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Friday, 4 February 2011

Felt and flowers

I''ve decided I really like using felt... it's probably all the rich shades that attract me - that, and how easy it is to hand sew.  Noreen knitted me a beautiful red scarf and boy, have I needed it this winter!  Now I'm obsessed with making brooches...this one to match my scarf.

Choosing colours of embroidery threads is almost as good as choosing felt....simple pleasures - is that sad, or what?  And a wonderful place for all things sewing is Abakhan Fabrics.  Our local shop is full of everything for needlecrafts.  I think I'll just pop in for something and hours later I'm still there. There's an online shop at http://www.abakhan.co.uk/ if it's too far to visit in person.


  1. Fab scarf - looks so warm! And lovely brooch - clever you!

  2. Your brooch is very pretty and exactly matches the scarf. I love to visit the Abkhan shop up in the city centre and have bought several bits and bobs from there:)

  3. What a pretty brooch and a beautiful scarf too.