Saturday, December 09, 2017

Sequins and Felt

Apparently I'd never worked with sequins and felt until last night. 


Years ago, Grandma had a tree full of sparkly, intricate felt ornaments she'd stitched. I'd forgotten them entirely until the felt jungle animal kit turned up, tucked inside of  one of those vintage crewel kits I'd bought from the thrift shop. A week or two later, I found the other kit at the thrift shop for a dollar and decided that I'd practice on those ornaments before I tackled the animals, which have more sequins and parts.


How are these so intimidating?  I  can knit a lace shawl or pair of socks and free-motion a quilt, but I'm stabbing my fingertips and dropping sequins left and right.

Ever tried these? Have any tips for me?

6 comments:

Libby in TN said...

Oh, gosh, those bring back such sweet memories! I like to put my sequins and beads in shallow dishes and pick them up with the needle. Not saying it's any less mess, though!

mpv61 said...

It would still be messy, but you wouldn't prick yourself as much -- use glue wherever you can rather than sewing. Most, if not all of that, can be achieved with glue.

Allisen LaVigueur said...

Really cute Christmas craft!

Michelle Ramirez said...

I used to love these!! I should try to find them and do these with my daughter! She would love them!!

cityquilter grace said...

keep your sequins and/or pins and/or beads corralled....i made several ornaments like these and also an advent calendar...and sometimes the sequins stick together and need separating....it's slow but they are cute when done...

colleen said...

Hmm, I guess you are finding out why people are not making this now a days.
I have no clue I do remember something about using a bead larger than the whole in the sequin to hold the sequin to the fabric. This was either because the sequin cut the thread or so that the thread did not show
I like hand embroidery but I haven't tried beads sequins and such yet

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