Sunday, April 22, 2012

I Heart Macro - Felt Flowers

Hello dear friends,

Another week has come and gone...this is happening way too quickly lately! Truly, I just don't know where it goes lately...so much to do and so little time!

As you may have read last last week, I have been trying out a little embroidery... remembering those long forgotten skills from my teen years.

I was going to start embroidering some sweet birds... however I changed my mind and decided to practice using some felt flower bases instead. I purchased these from a knitting shop in Hobart while I was in Tasmania on a bead making course and they have been sitting tucked away in a brown paper bag waiting their turn to shine.. or at least to come together.

They are originally from Nepal... handmade by local women.

First one.. blanket stitch on the edge and some chain stitch. ( This photo was enhanced using Instagram...another fun thing to occupy my time!)

 This one has a freeier  look... I deliberately made the stitching different sizes...truly! I wanted to do French Knots... however they kept disappearing in to the felt, so these rather untidy looking knots are ones you put on a thread to hide at the back of sewing..except on the front!

Two flowers...

and many more to go... !

To complete them, I will back them with material and attach a clasp so they can be used for a lapel brooch.

Today I am linking up to I Heart Macro... head on over to look at photos up close and macro. Mine are 'up close" this week as my little camera with it's macro setting has gone overseas with a daughter..I feel a little lost without it!


studio waterstone


Well that's it for today folks...
Cheers,

15 comments:

Carole M. said...

I love the felt flowers Jenni. Maybe a broder cotton thread would've been good for your french knots; I love french knots.

Sharyl said...

These are so cute! I can just imagine them sewn all over a sweater or a denim jacket or fabric purses! If you end up with too many for brooches, there are a few more ideas for you! Ha! Oh, that would be a lot of flowers!

Birgitta said...

Such colorful and cool photos! Good work!

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Jenni the flowers are fantastic! Love the color combinations and the patience you have to sit there and sew (no patience whatsoever for it). Have fun!!!

Maneki said...

Lovely flowers! I really like embroidered felt and you flowers are no exception. Love the colours of the first one.

Good idea too to use cut out felt as a base so you can start embroidering directly (it's the idea of cutting out flowers etc that partially keeps me from trying to make embroidered felt flowers, having been so inspired by all I've seen on Pinterest).


I too rediscovered embroidery lately and it can be so much fun (especially with the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenges to spur me one)!

Pixiloo said...

Those are beautiful! Wonderful work and wonderful photos.

MaryL said...

I love these!! Wish I could do embroidery again but arthritis rules these days so I will simply enjoy seeing others works! :) Please let us see pics of your progress toward a flower brooch garden :)

Annette said...

Those are so pretty! I really do like the stitches and the colors of the flowers.

Courtney said...

The flowers are divine! I love the orange and fuschia one.

Courtney said...

The flowers are divine! I love the orange and fuschia one.

Courtney said...

The flowers are divine! I love the orange and fuschia one.

Kathleen said...

I love your embroidery work on those flowers, Jenni! It gives them such richness.

My Life Under the Bus said...

I have no talent for French Knots! These are adorable!

Hot Rocks said...

Those are so beautiful, the colors are fantastic! You are one talented lady!

Marian Hertzog said...

Jenni, I could never do french knots either and decided that I needed to figure it out. If you are left handed the normal process won't work for one thing. I also found this link helpful: http://www.sublimestitching.com/pages/how-to-french-knot

Love your flower pins! Embroidery is kind of fun I think.

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