I showed your this piece on the second quarter challenge post. https://feltingandfiberstudio.com/2016/04/05/second-quarter-challenge-2016/
I want to practice some hand stitching on this piece but found it floppy and frustrating to stitch. I thought an embroidery hoop might work but the felt is to thick.
I had seen pictures of the frames for rug hooking. They seem to have wire teeth similar to carding cloth around the edges. I thought that would be too aggressive to hold felt and they are not cheap. So off to the hardware store.
This is what I got, ABS pipe and some elbows.
I assembled them into a rectangle and added the hook side of some industrial Velcro.
The reason I used the industrial Velcro is because the sticky on the back is so much better. And it is stuck and doesn’t fall off.
It is a bit heavy after a while as I have no stand for it. Lighter pipe would be good but I think smaller pipe would cramp my hand holding it.
This is what I have done so far. Not far but a start. I would like to try some different stiches. Someone suggested some couching of yarn. I think I will give it a try.
Have you been thinking about the challenge? Have you been stitching on felt? What is your favourite stitch I should try?