Tag Archives: wool

When I began sewing clothes in August, I put down my knitting needles and became a bit obsessed with sewing. This weekend as we prepared to drive across the state to see our son compete in his final state speech and debate meet, I decided to find something new to knit! I ordered the Curls […]

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My husband brought me a $3 Pendleton wool pleated skirt from an estate sale and I promptly took a seam ripper to it, pressed both large pieces of fabric and made myself the Scout Tee by Grainline Studios. I love the texture the lines from the pleats add to the overall look of the top. […]

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I love making these reading pillows! They are so much fun to make and give as gifts to young readers. I’ve been taken quite a few orders for these pillows locally and I’ve made most of them with a combination of cotton and flannel fabric making them extra cozy. Each pillow is stuffed with Montana […]

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Well three more Merchant and Mills patterns arrived in the mail several weeks ago, but bow hunting season has slowed down my sewing as I’ve spent more time with my love hunting the Montana backcountry.  During our hunting weekends I switch gears to knitting and I’m currently working on a piece which suspiciously resembles something […]

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Sewing is a skill which was once passed down from mother to daughter, generation to generation. At one time it was a necessity if a family was to be clothed. When I was growing up, I was fortunate to have a mother who was a master seamstress. She made just about everything I wore. One […]

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One of my favorite projects this year was taking a vintage piece of plaid wool we found at an estate sale and turning it into my daughter’s favorite chic fashion accessory to partner with a vintage Pendleton coat she bought. To make this scarf you need a large piece of wool, this one was 60″ X […]

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I love wool and it kills me to see the countless 100% wool clothing items especially suits discarded at thrift stores. One of my favorite ways to up cycle wool suits is making coffee cozies.   With a rotary cutter and basic sewing notes along with a bit of creativity you can up cycle even […]

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Did you know studies show people who sleep with wool bedding have a lower heart rate, less sleep disturbance, and increased duration of beneficial REM sleep? Why is this? Wool regulates temperature better than any other material.  In the winter it warms you without overheating or causing the yucky ‘clamminess’ that comes from getting too warm […]

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