Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Make & Take at Horse Carrs on Friday, 10th April

I had planned that we were going to make flowers from yarn this week, 
but after experimenting with embroidering on felt 
using some of the pages from my art journal as inspiration, 
I decided to change this week's project slightly.  
So instead we are going to make hand embroidered felt flowers and leaves.

I love to draw and paint flowers and leaves and my art journals are full of pages like these.
I photographed my sample pieces on some of them,

You can see how my doodles influenced the embroidery on these leaves.
I have just used three stitches: runningstitch, blanket stitch (which I stitched very close together, almost like satin stitch) and french knots.

The embroidered daisy is just blanket stitch and french knots.

Here are all my samples together on my journal page,

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