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.
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.
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.
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