When Zed announced the 4th quarter challenge, I had already done some eco-printing on a couple of felt scarves. So I thought that this one would be the perfect project for the challenge. I wasn’t really happy with the results of the eco-printing and the scarf needed something more. So I took my mobius scarf which just happens to be a challenge piece from the “twisted” challenge and did some free motion machine stitching on it.
I decided to use a variety of types of leaves and four different colored threads. Two of the threads were multi-colored threads and the others were red and orange to add a bit more color to the scarf.
I stitched aspen leaves, maple leaves and several other leaves that I had previously studied in my sketchbook.
I always like to be able to refer to a photo or a sketch while I am free motion stitching.
It takes a bit of practice, but I love to stitch on felt.
I’m not sure I “love” this scarf but I guess it looks better.
I think the orange and red thread is a bit bright. I might have liked it better if I just used the tan/brown thread. And then it would have been monochromatic too!
But it is finished and is my entry for Zed’s challenge.
Now to see if I really wear it. I guess I’ll at least wear it for our cold autumn that we’re having here in Montana.