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.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend.
All that stitching looks so satisfying – makes me itch to pick up a needle! It will look good stretched around a canvas – maybe it doesn’t need a border?
Thanks Lyn, I enjoy hand stitching and it is satisfying to complete a piece. I will probably do as you say and skip the border.
Looking great Ruth, and the varied stitching gives it such movement. A card mount would act as a border.
Thanks Antje, it reminds me of a stitch sampler. I will try it with and without a matte border to see how I like it.
Love your hand-stitched motifs/applique elements! Fab!