My name is Cathy Greschner. I live in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. I have a home studio where I design patterns primarily for primitive rug hooking. I enjoy working with wool as my medium. The wares I plan to offer here include my hand hooked rugs, rug hooking patterns, penny rugs, pin cushions, wool applique, and primitive sewing necessaries. I enjoy teaching rug hooking classes locally and writing for my blog called Orange Sink. I hope you will stop by and visit me there too. You can find my rug hooking patterns on my selling blog called Red House Wool Studio. Thank-you so very much for buying hand made from our small businesses who are the threads that keep American commerce strong!
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Welcome to the May 2013 Update!
( Calico Bird with Strawberries Pin Cushion~ $39.95 includes postage in the USA)
My first item that I'm pleased to offer this month is a sweet Calico Bird with Strawberries Pin Cushion!
The base of the pin cushion is made from an old white antique coverlet piece that has aged to a nice creamy white.
I've used a newer navy and tan calico fabric from my stash for the bird and a bit of red and sage green wool for the strawberries.
The bird has button eyes and applied wings. The entire piece is stuffed nice and firm with wool.
I've included a few of my hand-dyed quilting pins as well.
This is a close-up photo of the Strawberries and notice too the texture of the antique coverlet for the pin cushion base.
The entire piece measures about 5 1/2 inches tall.
A nice size to use or add to your collection of pin cushions or great for the Strawberry collectors out there.
And speaking of Strawberries! My next offering is for a set of SIX Plump and Wooley Strawberry bowl fillers for your Spring and Summer decorating!
I've used a fun red textured wool to make these that looks just like real strawberries!
The tops are a green hand-dyed wool and I've hand cut each one to look like the tops of the real thing also!
They measure about 3 1/2 inches long!
( Set of Six Wooley Strawberry Bowl Fillers~$32.00 includes postage in USA) ( bowl not included)
My last item this month was fun to create and I love that it's useful as well as decorative!
I've hand sewn this notebook cover to fit a 9 3/4 by 7 1/2 inch composition notebook. I hand appliqued the flower using wool and a vintage scrap of pink with red dots calico. The leaves and heart are green hand-dyed wool. The flower pot is a dark plaid cotton fabric.
Inside the front cover I've sewn a nice deep pocket in a stripe fabric for your pencils, ruler, or maybe some notes or letters you need to keep handy. I love keeping my garden notes in one of these. The nice thing too is you can add a new notebook when the first one gets full!
( Appliqued Flower Notebook Cover ( composition notebook is included)~ $18.95 plus 2.75 postage in USA)
Thank-you for visiting our May Update! If you would like to purchase any of my offerings just use the handy email button on the top and let me know which item you would like!
I hope you will visit all of our talented artists here on the Mercantile for lovely hand-made and unique items.