I've been waiting a long time to see a book released from Rebekah L. Smith. Her wool applique work and style is amazing. She is a folk artist who is inspired by American antiques and decorative arts. I've pre-ordered my copy.
You can see her work on Pinterest,
I am gravitating more and more to traditional wool applique. The Emily Munroe Quilt seemed to have started the journey last year as did the early style penny rugs and mats from Cee Rafuse of The Diary of a Rug Maker.
My next wool project from Cee. 'Ned and Jake' is a wool mat Cee designed and the kit includes her hand dyed wools which she dyes using traditional methods and the aged string thread for stitching. It's going to be a large mat, 36' long. It just shipped so I'm looking forward to receiving it this week.
Photo courtesy of Cee Rafuse.
The aged string thread which really compliments a wool project when you are trying to reproduce that aged look. Photo courtesy of Cee Rafuse.