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Newsletter #4 3-29-14


   Spring 2014, where are you? Ugh! I can’t wait to take a long walk without a winter coat and feel the sunshine on my face. Until then, we will be making our own springtime here at Woolkeeper.


   More new spring patterns and kits are available. Sp”egg”tacular Spring is an 8” x 15” all wool applique mat featuring bunnies, tulips and eggs. The pattern was designed last year, but this is the first time it has been kitted. Kit and pattern for  $36.50


Essence of Spring is a 4 ½” x 6” all wool applique needle keep with 3 tulips standing tall. A delicate linen ribbon flows down the cover. Also included in the kit are a linen label you can personalize and optional beads for the spine. Great needle keep for yourself and a sweet spring or Easter gift for a friend. Pattern and Kit $21.00


   Laurel Spring Splendor is a 13 ½” x 16” all wool applique mat. It is the first in a 4 part seasonal series that can be viewed on They are found under products, Laurel Seasonal Mat Series. All 4 mats will have the same scalloped background shape and have laurel leaves in the design. I made a one-piece pattern for you to trace for the background so it would be easy to keep its shape. Laurel Spring Splendor features 2 dark purple tulips crowned with laurel leaves to welcome spring. All wool backing included with this kit. Pattern and Kit $43.50


   Bring on Spring is a tulip Pin Keep and a Needle Keep. Both are embellished with cotton crocheted lace that is included in the kit. The Needle Keep has directions for optional beading around the perimeter. Cost for pattern and Kit $23.50


   Want a few pieces of wool for your applique projects or to start building a wool stash? Woolkeeper will be offering wool bundles of various sizes, prices and colors under Stash Builders. The first bundle can be purchased in fat eights (16” x 13”) or fat sixteenths (16" x 6 ½”) The wool is cut to these sizes after it is felted. This spring group includes a hand dyed sky blue, a sunshine yellow herringbone, a hand dyed lime green houndstooth plaid, a rich darker pink herringbone and a wonderful tan texture that’s the color of coffee and cream. The wool is washed and felted for you.


   For the ladies who are collecting pins, there is a new spring group. It’s Pin Collection #15 Spring. You’ll find three tulip pins, a butterfly pin and a white millefiori bead pin.


   Would you like to see thread on the Woolkeeper site? Drop me a line at and let me know if you would like to be able to purchase different embellishment threads at Woolkeeper. has a new post. Would love to have you stop by and visit and sign up as a follower.


Thinking Sunshine, Bunnies and Tulips!



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