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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Flora the Spring Bird

The pattern is by Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World, by way of Sew Mama Sew.  Wendi's tip for transfering the embroidery design onto felt was to use Sulky Sticky Fabri-solvy; I didn't have that, but I did have a Sulky water-soluble stabilizer, which I figured would work just as well once I realized I could mark it with a regular pen.  (The instructions say it is for machine embroidery, but why limit oneself?)
It worked beautifully.  No worries about precision tracing, I could correct any errors as I stitched without having to make sure my stitches covered the marks.  No worries about removing marks, either, and the film dissolved perfectly in a 15 minute warm water bath.  I will be using this for all my felt-embroidery needs.