I finished couching down the yarn on to the felt applique piece I have been working on.
Here’s the completed piece wrapped around matte board. I didn’t lace it on yet, just taped it on the back so I could see how I liked it. I think it would look better with a border but I will have to find the right piece of fabric for it.
Here area couple of close ups of the couched down yarn. I haven’t come up with any name for this piece yet. Any suggestions?
I have still been stitching away on the felt applique hand stitch project.
Here is where I was last week.
Now I have appliqued down all the felt pieces and all I have left is to couch down the dark maroon yarn. I am going to use a thin thread in the same color to do this as I don’t think I need to add much more “detail” in the thicker, brighter color threads. I don’t want it to feel too chaotic.
Here’s a close up. I used a variety of stitches to applique down the smaller felt centers of flowers. Once I finish the couching, I will need to decide how I am going to finish this. The felt background is pretty soft so I think I need to stretch it around a board or canvas. I do think a nice border might be nice but I’m not sure how I would stitch that on without it ending up really irregular and wavy.
I showed you a UFO that I am working on here. These are the before and after photos of adding the felt pieces. I decided to move forward and applique the felt pieces down with hand stitching. I continued to use a variety of stitches as I had in the background.
I used the same colors of hand dyed thread. It is perle cotton, I think 5 weight.
And here it is a little further along. I still have a quite a bit more to go. The leaves are stitched down with a single line of back stitch down the center so the edges are loose. I haven’t decided how I am couching down the yarns and smaller flower centers. I could use the same colored thin thread as the yarn or I could still use the perle cotton in the thicker thread. What do you think?
I got my order from Sulky today. I needed to replace some of my 30 weight cotton threads as I had run out of several colors. And while I was there, I added some thread colors that I didn’t have. How could I resist?
Here’s the colors I got. I know there are a bunch of dark colors but those are the ones I seem to run out of easily. I always need those darker values and don’t seem to have enough. I also ordered some of their Sticky Fabri Solvy. I have used the plain Fabri Solvy quite a bit but I thought this one would be useful for it’s sticky quality. I am planning on trying out some new ideas with this soon.
I worked on this linocut today but didn’t get it finished. These detailed ones take a bit more time to carve. I also worked on some felting today but you will have to take a look at my next post on The Felting and Fiber Studio to see that.