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Felt Embroidery Update!

Back in my August Stitching project I shared my attempt at embroidering on handmade felt , all inspired by my slightly unusual love of moss. I wasn’t happy at the result. Two things happened. I followed up the advice to try needlefelting  and I went to a local Art exhibition. At this event a well known local amateur artist had entered a felt landscape of a local beauty spot. And she was offering it for sale at £45. I don’t want to say anything about this , except I went home and thought my attempt maybe wasn’t as bad as I thought!

Having made three needlefelt birds I attacked my moss felt with the needle, and this firmed it all up very nicely. Next I neatened up the edges. And now I am slowly embroidering onto the surface,and I am really enjoying the process.

So now I am ready to share my progress.

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Beginning to look a little better.

Some details.

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Chain stitch

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I’ve added some pre felt and buttonhole stitched over it

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Buttonhole circles

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You can see on this picture that where  the felt has been needlefelted it is much firmer and dense . I shall keep going with this after all.

Thanks for all comments last time and the suggestion to needlefelt.All thoughts are very welcome. And just in case anyone wonders, I have not asked for Mr E’s input!!

Needlefelting.

I had a wonderful morning this month at a local craft workshop where I learnt how to needlefelt.  Needlefelt is made by felting together wool using a special needle with small barbs at the point. Only tools needed are the needle, wool and a sponge and off you go. Really simple to do and very satisfying as the felt comes together pretty quickly.

We made a robin, mine looks a little surprised but for a first attempt I was pleased.

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I made two more birds using wool I had at home and here they are.

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So now to see if I can improve the moss felt piece I attempted in August!!

Best bit of the morning was meeting other like minded people , especially new to Yorkshire, Jan who also blogs. How cool was that. Check her blog out here at Lilypuss

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