Wednesday, January 8, 2020

How To Make Wool Ruching...

How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'

Ruching...
particularly Wool Ruching has been
my 'go to' for 'finishing' some 
of my Punch Needle projects.
As in this case, a small pillow.
So simple...
want to learn how ??





Gather your supplies and 
lets get started...


How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'

You will need wool fabric of your choice, 
a sharp scissors, sharp needle
and floss in a shade that matches 
the wool used for Ruching.
(I am using Dark thread for demonstration only,
so that you can easily see my stitches.)

Either new or repurposed wool fabric 
can be used.  Wool fabric needs to be 'felted'
before using, this tightens the wool 
and limits fraying.

You will need a total of approximately 
2 and 1/2 yards x 3/4 inch of wool stripping
for a small pillow approximately 7.5 in. x 7 in.
If needed, you can use several 
smaller strips sewn together to form
the 2 and 1/2 yards.
(Yardage needed varies based on size of item 
and also how tightly or relaxed you prefer
your Ruching.)

If you want a 'clean' edge (as pictured)
on the wool strip, then you will cut 
the strips by hand.  If you want a slightly
fuzzy edge (not as clean), 
then you may tear the wool to desired size.




How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'

Using 2 strands of DMC, or similar thread, 
to match wool strip -
tack under one edge of wool edge.  
Begin stitching a wide spread 'zig zag' stitch.




How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'

One 'zig zag' on top of strip,
second half of 'zig zag' will show on back 
of wool strip.




How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'





How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'

This will be gathered as you continue to stitch 
a running 'zig zag'.  




How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'

You will adjust the tightness of the Ruching
when it is sewn onto project.




How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'

Continue with the 'zig zag' stitch,
gathering the wool as you go.





How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'

Using 3 strands of DMC, or similar thread, 
to match wool strip - 
Begin tacking Ruching into place on pillow edge.
Tack between gathered folds,
at approximately 1/2 inch intervals,
as you move around the pillow edge.
Adjust gathers to your liking,
as you place each stitch.
You may opt for a tightly Ruched wool strip
or a more relaxed Ruching.



How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'

When you have covered all edges 
in Ruching, turn under strip edge and 
nestle within folds and 
tack into place.

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How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'

For those wanting to use ribbon for Ruching...
the same stitching directions apply.



How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'

Ribbon Ruching on pillow edge.

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Ruching, whether wool or ribbon, 
isn't just for pillows.  It can be 
applied to edges of pin cushions, needlekeepers,
edge of punch needle itself, mats, 
table runners or can be used
to embellish your projects 
in other creative ways.

Enjoy some creative stitching, my Friends...
Rose

6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much , it looks so pretty !!!!

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  2. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial !

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  3. Very pretty! The first image that comes to mind is using this technique on the edge of an egg pillow! Think of those candy covered sugary Easter Eggs with the thick icing piped around the edges! :-) Mmmmm...Spring! lol! Thank you for sharing this tutorial!

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would love to hear your thoughts !
Rose