I'll be releasing designs with the Appleton's Crewel Wools alongside my regular DMC kits, but for those of you who want to use the Appleton's Crewel Wools for existing Avlea designs, here's a list of the designs I think will work best. The crewel wool is a bit different than DMC as it entirely "fills" the stitch area, which creates less stitch definition but way more texture (think: velvet). So, I've discovered that the designs that work best with Appleton's are those with a more openwork design and less solid fill stitch areas.
Aegean Octagon--this would look fabulous worked as a square cushion cover with the Appleton's
Balkan Diamond-and-Arrow--either large square version or BitKit version
BitKit Salerno Tile--this would also look fabulous worked as a square cushion cover
Delphian Cornflower--this one is on my list to offer in both DMC and Appleton's, so if you're interested in sample stitching it, please let me know!
Star of Skyros--the square version would be a beautiful cushion cover