Lark Craft’s upcoming book Heart-Felt Holidays: 40 Festive Felt Projects to Celebrate the Seasons is the follow-up to Fa La La La Felt. The book comes out in April, but Lark Crafts are starting the fun early by offering this Mushroom love brooch project by Lisa Jordan.
Mushroom love brooch project by Lisa Jordan
What You Need
- Templates – see image below
- Basic sewing supplies (needle, thread, thimble etc)
- Turquoise, white, yellow, and red felted garment wool or wool felt, Plus dark gray felt (optional, see Tip)
- White, red, turquoise, and yellow embroidery floss
- Pin/brooch back
- Fabric glue (optional)
What you need to do:
- ONE: Using the templates provided, cut one small heart from the turquoise felt, one mediumÂ heart from the white felt, and one large heart from the yellow felt. Cut anÂ additional large heart from the dark gray felt, and set aside. Use the templates toÂ cut the two small half-circles from the red felt for the mushroom caps and the VÂ shape from the white felt for the mushroom stems.
- Tip: To simplify, cut the second large heart shape, which will be the brooch back,Â from the yellow felt instead of dark gray.
- TWO: Using the photo for reference, position the mushroom stems on the turquoiseÂ heart, and whipstitch them in place with a single strand of the white floss. Add aÂ few small running stitches down the center of the V to help define the two stems.Â Use one strand of the red floss to whipstitch a red mushroom cap on top of eachÂ stem.
- THREE: Thread your needle with two strands of white embroidery floss and add a fewÂ decorative French knots to the mushroom caps.
- FOUR: Stack the turquoise heart on top of the white heart, and stitch them togetherÂ using the whipstitch and three strands of the turquoise floss. Then stitch thisÂ stack of hearts onto the large yellow heart, using three strands of red floss andÂ the running stitch. Set aside.
- FIVE: Sew a pin back to the felt backing piece. (If you like, you can cover the base ofÂ the pin back with a small felt heart.) Then position the heart stack on the backing,Â tacking it in place with the fabric glue if desired. Begin sewing the stack to theÂ backing using a blanket stitch and three strands of the yellow embroidery floss.Â Stitch around the entire piece, hiding the knot beneath the stitches.