Wednesday, January 4, 2017

DIY Wool Applique Animal Embroidery Hoops with Jennifer Jangles

Oh my, I had fun making these! They were such a surprise that they turned out so cute. Sometimes I start projects not having the slightest idea how they will turn out. You know it's fun to play around and be surprised when it works out better than expected. That being said, trust me on this one, I have a pile of half made projects that were not head in the direction of cute. They sit and wait for another day :)

Alright, back to these hoops. The die I used to cut the cat, bunny, and bear out is from my new line of dies with Sizzix. It's one die that cuts all three animals and it's called Bear/Bunny/Cat.

I used Strawberry Festival Fabric for the background. The animals were all cut out in wool. Most of theses wools came from Weeks Dye Works.

I arranged them and then made sure they would fit in my 6" hoop alright. I used embroidery thread which is equivilant to three strands of six strand floss to stitch the wool down to the fabric.

I stitched faces and tacked on little bows. Once everything was where I wanted it in the hoop, I trimmed the excess fabric from the edges. When they come back from their trade show tour with Sizzx they are going to hang on my wall.


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