Inspired by the snow we have had recently I am working on some embroidered felt snowflakes for my stitching this week.
I experimented with the patterns, first creating my own patterns on paper and then with the erasable pen.
I cut out the paper patterns, put them on top of the felt circles and stitched in 6 strands of white embroidery thread.
As the paper was regular graph paper it was a challenge to pull it away once the stitching was complete.
If I had used tracing paper it would of been much easier. But you have to use what you have on hand.
Next I used the erasable pen to draw on the main grid lines. Then I stitched the lines and added to them making them look more snowflake like. This was an easier method, but you do have to be careful holding the felt circles while stitching as the warmth from your hands made the lines disappear.
I used two sizes of felt circles, 4 cm and 6 cm. I stitched two circles the same so that they could be joined together back to back. When the snowflake is hanging from the tree you will see both sides as it twirls.
All the pieces, needles, scissors, ruler, marking pen and extra felt circles is stored in a clear bag so it is a great little project to take on the go (in the vehicle, waiting for appointments, taking to stitching groups).
I used a white circle of felt to put between the two smaller circles and stitched it all together with a simple running stitch in blue thread. Then I used the pinking shears to go around the edge, giving it a more snowflake appearance.
I like how it turned out and just might add some white felt around the bigger snowflakes too.
Stitched with tree hooks in them they are ready to hang on the tree. I do have my collection of smaller trees out so hung some of them on one to see what it would look like.
This will be the next project. Some blue material from an old tablecloth, a big hoop, some tracing paper (which of course I had to purchase) and some white embroidery thread. Stay tuned to see what this will turn into.
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.
- crochet snowflakes
- felt snowflakes
- plastic canvas snowflakes – small
- plastic canvas snowflakes – big
- wooden snowflakes
Jennifer A. Jilks
These are just lovely!
Thanks Jenn, keep me busy when the weather doesn’t let me get outside,
Aren’t those pretty?! That is a really fun idea!
It is an idea I’ve had for ages, just needed the weather to get me in the mood.
Such pretty snowflakes!
Thanks Angela, it is a fun project to work on.
I love these! They look so pretty against the blue background!!! I will have to keep this in mind!! Thanks for sharing and thanks so much for visiting and for all your kind comments….
Thanks so much Debbie. It will be a lovely project to work on when a snowy day arrives. Have a great week.
I love these snowflake ornaments. How very pretty. I really like your curly ornament hooks also.
Thanks Cathie, the hooks come from the dollar store.
That’s a great idea, your snowflakes look really pretty. I have a small felt project I want to start sometime, but was unsure how to mark the stitching lines. Now i know i could do it your way with a paper pattern on top. I have some of that Golden Threads tissue type paper so I’m sure that would work quite well. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
So glad my project gives you an idea how to mark our your work. I bought some tracing paper and it works great. So glad to give others some inspiration, I get lots from the Slow Sunday Stitching group.
I love those felt snowflakes. Always enjoy seeing what you are doing.
I must be crazy but do miss the snow. Born in the Midwest and we did get some rather bad snow storms. We could always plow through them.
Good weather to read or do crafts.
Hi Linda, I love these especially the white against that perfect blue. I made a bunch of felt ornaments back in 2016 and I’ve put some of them in my present header. I found felt fairly easy to stitch on though I didn’t use a template like you have here. I do want to explore using woolen material sometime. Your blue tablecloth material is gorgeous.