Last month I blogged about displaying work in hoops. Today I want to share another project displayed this way.
I love working with wool felt and Aurifil Cotton Mako Ne 12 (on the red spool). I love the colours available and the ease of sewing. The cotton just glides through the fabric. Aurifil Lana (Australian wool and acrylic mix, also 12 weight and on a red spool) is also ideal for this work. I decided to make a hanging using my collection of wool felt in bright cheerful colours and a selection of co-ordinating Aurifil Cotton Ne 12 threads.
I gathered some resources for inspiration and technical know-how and started designing my project. I especially found the work of Wendy Williams (http://www.flyingfishkits.com.au) and Sue Spargo (http://www.suespargo.com) helpful.
I drafted my design on paper to give me an idea of placement and proportion, though as you might notice, I later changed some of the embellishment details.
I like the addition of rick rack in my projects and so I incorporated this here.
Next came the first flowers.
Then some leaves.
I created a large flower.
When I had completed all my stitching I needed to place my work into its hoop and back it.
I described this process in my previous post. https://alwaysquilting.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/hoopla/
My hanging is complete.
This was such a delightful little project to make, I’ll definitely be making more items like this!