I’m not really used to working with wool. It really doesn’t behave like cotton. Yet, its rich textures have just been a delight. I love the way thread sinks into it. I love the way thread can sit on top of wool, as well.
It inspires me.
I’m also a fool for anything hand-dyed and much wool is currently hand-dyed. (And not cheap, I might add.)
This project really has been one of texture. I experimented with a number of different Aurifil threads, but kept falling back on a nice 30 weight in different shades of neutrals. It has just enough substance to show up, but is not so thick that it starts to cause problems in the machine.
Here’s a peak at the back side of this project, for those of you who appreciate a look behind the scenes. I think it’s every bit as interesting as the front, maybe even more so.
If you find you are interested in experimenting in wool, there are plenty of places to start.
Need to get the creative fires burning again? I recommend a quiet little rendezvous with a few different shades of wool…ooh la la.