yarns, commonly topped off with gold threads. Attention is paid to realism.

As Patricia Hood related to me, “[When] introducing wool on wool, do not look at it as a style, but rather look at the medium and see how you can use it with existing skills . . . [for] that’s where the roots of it come from.”

Below left, a tea cosy design adopted from a pattern from Inspirations magazine. It features silk, metallic, and wool threads on a smooth wool ground.

wool-on-wool embroidery
Tea Cosy

wool ornament detail