I am a fan of applique, (layering of fabric to create an image) especially when combined with free hand machine stitching.
With this in mind, I chose the subject matter of Alice in Wonderland, with her little pal there and my usual twist of fairytales.
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needle felt (wool tops / roving)
needle felting needles and handle
foam backing ( i use bit off old sun chair)
pre - felt
fabric and fabric scissors
an idea in mind and colour scheme
When using fabric, let it be your guide for colour scheme, it can easily get fussy looking..so hold up a scrap next to you wool supplies and see what suits..work from this pile.
Use a decent fabric scissors..life is too short
oh a a few pins to secure thin bits of fabric when sewing.
Trace lightly over in marker once you are happy with the placement.
trace out shape you want the fabric, cut and lay out on pre-felt
(you can see the tree branch is over the face..I always leave it until I am stitching in this area and then cut, incase it slips.)
Secure in place with the sewing machine
I like to choose different complimentary colours with the bobbin and thread that accent the fabric
I then use the machine to create lines that I would draw if I was using a pencil.
Here you can see I have used it to create the lines on the bark