Monday, 11 November 2013

Getting ready for Winter...

I thought that my next project should really be one that I could use to decorate my house when the Winter arrives which, I think it did last night as, I woke to my garden here looking like this:


I like to change decorations depending on the season.  I was also keen to make another embroidery hoop art project.  This idea surfaced as a result of various hoop art images I have seen on the internet.


I started by piecing together the background fabrics.  I placed and fused the appliqué snowman onto the background and then traced through (using the window as a light source) the lines to be embroidered.  I backed the panel of fabric I had made with a lightweight fusible interfacing and then got to work with the stitching.  The snowman appliqué was finished with a buttonhole stitch.  His arms were embroidered using several lines of back stitch which I also used for the lettering.  I added a few french knots, cross stitches and buttons for decoration.  Then I hooped it up and finished off the back as I have described previously.  I think he looks cute and I'm looking forward to adding him to my other Winter decorations.



2 comments:

  1. What a cute little snowman! He will look lovely with your winter decorations.

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    1. Thanks Janet! I thought he was cute too!!

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