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 have been doing a little stitching on the felt wildflower landscape piece. I added darker French knots after removing a bunch of the lighter ones.
Here’s a photo of the full piece. I am much happier with only a few of the light highlight French knots.
Here’s a closer look at the mix of colors of French knots now. I am finished with the lupines and will be moving on to the red flowers which represent Indian Paintbrush. I think I will be adding fly stitch to those. Then I need to decide if I should add green stitching for leaves. What do you think? Should I add stitched leaves for the lupines?
I plan on adding French knots to all the lupines and then perhaps add more leaf detail and detail to the Indian Paintbrush.
I’m not being really careful with the French knots as I don’t want them to be all the same shape and size. I am using Perle cotton that I hand dyed. It’s a variegated purple thread and was perfect for this project.
What have you been working on? Thanks for stopping by!