Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Snowflakes On Felt
My embroidered felt ornaments have widened to include more themes. Besides the birds and snowmen, I have worked out a design for a simple snowflake. This took longer to figure out than you would think. I remember well years ago learning how to fold white paper and make little cuts through the layers, then unfold, and voila, a snowflake.
I tried that at first as a template but realized quickly that you make too many turns and openings that way. You might be able to use such a design on fabric but the felt was too thick and stiff. I saw a video on Youtube where someone was showing children how to draw a snowflake by starting with drawing straight lines crisscrossing. That video and a bit more experimenting led me me to this design. I like how colourful they are but I'm still unsure about the spokes on the ends. I see bird's feet when I look at them.
I'm thinking about decorating them with a few small beads and maybe then they will be more snow like.