Tag Archive | felt

Oliver the Owl: class/tutorial

Oliver the Owl: 3 lessons/$30.00

oliver the owlWhat a hoot! Do you love owls if you do then Oliver is definitely your man! He is made from felt, hand pieced and embroidered with a few simple stitches. He stands 7” tall and is 7” wide, and wears a beret that resembles a sunflower. He is the perfect addition to any aviary and autumn mantel.

Skill Level Intermediate: some hand sewing and embroidery knowledge needed

Lesson 1: In this lesson you will choose your colors, and then cut out the pattern pieces. The basic embroidery stitches will be covered. Then you will begin by giving him some personality and embroidering his eyes.

Lesson 2: In this lesson you will assemble the face to the body, and embroider around his eyes, beak and forehead. The chest and wings are added to the body, and these will be further embroidered with stitches. The body will be stitched, and partially assembled.

Lesson 3: In this lesson you will embroider the feet, and assemble the legs. The body will stuffed, and then the legs inserted. Lastly the sunflower beret is embroidered and assembled, and your dapper gent is done!

Class Information

These classes can be purchased at any time, there is no set schedule. The class can be ordered by contacting Christen: thestoreonthecorner@gmail.com. She will send you an invoice through PayPal.

Once the class is paid for, the supply list will be sent out. The lessons will begin one week after the purchase of the class, unless otherwise stated. You will receive an email with the lesson attached. The following lesson/s will arrive one week after the previous lesson.

A high speed internet connection is recommended, and you must have basic computer and internet skills. You will need to be able know how to download and save a document to your computer’s hard drive, open it and print out a copy.

You can contact Christen with any questions pertaining to the class/class information throughout the length of the class.

Class fees will not be refunded.

Happy Stitching,

~Christen

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Gathering Autumn’s Harvest: class/tutorial

Gathering Autumn’s Harvest: 2 lessons/$20.00

Country images of old barns resting off even older dirt roads, family and friends and cooked turkeys and pumpkin pie. That is what autumn means to me. I absolutely love all of the rich autumn colors: chestnut, golden umber, warm maple, cinnamon and pumpkin. I have put together a few things that will help make your autumn decorations for your home more memorable.

Skill Level Beginning: sewing machine and some embroidery knowledge needed

gatheringautumnsharvestLesson 1: All about the pumpkins! Directions for several different sizes will be given and I warn you now, you will not stop at only one! The base fabric for the pumpkin can be a plain color, a print or batik. Or if you are feeling adventurous you could CQ a base on your own then use my directions to assemble it. leavesandacorns

Lesson 2: Add in a little bit of the bounty of the harvest time with falling leaves and gathered nuts. You will have two different sizes of each leaf and acorns to chose from. These are made from felt and hand stitched with cotton floss. I made mine from synthetic felt but you could make these items from wool felt.

Class Information

These classes can be purchased at any time, there is no set schedule.The class can be ordered by contacting Christen: thestoreonthecorner@gmail.com. She will send you an invoice through PayPal.

Once the class is paid for, the supply list will be sent out. The lessons will begin one week after the purchase of the class, unless otherwise stated. You will receive an email with the lesson attached. The following lesson/s will arrive one week after the previous lesson.

A high speed internet connection is recommended, and you must have basic computer and internet skills. You will need to be able know how to download and save a document to your computer’s hard drive, open it and print out a copy.

You can contact Christen with any questions pertaining to the class/class information throughout the length of the class.

Class fees will not be refunded.

Happy Stitching,

~Christen

Kitten Kaboodles!!! New Class

OMG!!!!! I am having way, I mean way too much fun. I was working away in my room, THE room, and I found these glass eyes, and decided that they looked like the eyes of my cat Butch. So I made a pattern, and created this small face of him, and I take him when I am off on a trip, that way he is with me always.

buddyThen I started to play around with bodies, and shapes and well it got really, really fun! I created these three examples of what kind of trouble you can get into when the creative muse goes wild.

Kitten KaboodlesHere are the Kitten Kaboodles, I am teaching them for Joggles.com starting April 11, 2014.

ChesterChester: 4″ tall x 3 3/4″ wide (not including hat)

charlieCharlie: 3 3/4″ tall x 4″ wide

felixFelix: 2 3/4″ tall x 2 3/8″ wide

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy! ~Christen

Phat Matt and Friends

felt cats

This is a class that I am teaching at Joggles.com. The class started today, and runs for two weeks. There are three different styles to chose from for the body embellishment, and many different color ways to choose from for the face and other parts.

felt cat

Meet Phat Matt, he is sleek and black, and loves his white buttons!

felt cat

Here is Patches n’ Pockets, she loves her vintage buttons!

felt cat

And lastly, here is Scrappy Pete. He has definitely seen some action, and loves his colorful appearance!

Hope to see you in class!

Happy Stitching ~Christen

Mold on a Blueberry: Mixed Media Monday

mold on a blueberry

mold on a blueberry

This is my entry for Mixed Media Monday’s challenge  Stitches.

This pillow is comprised of two pieces of felt using a reverse applique technique. the top blue piece has holes cut out through out so that the green piece behind will show through. I then embroidered six different stitches using 10 colors of stranded floss.

This has been a fun project to work on over the summer evenings while spending time with my hubby in front of the fans and the TV.

Have fun, stay cool, create out loud! Christen

Flutterby: The Three Muses challenge

Flutterby

Flutterby

This is my entry for the “Wings on Things” challenge sponsored by The Three Muses. There are always many exciting entries, take a look when you get a chance.

I started out with a simulated “tie-dyed” piece of felt. The face is painted with acrylic paints and high-lighted with a Sharpie pen.

I free- hand embroidered the wing details and added in a fan decoration using four colors of stranded floss. After the embroidery was completed I stitched in sequins on her wings and body to give her a little glamor!

Her legs are made from florist wire wrapped with satin ribbon. Her shoes are made from 1-1/2″ wide satin ribbon and ribbon roses adorn both the shoes and the top of her head. I used one stamen for her antennae.

This project was quite fun, and it has given me ideas for a grasshopper, a ladybug and a busy bee … so we shall see if we can create a group of bugs that will go to the ugly bug ball!

Enjoy the time that you have, create out loud! Christen