The Wool'n Gardener will be offering a workshop on making a wool proddy wreath using both rug hooking and proddy techniques. Individual flowers are hooked and prodded onto the backing with a contrasting color prodded in the background and then mounted/sewn on a wire frame to give it even more dimension!!! Students will learn, from start to finish, how to create these lush and beautiful wreaths (finished size about 15"). Take this opportunity to use up some of your wool odds and ends and stash!!!! Once you have "mastered" this process, the possibilities are endless! (In addition to wool, kits and instructions for making Spring Proddy Flowers will also be available for purchase).
12" (15" finished) Proddy Flower Wreath Workshop - $45/student
*Instruction (individualized and group)
*Demonstration of process
*Linen backing - (wreath template will be drawn on linen)
*12" wire wreath (on which to mount the prodded/hooked piece)
Students to bring:
*hooking frame and hook (center of flowers are hooked)
*noodles for hooking center of flowers (I use #8 or 8-1/2 usually) - contrast colors to flower
*the equivalent of 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 yds of wool in the colors you like for the flowers and for the
background around the flowers. If using odds and ends/stash, pieces should be no smaller than
3" x 3" which is the size of the square from which the petals are cut. A 1/4 yd piece of wool will be needed to finish off the back of the wreath.
*proddy tool (optional) - if purchased the day of class $28 (normally $30) - I find using a proddy tool puts less stress on my wrist, hand and shoulder. A hemostat can also be used but they sometimes
fray the wool and may not be sturdy enough to pull 2 petals through the backing at one time.
(If purchasing the proddy tool (made in the UK), please notify me prior to the class to insure availability ([email protected])
*embroidery thread to coordinate with the wool (to see the back on the wreath) - I use Valdani #8 of
which Julie has an endless supply of wonderful colors!!!!!)*scissors - I use a 6-7" scissor to cut the petal
The class is Friday, June 24 from 1pm-4