Nobby the needlefelted snowman.
Back in September we were given matchboxes at our Embroiderers’ Guild AGM. These were to be decorated for our Christmas meeting in December. I knew exactly what I wanted to do – knit a miniature stocking but I struggled finding suitable wool and then time ran out on me. So the night before the meeting I took a piece of crimson silk dupion to a pantomime rehearsal (it’s that time of year for our am-dram group) and embroidered it with snowflakes based on 6-armed back-stitched spiders webs embellished with french knots.
It was a quick job to cover the matchbox when I got home.
And then to gather some scraps of fleece and needle felt Nobby. A scrap of roving made his scarf.
And not only did I just stab myself the once, I also was finished quickly. Nobby snuggled up in the matchbox…
… and I managed to get to the meeting without frantically stitching at the last minute. Even better, I put him into the competition and he won!