Wool felt is a dreamy textile to sew with but it can be a challenge to cut smooth edges and identical shapes from it. Paper, on the other hand, is very easy to cut into pattern shapes, including smooth curves and sharp angles.
It's the question I get asked over and over: where can I get wool for my appliqué ? Many people ask me about finding quality supplies for their hand-stitching projects. To help answer those questions, I am starting this blog series, In Search of Supplies. Today I’m covering the search for wool to use in your next applique project, with a focus on new wool. (Look for a post about vintage wool in the future.) In the meantime, I want to take you through the main kinds of wool that I use in my…
Have you ever tried to transfer a detailed embroidery pattern to felt? This process can be tough to figure out because many of the traditional embroidery transfer methods don’t work well on felt’s fuzzy texture. Rather than scrapping felt for your stitching projects though, try one of these felt-fri
Hello, Felt-sters! I have for you today a quick technique tutorial. I received this tool a few months ago at CHA from the lovely people at Clover. It works pretty much like the other tool I use, but able to pinpoint (ahem) a tinier area. I think it works great for a technique I'm calling
Stiffening felt is a simple and satisfying DIY project with dramatic results! In this article, I demonstrate how to stiffen felt using supplies you probably already have in your kitchen! You can stiffen felt just a little (to add just a little more body) or a lot (to make it stiff enough to take on