Cutting Felt and a Give-Away

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Felt Like Gardening by Laura Wasilowski

Have you worked with felt? Felt has a cozy, folk-art look you associate with the flat, non-reflective texture of penny rugs. Felt is a non-woven fabric made from fibers pressed together. Hand felted wool is lovely to work but not readily available. So I use commercial felt. The best felt for stitching is made with a high percentage of wool combined with some synthetic fibers.

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Felt is so easy to stitch.Thread glides through it like butter. Use a Size 8, 5 or 3 pearl cotton thread.

And it doesn’t fray. Cut felt with scissors, decorative rotary cutter blades, or even a die cutter.

In the Folk Art Garden Project from Joyful Stitching, I used a pinking blade in the rotary cutter to trim the edges of the pink felt. This decorative edge is then embellished with a Fly Stitch.

 

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And now the the Give-Away part. Leave a comment on my blog today and you may be the lucky winner of a 45mm pinking blade used to make the Folk Art Garden project. I’ll announce the winner next Thursday.

Read more about the projects in Joyful Stitching here.