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Hand made felt ornaments

stitchagain | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Here are some hand made felt ornaments.  Making them was a good way to experiment with simple embroidery, crewel, and bead sitching.  I plan to sell them. 

Let me know what you think of them. 

stitchagain

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  1. jatman | | #1

    Very nice!  I love them.  Really like the heart one that you have posted the close up for - the stitching detail is really pretty.  Where do you plan to sell them?  Will this be at a craft fair or online or elsewhere?

    JT

    1. GailAnn | | #2

      You did a really nice job.  They are very cute.  Gail

  2. flossie | | #3

    Very festive and very neat stitching - close up picture shows just how neat! They should sell well. Good luck with them

    Regards Pauline

  3. rodezzy | | #4

    They are absolutely fabulous, did you use a book?  I will do these with my grands this year.  Thanks for the idea.  Did you buy felt or felt it from roving?

    Edited 9/25/2007 11:39 am ET by rodezzy

  4. fabricholic | | #5

    I like them and the stitching is so neat. It reminds me of the old fashioned Christmas trees. Very popular. Maybe you could display them on a tree with bubble lights. How will you determine price?

  5. solosmocker | | #6

    Great job! You are coming right into the season and I have no doubt you will sell many.

    1. stitchagain | | #7

      Thanks for all your comments! 

      The original felt ornaments were a simple folk art bird that came from a kit.   They were Christmas presents for family and friends for years.  This collection I have made for the last couple of years and sold at a wearable art store here in Portland OR and at a previous employers holiday bazaar.  I think up and add new designs every year.  They are made out of wool / rayon or wool felt (ready-made) and stuffed with batting.  Surface design is from beads and floss that I have accumulated from going to garage sales, etc.  To come up with the price I estimated cost of materials (nominal), labor (based on my time), and then went out and looked for comparable in the market place.  Most ornaments like these are made in foreign counties and are price low, so mostly I went with the time it took me to make them.  But from recent postings on this forum I think I am underestimating my sewing time.  They are priced at $15 in the wearable store, but I only get a portion of that.

      Here is another picture of some ornaments I like to make but have not decided whether I will sell or not.  They are a classic Scandinavian woven hearts made in a small size.  When hung on the tree the inside cups open to hold treats.  

      In case you want to know how to make them (paper woven hearts):

      http://www.nordicmuseum.org/local/uploaded/wovenhearts.pdf

       

      stitchagain

       

       

       

      1. rodezzy | | #9

        Thanks for the explaination, they are wonderful.  I printed out your Scandinavian Woven Hearts pattern because that is something my grands can make for their tree this year.  Is that O.K. with you? 

        Yours are great.

        1. stitchagain | | #10

          Woven paper hearts are a traditional Scandinavian crafts as far as I know.

          I guess I should have said that the website I directed you to had no affiliation with me (I am not even Nordic-my ancestors were Celtic!).  There might be better instructions out there in the webworld or a book, I got the instructions from a very old magazine.  Woven hearts are fun to make, once you get the way with it.

          I was just anticipating that someone might want instructions and since I do not have access to scanners or even that digital camera that I borrowed, I included that link.

          stitchagain

          1. rodezzy | | #11

            Thank you for the info.  I printed the woven heart out and I believe that is sufficient instructions.  It looked pretty thorough to me.

             

  6. dionna | | #8

    I love them they look great I think you will sell all of them. Good Luck

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