Sunday, 23 October 2016

Felt brooch with silk embroidery, Christmas colours

Just put this lovely brooch in my etsy shop.


  A felt brooch made with merino wool and silk in wonderful multiple shades on a white background. Great Christmas colours.

The four seed pods are made from antique silks which I make on the embellisher machine by layering together different silks. I have then machine stitched around the seed pods which makes them stand up slightly proud. These add further texture to the brooch. I have hand embroidered the stems with tiny chain stitches using a fine antique goldwork thread. French knots complete the embellishments.

 The reverse has had the addition of decovil light fabric for further strength and this was then covered with a 1960's vintage fabric. Finally a good strong pin has been stitched to the reverse side.
 The felt brooch measures approx 9cms /3.5"long x 4.5cms/1.8" at the widest point.

Ideal for a Christmas gift.

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