Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wool Snowmen Ornaments

I made these using wool fabric from a felted cream colored skirt, some Warm and Wonderful batting scraps, scraps of felted wool, raffia and perle cotton floss. The circles are cut with my Sizzix machine in four sizes which I have paired up to make the bodies of the snowmen.

I emboidered the faces and the buttons through one layer of wool and one layer of batting. The batting was added to make the snowmen more plump. The eyes and the buttons are french knots. The mouth is backstitched.

Then using cream colored perle cotton I used the blanket stitch to sew an additional layer of wool to the other layers. I added a wool scarf to each one, tacking them into place.

Using the largest darning needle I have, I threaded the raffia through the layers to create the arms. I finished the arms off with a knot for each hand and then trimmed the raffia. This was the most challenging part because I had to get the raffia through the layers without snagging on the cotton batting.

These tiny snowmen are made into lapel pins. The heads are about one inch.

Here you can see the difference in sizes. I used a couple of strands of perle cotton to fashion a hanger for the ornaments.

1 comment:

  1. Gale, Your snowmen are adorable. They look sooooo happy. Your blog is beautiful. I saw in your profile that you liked Siamese cats and had to drop by. Our Chester lived to be 17. Oh, how he could talk, discuss any topic.:) Also saw where you like President Obama. Me, too. He's got a lot on his plate!!!


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