It feels like it’s been a while since I shared one of my sewing projects. Over the weekend I finished a gorgeous embroidered moth banner which is just perfect now that Autumn has set in.
Embroidered felt Desert Moth banner
I bought the pattern from an Etsy shop (Sewn By Sandeep) and the felt banner features a gorgeous Desert Moth. First I needed to gather my supplies – DMC embroidery threads, a piece of russet felt, and Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy water soluble stabiliser.
I wanted to try printing the pattern onto the Sulky water soluble stabiliser. I really dislike transferring embroidery patterns to fabric so thought I would try something new. It wasn’t hard to print the pattern on to it and then I could peel away the backing and stick it directly on the felt. I trimmed it slightly so it was a manageable size and started.
The pattern was easy to follow and I started by outlining the embroidery with black thread before adding detail with the autumnal colours.
I finished the Desert Moth over a couple of evenings, I loved seeing it come together. When I had finished all the embroidery I trimmed it to the banner shape.
The Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy water soluble stabiliser simple melts away under warm water.
The banner dried quickly in the sun and I added a piece of dowel so the banner could be hung up.
The colours really complement each other and I’m glad to have some Autumnal stitching on display.