Heart felt…

Embroidery needs patience and attention to detail – meaning that often, very little appears to have been completed over the course of an afternoon or even day. Usually I don’t mind, but today I wanted a more instant fix. I have had a number of polystyrene hearts on the top of my wardrobe for ages – so decided to make use of at least one of them. I am planning to make a simple wreath for a crafty swap. This afternoon I covered the heart in a lovely felted wool. So far, so good. The next stage is to make a felted bird to hang from the centre, rather like the ones I completed at a workshop by Gillian Chapman . I have also seen some tutorials to make simple felted flowers – which I think I could manage.

I did attempt a little crewel work today – putting in several rows of fly stitch for the birds tail – not sure if I like them though as they look very flat.

I also started to tackle the gaps between the birds feet – initially I thought I could leave spaces for the bullion stitches (which I intend to use for the birds claws) – but this is just so fiddly. So out came the stitches and I will now sew right across the branch and put the bullion stitches over the top. 1 stop forwards, 2 steps back!


Happy stitching!

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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8 Responses to Heart felt…

  1. These are nice bits of work. I Like what I can see of the bird’s tail, as the different colours and the stitches give it texture. But maybe it looks flat in contrast to the rest of it, which I can’t see. How did you get involved with a craft swap?

  2. sewchet says:

    The close up detail is fascinating and, for the record, I think the tail stitches are perfect:)

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