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Creativebug: Embroidered Heart Ornaments

Creativebug: Embroidered Heart Ornaments

This class is available to view here [link] on the Creativebug platform beginning February 8. You must use your JCLS library card to access this class.

Rebecca Ringquist, the artist behind Dropcloth Samplers, has whipped up a sweet embroidery project composed of four heart panels for you to embroider by hand. Once completed, they can be sewn up into four festive holiday ornaments and embellished with a bell. Rebecca leads you though the back stitch, running stitch, and satin stitch, but you can choose your own stitches to suit your own taste. Finish your ornament off by adding a customized message of love on the backside and then stuff them into a huggable heart or leave it flat to send to all the Valentine's in your life.

Learn how to:

  • Set up your hoop with ShapeFlex backing
  • Stitch four different designs
  • Back stitch, satin stitch, running stitch, blind stitch
  • Construct two styles of heart ornaments

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Heart Ornaments Sampler (can be purchased from Dropcloth.com)
  • Embroidery Floss, Perle Cotton size 8
  • Embroidery Needles - Rebecca uses milliner needles, size 3 or 4
  • Backing fabric: cotton / linen, or other woven / non-stretchy fabric
  • Fusible web, such as ShapeFlex to reinforce embroidery
  • Embroidery Hoop, 4 or 6-inches
  • Rubber fingers or thimbles
  • Scissors / snips
  • Pinking shears
  • Poly-fil or other filling
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Pincushion or Needlebook
  • Beeswax for threading needles (optional)
  • Jingle bells (optional)

Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Access the collection for free with your JCLS library card.

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