Sometimes class preparation includes remaking the project.
My favourite step in this project is embellishing the flowers.
I use Aurifil 12wt Cotton Mako Thread which is equivalent to two strands of DMC Stranded Embroidery Thread or DMC Perle Thread 12wt.
You can see I kept the stitches simple, embellishing the flowers with straight stitch and colonial knots. The leaves were left unadorned.
I made the second purse using the Songbook fabric.
The print inspired me to try different stitches and add more colour.
I used daisy stitch, running stitch and cross stitch on the flowers and a combination of back stitch and straight stitch on the leaves.
I hope this inspires you to grab your felts and threads and get stitching!
The Spring Purse Kit is $25
The kit includes the pattern, spring strip (1.5cm x 12cm), fabrics, felts,
iron-on-pellon and interfacing. Threads not included.
Did you know I stock felt pieces?
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