I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Wool Felt Applique and Embroidery


I spent a little bit of time looking through some amazing books
that cover the art of wool felt applique and I just
had to try my hand (needle) at it. 

I have this design from a Trish Burr embroidery book and 
thought it would be great for a wool felt applique.
I love to do applique with regular cotton fabric, however, I
have never worked with wool felt........... have any of you?

One nice thing about the wool felt is that you do not have 
to turn under raw edges.  The wool felt does not ravel.
I was also a bit apprehensive about cutting out such small pieces 
and wondering how the wool felt would hold up to the floss and 
needle during embroidery.  
I managed to cut out the small pieces and after that,
the placement and the embroidery went well!  
There are many wonderful books and supplies available for this
fun kind of stitchery if you are wanting to get started with your
own project.  
Some craft stores have plenty of books and many online websites
have books and supplies needed. 
Your fun is only a click away! 
So tell me........do any of you work with wool felt applique 
and embroidery?  
I would love to hear........and see.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Suddenly it is September............


and although summer is almost at an end, the flowers 
are still vibrant, especially the morning glory 
and the wild aster.
Here the morning glory is just beginning to bloom at it's best
and the wild prairie aster grows and blooms in large clumps all 
along the garden fence. 
When I came upon the design in the first photo, I knew
it was perfect to embroider.  I also tinted it
to make it look more vibrant. This is a month by month design..........
I acquired years ago.......but can't remember from where.
I hope to embroidered each month starting with September.
Fittingly, this piece I just finished  is titled.....
"The Last Rose of Summer" 
This is a little motif design from Blackbird Designs
and  it seems to match my little rose bush blooming 
it's last blooms until the days grow cold. 
Fall is almost here and I am sure many of you are working
on projects that have pumpkins........maybe Halloween themed
designs on them?  I would love to hear!