Felting for Embroidery

I have been attending my local Embroiderer’s Guild (Farnborough) for a year or so now, we meet monthly and our group is a slightly unusual in that we focus on teaching each other practical skills rather than inviting speakers. Last month we made coiled bowls and before that temari balls.

Being a feltmaker it was no surprise when I was asked if I would teach the group to make a piece of felt that we could then embroider at the following meeting. It was quite a tall order, 13 ladies, 11 of whom had never handled wool tops before, let alone made felt and we only had 2.5 hours to complete our projects in…

Most embraced a landscape for their first piece of felt, rather fitting with the Q1 challenge although, of course they did not know about it 


Others took a more abstract approach….



I can’t wait to see how they look after the addition of some embroidery next month, I have great plans for machine embroidery on mine, it is going to be a lot of fun!

If you are local and interested in the Farnborough (UK) Embroiderer’s Guild we would love to hear from you, please email Sue and Anne at farnborougheg@gmail.com for more information.

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12 Responses to Felting for Embroidery

  1. Mary Stori says:

    VERY impressive!!!

  2. Impressive first time pieces Teri. I look forward to seeing the finished pieces.

  3. ruthlane says:

    Looks like you did a great job showing everyone how to felt. I hope you’ll show us the embroidered pieces, I would love to see that. Sounds like a wonderful, sharing group.

    • teriberryguest says:

      I will pencil in the embroidered pieces for my next post, they may not be finished by then (hand embroidery can be very slow) but will ask to see who is happy to share again… They are a great group 🙂

  4. annielynrosie says:

    Beautiful pictures – every one! There’s natural talent in the group and we’d love to see the pieces after stitching.

    • teriberryguest says:

      They all produced very different pieces too, even those who were making a landscape took very different approaches, can’t wait to see what will happen next month! 🙂

  5. Looks like they all did a great job and lots of different styles. I really like the one with circles. Can’t wait to see what everyone does with them

  6. zedster66 says:

    Great pieces, I’m looking forward to seeing what they add.

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