Saturday, December 17, 2011

Embroidery Wall Hanging


Hello, everyone! My name is Allie, and I run a little blog called Of All The Nonsense. I'm quite honored and excited to be a part of Lu's Christmas Blog Party.  Today I'm going to show you how to make a quick and adorable holiday wall hanging!
 

For this project you will need:
- An embroidery hoop. [I chose an oval-shaped hoop, but you could choose any one you like.]
- Fabric for the background.
- Three triangles cut from mismatched fabrics.  [Mine were between 1.5 and 2 inches in height.]
- A sheet of sticky-backed felt.
- Embroidery floss in the colors of your choice.
- Scissors.
- An embroidery needle.


1.  Before you place your fabric in your hoop, trace around the inside of your hoop on the back of your sticky-backed felt.  I forgot to do that beforehand and had to take my fabric out!
Once you've finished with the felt, place your background fabric in your embroidery hoop, and line up your triangles wherever you would like them.  I used a couple of pins in each to help hold them in place.


2.  Using embroidery floss in the color of your choice for each triangle, stitch around each one.  I used a simple running stitch.


3.  Once you've stitched all around of your triangles, stitch a small trunk to the bottom of each one.  I chose not to fill my in, but you could fill yours in if you like, using a satin stitch or something similar.


4.  After I finished with the tree trunks, I thought it would look cute to stitch a small star to the top of the middle tree.  To do this, I basically just made small single stitches in the shape of an asterisk.  You could even stitch a star to the top of each tree, if you like!


5.  Now it's time to finish off your wall hanging.  I finished it by trimming my fabric closely to the back of my hoop. I know that there are better methods of finishing off embroidery hoop pieces, but this has generally worked well for me in the past. [If you know of any other methods, please feel free to share!] Do make sure you pull your fabric tight before trimming!  After you've trimmed your fabric, remove the wax backing off of your felt, and lay it sticky-side down in the back of your hoop, covering your stitches.  


6.   And there you have it - a super easy and adorable wall-hanging, that you could even leave up all winter!  I love this project because there are so many different designs you could do.  If you make one of your own, I hope you'll share photos!

Thank you so much for having me, Lu!  It's been such a joy!
Happy holidays!
xo, Allie

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Oh, it's so pretty! :) I'm so thankful for all the lovely ideas all of you have been sending me. :)
Thank you so much for participating, Allie! :)
Lu <3

4 comments:

  1. Süß! Gefällt mir! :-)

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  2. Hach, ich hab ja ein Faible für Stickrahmen...

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  3. Yay! Thanks for sharing my post, Lu! It was such an honor to be part of your blog party! :]

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  4. Welch herrliche Idee und so flexibel. Ich könnte mir gut vorstellen, die "Stickereien" den Jahreszeiten oder bestimmten Themen anzupassen. Bis jetzt bin ich immer zurückgeschreckt, weil mir fürs Sticken einfach die Geduld fehlt. Aber diese Variante ist fantastisch!

    Oh Mann, das war jetzt die volle Inspirationsladung :))

    Liebste Grüße, Sindy

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