Greetings fellow stitching artisans and lovers of wool appliqué!
As a designer, instructor and author, I am delighted to share my favorite designs, classes and tools with you. My area of specialization is that of building added dimension to my appliquéd pieces using needle slanting techniques and the strategic layering of felted wool. My designs are both decorative and functional and exemplify a sophisticated style of needlework clearly unlike the primitive style of felted wool appliqué that is prevalent today. My design, the Huo Long Penny Rug, is an excellent example of the sculptural style and intricate needlework that I incorporate into my projects.
This site offers a Shop area featuring wool fabrics and wool threads along with my favorite tools. If I use a tool, I sell that tool! Kits for a variety of designs, including all of the patterns in my book Gorgeous Wool Appliqué, A Visual Guide to Wool Appliqué and Unique Embroidery, are available. Gorgeous Wool Appliqué can also be purchased, and a limited number of these books are signed by yours truly. Other items available for purchase include a personally designed line of blank cards entitled “Women’s Work”, thank you notes and for embroidery enthusiasts, graph paper pads.
For a comprehensive schedule of my class offerings, click Classes and see if I will be in your area. I would love to see you! I have prepared a lecture on “Inspiration and Techniques in Felted Wool Appliqué”… an ideal program component for quilting guilds. For those who have a penchant for video learning, click on Videos to view my tutorials on specific techniques in wool appliqué and embroidery.
My passion for hand sewing and appliqué drives me to keep this wonderful decorative craft alive. I hope you get as much pleasure making these pieces and enjoying them afterwards as I have had in creating them.