Hi everyone, Chris here, I have one more make for this month's 'A Stitch In Time’ theme at The Artistic Stamper.
I am staying with flowers - this time Debs Smith's Big Flowers and Quotes set.
I used to do a lot of Needle Felting a few years ago, now it is a once in a while activity, but when I saw this big flower I just had to use it.
I started by stamping it onto a square of hessian like fabric.
I had to enlist hubby's help for some of my photos
Next came the start of my Mug Rug - Using a variety of different greens
If you have ever done needle felting you will know it's best to keep your fingers out of the way!
Once I had everything ready I stamped the flower again so that I could see where to sew the stamens
I used a gold thread which was quite difficult to sew but worth it for the shimmery effect!
I considered blanket stitching the edges but must admit to like this fluffy finish!
Here is my Mug Rug all ready for use later!
It has been a pleasure to be here at The Artistic Stamper and to practice my stitching once again.
Thanks for looking, Chris