Saturday, January 9, 2016

New Projects for a New Year!


"Hello & Happy New Year to all of you!


   There is a lot happening in the Workroom this year, and I'll be on the road quite a bit hoping to meet some of you!

   One of the tasks I have given myself for this year, is to come up with an alternative project each month using the patterns from the book. These I will share with you monthly in this blog . It has turned out to be a great exercise for me as I continue to learn and develop my style.

   There will be more announcements throughout the year, and I will soon have my workshop schedule posted on my website.







January Wool Applique Reshaped Project:

Book: Wool Applique Folk Art
Project Pattern Pieces: "Shades of Earth"
                                 " Housing for Papers"

    These hurricane candle holders are wrapped in a wooly that is a reshaping of 2 of the projects in the book. By cutting the 2 different sized stars from "Shades of Earth" in half, it creates a snowflake effect. I also built the trees out of the leaves in "Housing for Papers". By placing the leaves downward it gives a coniferous look.

   The length of your wooly will depend upon the size of your candle holder. I purchased mine from Michaels and is approx. 19" around. To finish off the top, I simply trimmed the wool with heavy-duty pinking shears.

To attach the wooly to the glass holder, I just did a simple cross stitch down the back.

19 comments:

  1. Rebekah, I love the idea of alternate projects to make from your book! Looking forward to all the new posts.

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  2. They are so pretty! Thank you for sharing your fabulous talent so generously!

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  3. Your designs are SIMPLY beautiful! I'm working on "Her Work" book cover right now.

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  4. So sweet.
    A new project each month ~ how wonderful and generous of you. Thank you.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  5. I love these projects- the challenge for yourself, and the resulting new pieces for us! Thanks so much, your work is beautiful.

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  6. Love these...thank you for the extra project idea!

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  7. Oh so lovely! Thank you for sharing :)
    Blessings, Patti

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  8. Simply wonderful. I'm gonna do it. Thanks so much.

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  9. Thank you so much. You will make this a fun and wooly year.

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  10. Just perfect for the winter season! Thanks for showing us what else can be done with your designs!

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  11. These are so lovely Rebekah. This is wonderful of you to do.

    hugs, doreen

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  12. just simply beautiful Rebekah ~ love to take in your colors & stitches my friend!
    L

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  13. I like the finishing touch....using cross stitches on the seam,

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  14. These new projects are wonderful. Thank you for sharing more of your great ideas. LOVE your book !

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  15. Your book is fabulous, makes me want to start on every project. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. BelleStar

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