from Rebekah's workroom

a blog about creativity, design, and wool appliqué

Wool & Friends: A Christmas Gathering

One of Kelsey and my favorite things about what we do is collaborating with friends and fellow artists. That’s the point of my third (and Kelsey’s first!) book coming out in August: Exploring Folk Art with Wool Appliqué and More. We drew on our own friendships to create it, and we have made projects which use wool appliqué the techniques that are its “friends”: rug hooking, punch needle, embroidery, cross stitch, quilting, and yarn sewing. We love the folks who helped us create these projects­—which we are eager to get into your hands—and after you get the book, we think you will, too. In fact, we think you will want to meet them! We would like to invite you to join us for a special one-time

In Search of Supplies: Scissors

It’s been awhile since I talked supplies, but with the addition of some new scissors to my online store, it seemed like a good time to highlight one of the major tools of my trade. The maker can never have enough scissors, right? And if you create with textiles, it’s nice to have special scissors for every job. I have tried out many kinds of scissors over the years, and now carry those that are my favorites. Karen Kay Buckley Hands down, my number one favorite scissors are Karen Kay Buckley’s Scissors in Large (purple handles). I love the serrated edge, which stays sharp, and cuts through anything like butter. Wool especially cuts well with these scissors, but they can cut beautifully throug

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