Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Vintage Felt Embroidery
I really liked this piece of embroidery that I bought at an antique store quite a few years ago, but I wasn't really sure what to do with it until I came across some felt embroidery kits online. I love how simple they are... the pieces are all precut for you and they're cut out of nice wool felt.
I'm working on this rather large piece right now. The white flowers will all get more layers in the middle.
I work on them a little bit each evening after the kids are in bed. It's great to do something productive while the tv is on.
This one with the pink background gets a really large layered pink and hot pink flower in the center. I have to iron the petals first, as they have been crammed in a package for a long time.
And this little one is all ready for framing. The colors of the felt in the kits happen to be really nice, too. I especially like one with the blue background and the white flowers. The small one above (with the mustard color background) really stands out to me as being obviously from the 70's, but I like it anyway. :)
So, I'll keep working and posting about the progress on these. I have a couple of other kits that will be added to the grouping, too. When they are finished, I'm planning on framing them and then hanging them all together. I'd really like them to be framed with glass, but they are quite a dimensional piece of artwork, so I'll have to figure that one out when the time comes. It would just help to spare them of little fingers and dust. :)