February 23, 2012

Just in Time for Spring, My Winter Wreath

Scheduled to make its debut on our front door, uh, last month, is my winter wool flower wreath.
After many evenings spent with tiny bits of scrap wool scattered over the carpets, tangled embroidery floss, and needle-poked fingers, I finally finished my wool wreath, which I based on this gorgeous one (which includes a tutorial).
The flowers were fun to make, just free form cut-outs from wool felt decorated with free form embroidery.   I love that kind of needlework, which is very much like drawing to me (albeit sloooow drawing).
I also spliced in some of my hand-felted beads for some color.
To assemble the wreath, I first wrapped a Styrofoam form in white wool yarn, then pinned the flowers onto it.
It will most likely hang here until spring, since I don't really go all "Erin go Bragh" next month, despite my Irish blood.

I'm so pleased that I turned this:
into this.
Finally, something started and finished in this house.  Now on to tackling my basket of half-completed knitting projects.  Or laundry, which is never, never finished.

15 comments:

  1. You're so crafty! Nice job on the wreath.

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  2. Love it! It's beautiful. Now that Christmas has just passed, I'm thinking about what kind of stocking I want to knit for the years to come. It's a toss-up between easy felted stockings in bold colors and traditional white/cream stockings with bold or bright colorwork, or perhaps muted brown colorwork. Today I'm leaning towards the colorwork option, and your wreath reminds me very much of what I've had in mind.

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  3. Oh, I love this!! You spent so much time on it, it turned out gorgeous! Would love you to stop by and link up at Friday Frolic:)

    Karen@Pocket Full of Pink

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  4. It's gorgeous! I love all the different flowers and the stitching! Lovely!
    Jo-Anna

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  5. love all the felt flowers on it. so pretty! I have a Sunday Blog Hop going on right now and would love for you to enter your cute blog:>

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/03/sunday-blog-hop-4_10.html

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  6. Love your wreath... found your link over at Pocket full of pink. I am a new follower and I just pinned your wreath. :)
    xx,
    Heather
    www. HeatherlyLoves.blogspot.com

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  7. Love your wreath... found your link over at Pocket full of pink. I am a new follower and I just pinned your wreath. :)
    xx,
    Heather
    www. HeatherlyLoves.blogspot.com

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  8. found you through Tater Tots and Jello! This is so pretty. I love that you used white as your primary color. It gives it a clean vintage look. If you're interested I have a link party on my site today and I'd love you to join it. Maria at http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2012/03/t-time-67-and-link-party.html

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  9. Your wreath is beautiful! I just linked up to your tutorial from the StyroCrafts Facebook page. Sharon

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