I’m about to start doing some feltmaking with the Y3 and 4s and over the weekend I’ve been hunting out various samples and examples for them to look at and pass around before we get stuck in.
I found this unfinished autumn tree which I’d made as an example during the last school year when my then Y5 class made felt trees to be embellished with stitching. Most of them finished theirs, so it was high time I did likewise.
There wasn’t much left to do so it was the perfect quick project for a snowy Sunday afternoon.
Showing the children how to embroider simple lazy daisy leaves in variegated perle.
And quick ways to outline the trunk and branches in thick couched threads such as the chenille I’ve used here.
Lovely warm colours for such a colourless day.
I’d forgotten how lovely it is to embroider on felt.
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