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I’ve been craving a wool project where I can just “veg” out and do some hand stitching, so here is what I came up with.  My initial p000_2790lan was to take these three mini pictures, 8×8 each, and hang them vertically together for a skinny wall…however, now I’m not so sure.  My favorite parts are the embroidery fireflies on the owl and the french knot sparks on the campfire.

Wool can be expensive, so a cheap way to get your hands on it is to go thrifty for 100% wool clothing items.  Suit jackets, sweaters…throw them in a cycle of hot water and a hot dryer and you have some nice felted wool.

Easy project steps:

-Draw a picture on fusible web. (remember your picture will be the reverse of whatever you draw for your final project)

-fuse onto wool following fusible web instructions.  Cut out pictures.

-fuse onto background wool.

-stitch around.  I just used a very primitive stitch to tack everything down.