Monday, August 31, 2009
I LOVE WOOL!
Sorry this piles of wool do look a little bit messy and unorganized....that's another project....to refold and restack my wool piles!
Yep, that's it...wool is my absolute most favorite type of material. I love the feel, (yes, I know it is rough) the texture, even the smell of wool, and I just love using it! There is something very cozy about a checked piece of wool material, or an old grey houndstooth piece. Its associated with a time of long ago...old wool blankets, red and black check wool hunting coats. I will also add in there that those old hunting clothes were previously made right here in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, but now unfortunately is made overseas.
My love of wool came from a craft/hobby that my friend shared with me....braided rugs! When I saw my friends' rugs, I loved them so much I wanted one, but instead of making me one, she gave me the gift of showing me how to make them and got me started on this very excitingly new journey.
So, over the years I slowly began building up my inventory of wool. It's hard to find wool and has become quite expensive! But I still love searching for it and feeling the texture of it, and I have learned to use wool in many other crafting projects along the way. Many of which I will share with you at a later date....but I thought I would share with you some of my favorite pieces of wool and my very first braided rug that I made.....
And here are a few more recent rugs that I made....
Sorry that I haven't posted in almost a week. Nursing school is back in session and it is kicking my butt! I am quite exhausted and the end of the day after classes and clinicals. Hope you all have a great week!
Posted by tarrah at 2:53 PM