Tag Archives: birds

Blanket Stitch Folk Art Pillow

Close up bird pillowblanket stitch techniqueIMG_4109

Back of Bird Pillow

Back of Bird Pillow

Stitched, stuffed and finished.

Stitched, stuffed and finished.

There are many sources now for 100% wool felt. When I buy it I put it through the washer and dryer to shrink it to a pebbly feel. More on that in another post, but for now I want to show you a simple pillow that’s an easy project for a gift.

A purist might stuff it with wool fleece, but I used poly fill from the fabric store for this one. I couldn’t bear to part with my fleece that has been beautifully cleaned and carded for spinning.

Soon I will do a post on spinning and things to make with your own wool!

Avian Friends

I am not usually a puzzle person. If one is set up I will get drawn in. I was in a shop called Lovely Things in Portland, ME last week and saw this beauty by Geninne Zlatkis. Geninne is one of my heroes.. I love her blog and her shop on etsy. So I took the plunge. 1000 pieces! I want to do it to study her paintings. Beautiful.