful. Would love a chance to win. Thank you for doing this!

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  34. Your work is amazing. I have a stash of wools that just sit because I just don't know where to start. Your kit looks like a great place to spark my imagination. Thank you for this opportunity. However it works out, I know the lucky recipient will be very grateful! Have a great weekend. :)

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  35. I love wool applique and can't wait to start working on my projects again. This is a lovely piece.

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  36. That bird wool applique is just beautiful! I would love to win one of these kits. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  37. My most favorite site to visit for wool applique. Your patterns are amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the draw.

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  38. I love this pattern...hope March 6th is my lucky day.

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  39. Oh man that is a beautiful design. Thank you for all your designs and amazing work. Love following you.

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  40. Thanks for the info and chance to win this lovely kit. I am just dipping my toe into wool applique and really like the look of your "piecing." I am just south of the PA border, so we are definitely sharing your March winds.

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  41. Love all your work....such an inspiration. Hope I'm lucky enough to win this beautiful kit. Linda F from MD.

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  42. Beautiful Work. I love all your pieces.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great design.

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  43. Beautiful colors....great opportunity...fingers crossed !!!

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  44. such a pretty design. I hope to win. thanks, Terry Sweet

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  45. Your idea is great--I would love to have the kit!

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  46. Amazing tips for improving my technique. Thank you. A kit would be amazing!

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  47. What a lovely piece! Thank you for sharing your thought process as well as the chance to win.

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  48. Piecework wool applique is a new technique for me....gonna have to give it a try! Thanks for the punch needle tip. The TwistEase tool looks like it will save some pain.

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  49. Expecting snow tonight, so I have appliqué project set for tomorrow, Also I'll need to order that twist ease!!

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  50. Hi Rose,
    Your work is just beautiful and I love to applique, but learned something new today!! Thanks so much for sharing and also for the chance to win this lovely kit!! Birds are a favorite to stitch and this one is gorgeous!!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie

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  51. this is a piece that can be combined with jacobean crewel pieces.I really like it.

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  52. Hi Rose, As usual you've come up with another lovely idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. New to wool applique and really appreciate your how to directions. Wonderful site, kits and supplies.

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  54. Beautiful Patterns. Wool applique is my newest craft. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. I love wool applique and look forward to doing more of it. Thanks for good instructions.

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  56. Thanks for the tip on appliquing. Love to do it with wool.

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  57. I am ready to learn something new. I'd love to win and get started. The pattern is just lovely and the colors are so pretty.

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  58. Love your work! I enjoy wool applique with the blanket stitch.

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  59. Such pretty work ! I love birds and wool this would be a lovely thing to win ! Thanks for the chance

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  60. thanks for all your tips on piecing. Tha pattern is beautiful..anyone will be pleased to receive it.
    another Rose

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  61. Inspiring! Thank you for sharing your tips and techniques and beautiful pieces with us.

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  62. What a gorgeous wool applique design. I would be so thrilled to win a kit! Just beautiful. I keep staring at the picture!

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  63. Thank you for the 'mini' tutorial on how you applique wool. Great idea and will be trying this on my next project for sure. Hopefully, it'll be your giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Barbara in TN

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  64. What a beautiful appliqué! I would love to work on one of my own. Thank you for the chance!

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  65. Thanks for opportunity to win this lovely pattern and kit. You are very talented!

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  66. Would love a chance to win a wool applique project... I love your punchneedle patterns... oh for more hours in a day..

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  67. Thank you for the awesome Folksy Bird and Bloom Wool Applique giveaway.

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  68. I have always loved the looks and detail of wool applique. I would love a chance to try with your great giveaway!

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  69. Lovely appliqué. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. Love the colors in this project. Hope I win!

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  71. I've never tried "piecework" wool applique. It sounds interesting. Thanks. bjchaplinquilts@gmail.com

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  72. Unique design-Love It!

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  73. I love the look of wool applique, and your bird design is beautiful! I would love to try it, and learn to do it well. Thank you for sharing your talents! Kelly k.paquet@yahoo.com

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  74. I've always layered pieces like Birds. Your technique looks interesting, I'll have to try it.

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  75. This is a great idea! I'm so new at wool I can learn this in no time! The Folksy Bird and Bloom is beautiful.

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  76. Beautiful kit, love all the colors of wool and birds are my favorite. Would love to win this kit to try piecework method

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  77. Thanks for sharing your technique--I'm going to give it a try!

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  78. Now that is interesting, I have never done the piecework method. I do think it finishes nicely but a bit beyond my skill level I think!

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  79. I love the Folksy Bird and Bloom project; it is absolutely gorgeous! I would love the chance to win this kit. Thank you.

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  80. I never delete your post without looking at it. Your words and photos make me feel happy.

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  81. I have wanted to try wool applique for a while and would really enjoy doing this piece. Looks like fun....and so relaxing to hand-stitch something. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. sorry forgot to put my email in the above post....hrglover at hotmail dot com Thanks for the chance to win. Helen

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  82. Love all fiber and enjoy trying applique.

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  83. Love the bird appliqué. Looking for something new to do.

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  84. Love your new pattern . I am a huge fan of wool applique . Thank you for the chance to win your kit!! Very excited!! My email is sazarcf@gmail.com

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  85. Absolutely love working with wool and reading about your blogs. Would love to win this kit. So hooked! Enjoy spring when it gets here......

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  86. Rose! I have never thought about using my wool quite like this in applique. I do wool applique but not in piecing shapes and stitching like this per se, all snugged up, cutting to fit. I LOVE it. Even in quilting, applique has always been my favorite technique. But I'm crazy about wool and find myself always going back to it. Thanks so much for sharing your delightful process. It will be fun to sit and try some pieces once work projects are done. I'm itchin' to get stitchin'!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us and inspiring us. You are a blessing!!

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  87. I Lov Lov Lov all your posts,,,thank you,,,peace to you and all,,,,

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  88. Beautiful! The piecework method is very neat (when you do it...lol)! I'd be afraid I would leave gaps between the pieces... of course, I always luvs the fraktur designs! :-)

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  89. This is wonderful - thank you for the opportunity to win the kit!

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  90. I love wool appliqué and your new pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Terry S. tes125@cox.net

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  91. Just lovely! As are all your designs. Thank you for the chance to win a kit. Best, Ann in NC

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  92. No room for error fitting pieces together... BEAUTIFUL detail work.
    Fingers crossed. 😀

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  93. This is beautiful! Thanks for the information. Did not know you could applique that way.

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  94. So glad to learn about piecing wool like this! I am a newbie to wool work!
    Thanks for the tip!

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  95. I love the teal colors on the bird. You've inspired me to begin working with wool...I'm going to start out with a penny rug.

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  96. I haven't tried the piece work method before. I always layer my applique. I'd love to try your pattern. barbara bemq9@yahoo.com

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  97. I picked up a couple wool projects in Paducah last year at the quilt show. I love this idea; it will eliminate so much bulk. Looking forward to trying it.

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  98. Awesome tutorial,, have done abit,,, yours is beautiful, ,,, love ur punches, too,,,, enjoy ur blogs,,,,

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  99. I love seeing all your projects. I'm just finishing an applique
    wall hanging. I'm in the mood for doing another one. Please enter me in your giveaway. Marilyn
    lmshetler@embarqmail.com

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  100. Oh so very beautiful! You have so many talents!!!

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  101. Such a wonderful piece. Will have to try your way. Nancy Pleimann

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  102. That is so pretty, would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

    cbquilts345@yahoo.com

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  103. Really like your designs and colors! Thanks for chance at giveaway.

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  104. Late to the party Please enter me in your giveaway Love this design

    linda m

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  105. Thanks for the demo on your technique! I will definitely be giving that a try. I appreciate the photos so we can really see what you are doing!

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  106. Wow what a ton of comments!!! I love that bird. It is beautiful.
    I am glad the kit is in your store. I will enter your giveaway.
    So at least I know where to get it when I don't win. ;)

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  107. Thanks for showing the tutorial on piecework applique, I'll have to give that a try..

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Rose