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« on: October 31, 2010 02:18:02 PM »


I made this piece of wall art for littlebluegirl, my partner for the Buy Nothing Swap. What a great way to de-stash some buttons and felt! The project took a little longer than I had expected (all those tiny stitches!) but I think the result was worth it!  Smiley


The felt is a mix of acrylic, wool/acrylic blend and all wool felt, the colors especially chosen to match my partner's preferences of course. Turns out I have a ton of different shades of blue and purple, I didn't even use them all in the end!

The backing is simple black broadcloth. The frame also comes from my stash, I painted it black to match the backing. A close up of the circles and buttons:


I hope you like! C/C always welcome!  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010 02:31:57 PM »

Love it!  Great colors and use of buttons and felt Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010 02:36:04 PM »

Aw I love it!! Looks fab  Grin  You've used really lovely colours!
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010 02:38:47 PM »

Thanks ladies!!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010 02:50:08 PM »

Ooh, that's so pretty! I love the colours Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010 04:28:54 PM »

Very cool, do you mind sharing the process for making these?
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010 09:13:33 PM »

I love it! Such simple materials can make the greatest pieces. I also like the way it's framed but the frame blends right in. Well done!
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010 11:41:07 PM »

Very cool, do you mind sharing the process for making these?

Sure! Unfortunately I don't have any progress pics, but I'll try to explain. I didn't really have a plan of exactly what the piece would look like when I started, I just sort of winged it!

I started with cutting the smallest circle, laid it on top of another color of felt and cut the second circle about 5 mm (what do you call that, like 3/16"?) from the edge of the first. As you can see the sizes vary, and some circles have 4 different colors, some 3 or 2, and some are just one color.
I arranged the circles on my fabric and moved them around a bit, and then started sewing the different colors in the circles together, one circle at a time (using whip stitch/fell stitch). That way I could keep repositioning things if I wanted. I also sewed buttons on some of them. Only when all the circles were done did I start to attach them to the backing. I used a tiny bit of glue to keep all the circles in place while I sewed them on.   

Does that make sense? If you like the style I def. recommend making one yourself, it's very meditative to sew all those little circles! Great for a couple of evenings in front of the TV. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010 02:41:34 AM »

I thought the little thumbnail on the main page looked familiar!  This lovely piece is hanging over my computer.  The colours are perfect!
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2010 06:35:31 AM »

Oooh, pretty. Excellent job on the stitching. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2010 08:13:39 AM »

That is so pretty!
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2010 09:42:38 AM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2010 10:41:57 AM »

Thanks guys! You've made my day. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2010 02:48:28 PM »

this is beautiful!!! i am inspired by this wall art!!
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2010 02:48:34 PM »

Oooh, that's gorgeous! So simple (I mean in terms of the finished, uncluttered look, not 'pfft, that's sooooo easy!' Wink) but so effective. Totally wisted (though it would do me good to use up my own stash!)
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2010 05:30:39 PM »

Very lovely.  I adore the  color scheme.
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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2010 06:30:55 PM »

This is gorgeous, and I have a bunch of felt just begging to be made into something pretty  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2010 07:54:28 PM »

I love it. I have been meaning to make something similar.
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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2010 08:13:44 PM »

Love it!!! So neat and can be made so cheaply.  I'd like to put several of these together and hang them up in collage.  Well done! Wisting this and hitting THIS ROCKS!
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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2010 08:23:24 PM »

Oh my gosh I love this!!!!!!  It looks so simple but is just so amazingly wonderful and in my favorite color, too  Grin.

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« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2010 07:56:09 PM »

I just had to pop in to say that this is the most inspirational project I've seen in quite awhile.
Simply beautiful.
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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2010 09:46:03 AM »

You did such a good job on this. All your stitches and the overall design are spaced just right!
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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2010 01:22:45 PM »

Love this! I love the colors and the use of buttons. Super Cute!
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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2010 06:08:32 AM »

The buttonhole stitch around the edges is the perfect accent.  Beautiful work!
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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2010 09:32:17 AM »

I love the colors, great design idea.
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2010 10:23:12 AM »

That's so cool! I might steal the idea and give it a try, nice job. <3 it
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« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2010 11:07:33 AM »

wow, thanks everyone for the kind words!
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« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2010 06:33:07 AM »

This is very very beautiful, I have tried working with felt but always fail cos  I can't seem to find scissors that will cut well on felt, any suggestions.
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2010 09:55:20 AM »

Really pretty. I so want to make one of these but I don't know if I would have the patience for all that hand stitching. Looks awesome!!
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« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2010 12:41:41 PM »

Beautiful!. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2010 01:30:35 AM »

What a great idea - I may have to try something similar!
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« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2010 09:04:34 AM »

I love this! You chose a very pretty color scheme! Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2010 09:55:14 PM »

I have to agree with everyone else on this one - it's absolutely lovely!!
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« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2010 06:15:16 PM »

I LOVE this wool embroidery project!!!
So creative & the colors are POPPing!!!

What a great piece!!!
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« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2010 08:29:26 PM »

I heart this so much it's on my profile <3
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« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2010 09:41:56 PM »

Love, Love, Love the colors great job
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« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2010 11:08:47 AM »

This is really great work!  Excellent job - looks intricate and meticulous!   Huh
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« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2010 08:09:30 PM »

Inspirational~!
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« Reply #38 on: December 13, 2010 04:15:44 PM »

Beautiful stitching! Love it.
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« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2010 05:14:39 AM »

the colours you've used are gorgeous - they stand out so vividly against the black. amazing work!
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