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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 medium heart from the white felt, and one large heart from the yellow felt. Cut an additional large heart from the dark gray felt, and set aside. Use the templates to cut the two small half-circles from the red felt for the mushroom caps and the V shape from the white felt for the mushroom stems.
  • Tip: To simplify, cut the second large heart shape, which will be the brooch back, from the yellow felt instead of dark gray.
  • TWO: Using the photo for reference, position the mushroom stems on the turquoise heart, and whipstitch them in place with a single strand of the white floss. Add a few small running stitches down the center of the V to help define the two stems. Use one strand of the red floss to whipstitch a red mushroom cap on top of each stem.
  • THREE: Thread your needle with two strands of white embroidery floss and add a few decorative French knots to the mushroom caps.
  • FOUR: Stack the turquoise heart on top of the white heart, and stitch them together using the whipstitch and three strands of the turquoise floss. Then stitch this stack of hearts onto the large yellow heart, using three strands of red floss and the running stitch. Set aside.
  • FIVE: Sew a pin back to the felt backing piece. (If you like, you can cover the base of the pin back with a small felt heart.) Then position the heart stack on the backing, tacking it in place with the fabric glue if desired. Begin sewing the stack to the backing using a blanket stitch and three strands of the yellow embroidery floss. Stitch around the entire piece, hiding the knot beneath the stitches.

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Amy’s new collection – LOVE – is a heady mix of a pretty florals and ethnic architectural designs – inspired by her recent adventures in Indonesia and England. The colours are rich, hot and tropical – with more dark colours – blacks and navys than we have seen with Amy’s collections before.

I have recently discovered and fallen for the simple creaminess of her solids collection which perfectly offsets her earlier suites of fabrics. I hope there is a solid range coming out to accompany LOVE.

Amy Butler is giving 3 whipup readers the chance to win a pattern pack with the Madison bag, Sweet Harmony bag and The Field Bag. Leave a comment here about what you have made with Amy Butler fabric.

You have 48 hours to enter. winners will be emailed – thanks for entering everyone!

Winners have now been contacted via email – congratulations Angela, Leisa and Christie.

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love bug pattern

by kath_red on 06/05/2009

in Toys+Plush

pimp stitch has the cutest love bug to make – download pdf pattern from here.

ladybug

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