Folk lore attributes Wool Applique “penny rugs” to table rugs created with woolen fabrics using coins or pennies as the pattern template often seen on vintage pieces dating from the Civil War era. As with other folk art, everyday life design motifs are popular on original rugs. Designs were stitched with simple blanket stitch and other embroidery stitches and finished with a tongue shaped border.
Bird Brain Designs’ Wool Applique penny rug projects are created with a whimsical approach to this traditional folk art craft using 100% wool!
Bird Brain Designs offers you patterns plus Handy Fabric Packets and Kits to complete the project. Designs include everyday plus Christmas, Easter and Halloween pillows, wall hangings, ornaments, pin cushions and other needlework necessities.
Long needle to plunge from top to bottom of your dimensional wool or cotton design.
Wool Applique Pillow featured in Holiday Crafts Magazine 2013.
A fat and shapely Pumpkin Pin Cushion Plus a Needle Keep for Needles and your Scissors too...a Sampler of 8 Embroidery Stitches!
A charming Primitive Santa Claus holding a hand full of Your OWN small Needlework Treasures!
8" squares of our 6 latest Wool styles just arrived.
8 squares of our latest 8 Wool styles just arrived.
11 Rusty Jingle Bells in a variety of sizes from 1"+ down to 1/4".
A Pair of Plump and BIG Pin Cushions in Wool Applique. Use as Sweet and Petite pillows too!
8 squares of a variety of 100% Wool Pieces pre-felted (8" square or slightly larger).
6 strips of a variety of 100% Wool Pieces pre-felted (4" x 12" or longer).
100% Wool Fleece to stuff pillows and pin cushions.
Applique Wool Bee Hive Sampler Pin Cushion with 10 Embroidery Stitches and Beautiful 100% Wool.
A Jolly Wool Applique Santa With a Clever Dimensional Beard.
A BIG Wool Applique Pin Cushion with Lots of Character.
6 Plaid shades of Fat 1/8th Wool for Wool Applique and Rug Hooking.
Make a Cute Little Tree for Your Scissors to Live In
A Unique Woolen Appliqued Pumpkin pin cushion set.
6 bright Plaid shades of Fat 1/8th Wool for Flowers and Garden designs.
6 Autumn shades of Fat 1/8th Wool for Wool Applique and Rug Hooking. (Limited Quantity of Bundles)
A Smiling Wool Applique Snowman with Jaunty Top Hat.
A large pack of 30 sheets of handy freezer paper (8 1/2" x 11" sheets).
A Wool Applique Strawberry Emery with a traditional look.
Make a beautiful Wool Appliqued runner 36" up to 42".
Colorful Wool Appliqued Eggs March Across this Table Runner.
Fill a Wool Applique basket with decorated eggs for your table.
Hand-Dyed Wool Adds Special Dimension to this Unique Wool Appliqued Table Decoration.
Enjoy this Wool Applique Table Runner from Both Ends of the Table!
5 Colorful Stockings Make a Great Table Runner - Super as an Ornament Too!
A "Beautiful" Wool Applique Gal for Halloween and Fall.
A great Wool Applique Holiday Santa hanging from a Vintage Wooden Quill.
A very BIG Wool Applique cushion with delicious wool colors.
HUGE Wool Appliqued Tomato Pin Cushion and Strawberry Emery like the old-time traditional set.
A lovely Wool Applique pumpkin, emery acorn and black crow for the fall season.
A super Wool Applique Autumn Acorn pin cushion set for Fall.
An Elegant and Delicate Pin Cushion Set...Pin Cushion, Needle Keep and Emery.
A sweet little Wool Appliqued nest filled with robin's eggs pin cushion.
Three Wool Applique Pin cushions with Unique Flowers in Beautiful Shades of Wool.
An elegant Wool Applique heart pin cushion and sachet.