Hand Dyed Wool Giveaway + Wool Applique Tutorial

hand dyed wool for applique and quilting

Today, I bring you another fabulous giveaway, along with a wool applique tutorial.  About a week ago, I received a beautiful bundle of hand dyed wool in the mail from Quilting Acres Shop.  Along with that, Erinn sent me a piece of gray hand dyed wool to use on one of my wool applique projects.  And can I just say, the hand dyed wool that she sent me was the prettiest wool I have ever seen.  The colors are magnificent, and the wool is super soft and easy to work with.  This wool is of the highest quality!  In fact, I really don’t want to give it away.  Do you mind if I leave a comment, “heart” Erinn’s shop, and subscribe to my own newsletter, so that I too can have a chance to win?

Here’s a little bit of information about Erinn’s shop, “Welcome to Quilting Acres Shop. Here you will find hand dyed wool that is exceptionally soft to work with. I start with finding beautiful wools that I can then over-dye, felt, and create something wonderful with.  I dye my wool in stainless steel pots (mostly at nap time) and wash each piece in an earth friendly, fragrance free soap.  These wools are perfect for rug hooking, quilting, needle arts, wool applique, and many other craft projects.”

Wool Applique Tutorial:

Erinn is exactly right, these wools are perfect for wool applique!  Before I get to the tutorial part of this post, first let me show you a few examples of projects I’ve made in the past using wool applique:

wool applique tutorial or felt applique tutorial

So you might be wondering how wool applique is done.  Really it’s quite simple.  First you need to draw out the shape of what it is you want to create using the wool.  I’m going to create a couch in this tutorial.  Cut it out, and use this as your template:

wool applique tutorial

Next, you need to iron on a piece of heat bond, a little bit bigger than your template from the previous step.  Iron it onto the back of your felt, trace your template shape as a mirror image (otherwise the image will be reversed), and then cut it out.  Position the wool piece, glue side down, and iron it onto a fabric surface using the directions on the heat bond package:

wool applique tutorial

wool applique tutorial

Next, using a washable fabric pencil, draw in certain details that you want to show using machine embroidery:

wool applique tutorial

wool applique tutorial

Lastly, sew these lines using either hand or machine embroidery techniques:

wool applique tutorial

This pieces that I’m working on, still needs a little work, so you’ll have to wait to see the final product.  But in the mean time, I think you know this is the start of something magneficant.  Why don’t you get yourself some hand dyed wool, and give this wool applique tutorial a try.

Giveaway Details:  15 Pieces of Hand Dyed Wool

hand dyed wool giveaway

To enter, visit Quilting Acres Shop and leave a comment below telling me what you like best in Erinn’s shop.

For extra, extra, extra entries, you can “like” me on facebook, sign-up for my newsletter, “heart” our Etsy shops and/or publicize this event on twitter, facebbok, and/or your own blog. Tell me about it below, each as an individual comment, to improve your chances of winning.

The lucky winner will be announced on Thursday, February 24th.

Oh, and don’t forget to enter our other giveaway here.


Blog Giveaway WInnerAnd our winner is…

Congratulations Marcia!

I’ll email you with the details.

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41 responses to “Hand Dyed Wool Giveaway + Wool Applique Tutorial”

  1. Cassandra

    Oooh! They are soooo pretty.

  2. Rebecca Rendon

    They are so beautiful and the color selection is great. I can’t quite decide what I would get, probably one of the color assortment packs. Lovely.

  3. kathy h

    Beautiful wool. OVer at Erinn’s, I saw a pack of peachy wool that was just gorgeous.

  4. Cassandra

    I just liked you on facebook. ;-D

  5. Rebecca Rendon

    I just signed up for your newsletter.

  6. Emily

    I love the teal herringbone!

  7. Andi

    I just received my first order from Quilting Acres yesterday! I got a beautiful package of scraps, (currently my favourite item) which are perfect for the animals I love to sew, but I never thought about applique. Can’t wait to try that out too!

  8. Andi

    I have already hearted both of your shops on Etsy!

  9. Andi

    I liked you on Facebook! :)

  10. SewLindaAnn

    I think it was lot 1152, with a bundle of really pretty spring colors. Just in time for a pretty egg applique pillow or something.

  11. SewLindaAnn

    I “Liked” you on Facebook.

  12. MoeWest

    I like the selection of green wool (lot 1161). There are so many beautiful colours!

  13. MoeWest

    I signed up for your newsletter.

  14. kslaughter

    Oh my goodness…….those gorgeous silk threads! I love those and the teal herringbone wool. Thanks for *trying* to give these lovely wools away ; ).

  15. kslaughter

    Happily signed up for your newsletter ; )

  16. kslaughter

    Whole-heartedly *hearted* your etsy shop—–super cute stuff!!

  17. kslaughter

    ……and *liked* you on facebook………fingers crossed ; ).

  18. SewLindaAnn

    I hearted Quilting Acres on Etsy.

  19. SewLindaAnn

    Hearted your shop on Etsy.

  20. annmarie

    I love bright colors and I think Erinn’s selection of Hand dyed Cotton Velveteen looks very interesting. I’ve never worked with wool in my quilts before but would love to try – thanks.

  21. Paula

    I love the Natural Wool Fabric Bundle / Felted. Thanks for the chance and for the great tutorial
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  22. Paula

    I subscribed your newsletter
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  23. Paula

    I “liked” you on FB (Paula Lemos)
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  24. Deborah

    I really liked the way she grouped the colors together. I’m a sucker for pink, so the pink group was my favorite :)

  25. Deb

    Very pretty! I love the elephant on the elephant fabric pillow! I checked out Quilting areas and love all the wool, of course, but also the Circle Template. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Deb

    I “hearted” Quilting Acres on etsy.

  27. Deb

    I “hearted” your shop on my favorites on Etsy. LOVE the baby giraffe quilt!!

  28. Deb

    I’m already subscribed to your newsletter.

  29. VickiT

    I have heard so much about wool and how wonderful it is for applique but have never bought any myself. I LOVE the Sofa Pillow. Super cute.

    If I were to buy from Erinn’s shop I guess it would depend on what I was looking to make but, right now with my machine embroidery and use of wool for that, I’d probably buy the scrap bags. Those have such a nice variety from what I saw and so many appliques take the smaller pieces so those would be great.

  30. VickiT

    I have just signed up for your emails although I am still waiting for the confirmation email currently.

  31. VickiT

    I have also put Erinn’s shop on my favorites list.

  32. VickiT

    I’ve also just added your shop to my favorites on Etsy as well.

  33. Skye

    My favorite thing at the moment in Errin’s shop is on page 4, the selection on the row 2nd from the bottom, 2nd one in. Yum!!
    Also: extra pointies: I liked you on FB, signed up for your newsletter, & republished the give-away on FB.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  34. patricia wills

    Love ALL the wool!!! It looks luscious!! but the wrist pincushions are really special!!!

  35. Sheree Swenson

    Hearted. I like bundle 1193. A rainbow of woolly flavors.
    Of course, you’re already liked.

  36. nicole Choules

    i wan’t this! i’ve been dying to try my hand at some applique.

  37. Sallianne Norelli

    My favorite item is the felted wool pretty bird pin cushion kit. Love the colors of the wool!

  38. Where Women Eat and Play

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  39. MarciaW

    I’m a bird lover so the felted wool bird pin cushion (think it is a kit) is my choice. Also, for beginning wool applique would like the scrap bag for variety.

  40. MarciaW

    I already “liked” you on FB (as Margaret and Marcia)

  41. MarciaW

    Thank you for the WooHoo announcement. Now will be able to give wool applique a try. Thanks Angela and Erinn for the wonderful prize.

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