From the same book I took my bird
I’ve made an extremely useful (too me!) little item.
My living room floor, and my husband, is now saved from these.
Now I have something to collect them in.
A thread catcher!
Each piece is made from a felt, foam, felt sandwich, which is stitched together with tiny neat running stitches.
I used that ‘spring back’ foam you can use for adding structure to bags.
With regards to stitching I basically copied the book.
I didn’t want to mark the felt so tried to keep my stitches equally spaced by eye.
And was very pleased with my loop; a good technique to file away.
Quite different from the more formal style of embroidery I still love, I need to come up with some ideas of how to use this freestyle art in a useful way. I feel I should work on something original.
I came across Nancy Nicholson’s blog today. I don’t think I’ve finished with her designs yet. Just look at these!
Love, Lucie xx