By Kata Golda

With not more than felt and thread, Kata Golda creates toys and useful goods for the house which are undeniably captivating, trendy, and sweetly imperfect. Her whimsical creations were promoting at high-end boutiques for numerous years, and now, in Kata Golda’s Hand-Stitched Felt, she exhibits crafters of all ability degrees easy methods to make 25 of her favorites.
Ranging from children’s finger puppets and a tooth-fairy pillow to photograph “brag” books, messenger baggage, and curtains and blankets, almost all these initiatives may be accomplished in an hour or much less. they're made up of uncomplicated shapes of wool felt sewn jointly and customised with certain information, all utilizing easy, huge stitches. step by step directions and templates, in addition to lovely pictures and hand-drawn illustrations, make every one venture uncomplicated to copy. Playful tutorials, akin to find out how to customize tasks with a number of facial expressions, upload to the appeal of this pleasant book.

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Complete dimensions 4½" x 7" Materials 7" x thirteen" mild eco-friendly felt, for envelope 6" x three" mint eco-friendly felt, for patch 5½" x ½" darkish eco-friendly felt, for stem 4" x 1" white felt, for vegetation 1" sq. darkish pink felt, for dots Embroidery floss in orange (for appliquéd patch), pink (for pocket development and French knots), white (for flowers), darkish eco-friendly (for stem), and brick pink (for connecting French knots to vegetation) Photocopy of Botanical 2 template (page 117), reproduced at one hundred pc Stitches Used Straight sew, Whipstitch, French Knot, Double operating sew, Blanket sew. directions for those stitches are available on pages 14–16. customized Sizing This pocket is designed to carry four" x 6" images. in case your prints are a distinct measurement, easily ensure that the felt for the envelope is 1" wider and 3 instances taller plus 1" taller than your images. you'll have to amplify or decrease the template photocopy to deal with the recent dimensions. exchange Templates This venture is additionally made with the chook on department template (page 116), leaves template (page 116), snail template (page 118), or puppy template (page 118), reproduced at one hundred pc. 1. reduce Appliqué items With paper scissors, lower out each one form from the template. Pin the paper styles to the felt items as specified in fabrics and reduce out the appliqué items with cloth shears. it is important to make eight of the pink dots. 2. gather Appliqué layout Assemble the appliqué layout at the mint eco-friendly felt patch as proven within the photo on web page 31. As you stitch the appliqués in position, tie off all knots at the improper aspect of the patch. First, briefly safe the darkish eco-friendly stem to the patch utilizing a glue stick. utilizing immediately sew and single-ply darkish eco-friendly embroidery floss, sew round the perimeter of the stem. manage the white plants at the stem with the smallest flower on the best, and quickly safe them with glue stick. utilizing whipstitch and single-ply white floss, sew round the vegetation. Anchor each one red felt dot in position with a French knot utilizing 6-ply purple floss. With single-ply brick purple floss and double working sew, stitch a line among each one dot and the flower subsequent to it. three. Create Pocket Fold and pin the sunshine eco-friendly felt to create a 4¼"-deep pocket with a flap (as proven within the drawing above left). safe either side of the pocket with directly pins. With 3-ply crimson floss, knot off at the within backside nook of 1 facet of the pocket and whipstitch three times shut jointly round the side. Then stitch a blanket sew alongside the pocket’s facet aspect, spacing the stitches approximately ¼" aside. Whipstitch round the most sensible nook fringe of the pocket thrice shut jointly and knot off at the within. Repeat at the different part of the pocket. four. connect Appliquéd Patch Fold the flap right down to shut the pocket and quickly safe the appliquéd patch in position with glue stick at the heart of the flap. With single-ply orange floss, insert a needle from the inaccurate part of the flap, leaving a three" tail, and instantly sew round the perimeter of the patch.

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