|Felt and thread chosen for the famous Felt Along.|
Step #1: Start with an idea for your Felt Along design. For this design I began by free-cutting a little bird. The little bird looks like a crescent moon shape with one tip of the moon rounded for the head (the beak is added later). This attractive bird measures about 4" w x 3" h.
Step #2 Free-cut a background piece of felt measuring about 5" x 5" with a loopy edge. You could use a decorative blade in a rotary cutter to cut the square too. But when you act on a whim you don't always have a rotary cutter handy.
Step #3: Tack the bird onto the background fabric with long stitches to hold it into place. This will stabilize your bird and anchor him for hand embroidery.
Step #4: Free-cut a wing for the bird. The wing is sort of tear-drop shaped and measures about 2" w x 2.5" h. Not sure why I chose this color.
Step #5: Trim the top right side of the wing into 3 feathery points so the bird can get off the ground. We now have a bird in flight.
Please return tomorrow for more of the Felt Along where we discuss bird anatomy and why I don't know it.