We’ve barely unpacked from QuiltCon, and suddenly, it’s March 1, also known as the start of National Craft Month, so our next show recap focuses on crafting with wool. We invited QuiltCon attendees to enjoy a sit-and-stitch break to create a few small, colorful layered embellishments with us. Wool pennies are traditionally joined together to create pennyrugs, but they also make fun individual embellishments! They’re also a great way to practice embroidery stitches – just stack a few, then secure and decorate them with blanket stitches, French knots, running stitches and more… Sew one to your garment, quilt, handbag, pillow, make a coin purse or add a pin back for cute wool jewelry! One stitcher plans to make her penny into a luggage tag, while another will be adding a wool penny tea bag pocket to her tea cozy! Everyone enjoyed the chance to do a bit of handstitching with bright colors, a bit of a Zen moment for those on quilt overload.
Of course, crafting is always a lot more fun with friends, and we’re grateful to our friends at Aurifilfor their beautiful threads and 6-strand floss, to Sizzix for their super-handy Big Shot die cutting machine, and to Clover USAfor sharing their sight-saving embroidery needles ; ).
We’ve got great quilts, charity block sewing stations (come by and stitch one with our FREE FABRIC and supplies!), free collectible pins and more! Check out these luscious bright wools and their new mascot, Woolamina. Oh, and really friendly people, too ; )
Below, Sarah Maxwell poses next to her design, “Message in the Dark”, created with CENTENNIAL SOLIDS.
You’ll love to display Laura Bosma’s adorable little Wool Acorns by the bowlful, a perfect accent for any harvest table setting. Choose your favorite WOOL COLLECTION colors and start to play. But be warned – they’re pretty addictive ; )
Speaking of acorns, in NJ this year I’ve seen LOTS of acorns on the ground, but if you aren’t so lucky, you can purchase them from your local craft shop. DOWNLOAD the project now. Enjoy! — lisa
To see more of Laura’s work, visit Laura’s blog, Pretty Penny Precuts,and follow Pretty Penny Precuts on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest