Making badges with various geeky symbols, on the other hand, would be both fun and more manageable. First up was the coat of arms for the Raven King, from Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell: argent, raven volant. I traced the raven image from the book jacket onto water-soluble stabilizer and pinned that onto a piece of cream felt. I used black thread (Gentle Arts Sampler Thread in Soot) and long-and-short stitch to stitch the raven:
said before, clear water-soluble stabilizer is a great way to embroider a pattern on felt without having to transfer the markings onto the felt itself, and it allows me to tweak the stitching as I go along without having to worry about exposed permanent marks on the fabric.
The finished badge:
Next up was the deathly hallows symbol from the Harry Potter books:
The third badge has the Stonecutters' symbol from the Simpsons:
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I hope to have a chain of these eventually. Next up: something from The Lord of the Rings. Oh, and I have to do Babylon 5.