Wool applique and embroidery

by kath_red on 23/06/2011

in Fibre+Needlework

I have a lovely quilty crafty neighbour whose children are all grown and who has the most wonderful wall of neatly folded fabric I have ever seen. I love to pop over and share books and inspiration and advice. My quilty neighbour recently lent me a pile of felt applique and stitching books.

Three of the books were by Sue Spargo. Sue is an inspirational and prolific teacher and author and maker. Her work is many layered, dense, tactile and colourful with a folk art feel to it. Sue uses wool quite a lot in her work – wool felt and wool threads for applique and embroidery. Her motifs are simple bird and flower shapes but with many layers of colour and stitching they become this amazing tapestry of colour and texture. One of the books in my pile of loaned books is her latest book is Contemporary Folk (you can see more here). This book – interestingly – is written in both French and English. And the templates are printed in the book at 100% size ready to photocopy.

More woolly things I love:


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1 mimi k June 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Thanks so much Kath! I am going to check out all the other links- I can never get enough wool applique!


2 Debbie St. Germain June 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Wonderful art pieces, enjoyed seeing their sites.



3 denese October 20, 2011 at 5:07 pm

What an inspiration
Wish I had found this site long ago


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