Posts Written On March 16, 2009

Embroidered Wool Quilt – Row 3

Row 3 is done — only 8 more rows and 44 embroidered squares to go. Although I love the wool, this is probably the most difficult fabric I’ve ever used for embroidery. I have to draw the design freehand since it’s on thick, black fabric, and because the wool is a bit fuzzy, it’s impossible to get a nice clean line with the white pencil. I’ve ripped out a lot of stitches on these little squares, and they still aren’t perfect. I do think the thread looks nice against the dark wool, and the old Simplicity embroidery catalog has been a great resource for the designs.