Saturday, April 30, 2011
Felt Saints: How
I started with a small wooden peg person, purchased from your local craft store, or from Casey's Wood Products. This one measures about 2 1/2 inches tall. Using acrylic blue paint (this was Anit*'s brand in royal blue), paint around her face.
Using red wool felt, cut a rectangle measuring roughly 2 1/4 inches by 5 inches. Test the size, once you embroider you cannot trim this piece to fit. Curve the edges and blanket stitch around the edges. For instructions on how to do a blanket stitch, try this link. I used DMC floss color 3852, and the wool is "barnyard red." Place the first star in the middle, then try it on your peg person to determine where the other two stars should be to have them fall on her "shoulders."
Brush a small amount of glue on the top center front of the red felt, and press into place. The wool conforms nicely to the rounded shape with just a bit of manipulation.