Friday, August 12, 2016

~Woolkeeper ~ Part 1

Are you familiar with Woolkeeper?
Woolkeeper is a wool design company and a wool shop in Oswego, Illinois.
I've been wanting to go there for ages!
Last Saturday I finally did!
Kathleen Wall is Woolkeeper and a very kind and welcoming soul!

When you walk in the door you are greeted by her beautiful original designs!

I loved this fun monthly series and the wonderful stands made by a blacksmith.
Woolkeeper carries designs and kits by other designers as well, such as Jan Mott of Crane Designs and Wooly Lady.

She also carries a nice selection of punch needle.

Isn't this Woolkeeper design wonderful?! I love the use of color and patterned wool. It's a generous sized table runner with the same design at both ends, but I wanted you to see a close up.

I was so struck by this wonderful Winter design, that it took me a while to realize that it was part of a seasonal series of patterns:

Each one so pretty and unique!
Are you familiar with Eweniversity egg patterns?
Woolkeeper carries those too. 
Kathleen has offered classes for these in the past
and I am really hoping that she will offer them again.
My fingers are crossed ;)

Kathleen also has offered classes on penny rugs and variations on that theme.

I loved these flower examples and a wool kit for one of the flower pennies is included in my giveaway that is still going on now. You can read about it here.
There is more to come on Woolkeeper! Simply too much put in one post!
You can visit Woolkeeper's website here and her blog is here.
Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?
~Luke 12:24-25
Blessings, Patti


TheCrankyCrow said...

WOW...and more WOW!!! I love wool anything...but those designs are amazing!! It feels like forever since I have done any handwork...between endless projects, to-do's and planting season, the months and now years have just ticked by.... But, some back issues are making it harder to "go" these I have a feeling that may be just the ticket to keep my hands and mind busy. ;o) Hope all has been well... I saw "Part 1" in your title and will be anxiously awaiting the sequels! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

The Eveningstitcher said...

Beautiful Shop, Patti! I would have died and went to heaven....her designs are just lovely. You sure get around...I don't know how you do it and you manage to get so much stitching done..Have a great weekend!

denise said...

What a neat store! Love it😍

Raymond Homestead said...

Sure would love a visit to that store!!

Marilyn said...

This shop looks wonderful!
Love the metal stands.
Thanks for sharing the links and info.

Sheila said...

A much a neat store, thanks for sharing. I wasn't familiar with that one.

Claire said...

Some lovely pieces. Love the one she is working on and also her Settler's Pride quilt on the wall. Looking forward to Part 2. Thanks for sharing this, Patti.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

just beautiful!!!! thanks for sharing her with us ~ need to get some of her patterns for our little farm shop!