Win­ter Wel­come Wall Hang­ing

Noth­ing says “wel­come” like a cute wall hang­ing by the door.

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Try an ap­pliqué project with felted wool.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Scraps black, pink and orange felted

wool* • 12" square each white and blue

felted wool* • 4" x 14" scrap red felted wool* • 3/ 8 yard light gray tonal • 1/2 yard dark gray tonal • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Em­broi­dery floss to match felted

wool • Ap­pliqué pins or ap­pliqué glue

(op­tional) • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies *One-hun­dred per­cent felted wool from Moda used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING

Cut ap­pliqué pieces as per in­struc­tions us­ing pat­terns given. From red felted wool: • Cut 1 strip each 11/4" x 51/4" and 11/2" x 12" for scarf pieces. From light gray tonal: • Cut 1 (91/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 1 (91/2" x 201/2") A rec­tan­gle. From dark gray tonal: • Cut 2 (2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 2 each 2" x 231/2" C and 2" x 91/2" B strips. • Cut 3 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE WALL HANG­ING

1. Sew B strips to op­po­site short ends and C strips to op­po­site long sides of A as shown in Fig­ure 1; press.

2. Ar­range and pin the snowflake cir­cles on the bor­dered back­ground re­fer­ring to the Place­ment Di­a­gram for po­si­tion­ing.

3. Stitch in place us­ing 1 strand of white em­broi­dery floss and an over­cast stitch.

4. Ar­range and pin the “Wel­come” let­ters through the ver­ti­cal cen­ter, ex­tend­ing the top of “W” into the top B bor­der strip, re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2. Stitch each let­ter in place us­ing 1 strand of blue em­broi­dery floss and an over­cast stitch.

5. Ar­range and pin the head piece 1" above the seam be­tween the bot­tom B strip and A as shown in Fig­ure 3. Stitch in place us­ing 1 strand of white em­broi­dery floss and an over­cast stitch.

6. Ar­range and pin the eye, cheek and nose pieces to the head as per mo­tif. Stitch each piece in place with 1 strand of match­ing em­broi­dery floss and an over­cast stitch.

7. Us­ing 2 strands of white em­broi­dery floss, work a run­ning stitch ¼" from each long edge of each scarf piece.

Fig­ure 2

Over­cast Stitch

Run­ning Stitch

Fig­ure 1

Fig­ure 3

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