Fun With Felt Patches

I have a collection of silk ribbon in a plastic bag. It surfaced again about the same time that a collection of 5-inch squares caught my attention, and I decided it was time to embroider some simple roses. At first I thought I would fill the whole square. Then I had the good sense to ask myself what I would do with the piece. That’s when the idea of making felt patches popped in my mind.

Rather than fill in the center, I divided the square into quadrants and embroidered one rose in each section.

When it came time to separate the sections, I remembered that I own pinking shears. Now the edges are part of the design (so, yes, the wibbly-wobbly aspect of the patch can be taken as intentional).

I cut 3-inch squares of deep rose felt and 3 1/2-inch squares of pale sage green felt for each patch, and used a running stitch to put the whole thing together.

I may add beads a little later, if the roses say they want a little extra sparkle.

Luck and wisdom!

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One Response to “Fun With Felt Patches”

  1. timetowritenow Says:

    Outstanding! I love how it all develops. Thanks for sharing the process with us.

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