from Rebekah's workroom

a blog about creativity, design, and wool appliqué

On Wooly and Wallpaper Boxes

When I first started designing wool appliqué pieces, I was looking for purposeful ways of using them other than table rugs and wall hangings. You can only have so many of those, and I enjoy making things that are useful as well. A practical element in a piece adds its own unique beauty, making it an object not to be simply looked at but also to be used. In looking for new uses for my wool appliqué designs, wallpaper boxes came to mind. I have always found period wallpaper boxes fascinating. Not only are they beautiful, but they are useful and a great way to use leftover wallpaper. Using scraps and repurposing items has been a part of my work from the beginning—even as a painter. So, I though

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