Stitching on Felt #1 and the Winners of the Give Away

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Felt Like Gardening #3 by Laura Wasilowski

I love stitching with felt fabrics like these from Commonwealth Felt. The colorful, perky fabrics that make up Felt Like Gardening #3 are easy to stitch and never fray.

naturalgardening1aTo begin a design, I suggest placing the felt shapes on a background fabric and stitch tacking them in place. After the embroidery is added, the tacking stitches are removed.

naturalgardening1bThe first step in the hand embroidery for Felt Like Gardening #3 is stitching the ground to the background fabric. It is attached with alternating vertical rows of stitch combinations (visit this Tutorial page to find out how to make the stitches). Here’s the order for stitching the ground.

  • Stem Stitches with a Lazy Daisy on top that is filled in with a French Knot.
  • Fern Stitches with a Lazy Daisy on top filled with a French Knot and French Knots alternating between the spikes of the Fern Stitch.
  • Straight Stitches angling up to the left of each Stem Stitch line.

Thank you to all who participated in the felt shapes give-away. I’m happy to announce the winners: Deborah U. and Veronica.  There is more felt to be given away in the near future. Please stay tuned!

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