|One of Pam's many wool appliqué quilts.|
Our quilt guild has an extraordinarily prolific and talented wool appliqué artist named Pam who just started a wool group that I joined. I was so blown away by her work that I asked if I could feature her in a blog post. She said yes.
So ... Heeeeere's Pam!
She started doing wool appliqué about 15 years ago when she lived in Alaska. She even dyes her own wool, often starting with white or light colored wool garments from thrift stores. In the summer she dyes outside with wool dyes and in the winter she dyes inside with Kool-Aid. (Kool-Aid doesn't require working with ventilation for safety.)
All of the work here was done by Pam.
Her studio is to "dye" for, with stacks and stacks of colorful wool and projects under way.
For the first meeting of the Woolies, she spread books, patterns, supplies and yummy finished projects throughout the rooms. Ten of us dove in and feasted on the color and designs.
I was inspired to order two of the books that she had, and tomorrow I'm going to a sale at the quilt store in Port Gamble, which has a nice selection of wool. Then I'll settle in for the winter with a new project!
|Detail from one of Pam's quilts.|
Have a colorful day