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Leaf Identification great for drawing leaves in Art (and for designing leaf canes for polymer clay)

Leaf Identification great for drawing leaves in Art (and for designing leaf canes for polymer clay)

I've been thinking about felting some wool... looks to be the perfect little project to begin with. I won't be selling it on ETSY!  Embroidered Leaf Brooch In hand dyed wool and wool roving. via Etsy.

Reserved for Christine- 2 Embroidered Leaf Brooches In hand dyed wool and wool roving. Made to Order

I've been thinking about felting some wool... looks to be the perfect little project to begin with. I won't be selling it on ETSY! Embroidered Leaf Brooch In hand dyed wool and wool roving. via Etsy.

Stiffen felt with a mixture of half white school glue and half water. Submerge felt into solution, lay flat to dry; iron it. (Don't use pins in it; the holes show)

How to Stiffen Felt

Stiffen felt with a mixture of half white school glue and half water. Submerge felt into solution, lay flat to dry; iron it. (Don't use pins in it; the holes show)

Suzan Engler - Blog - Making Leaves -Learned from Barb Forrister - fused several layers of fabric together with Misty Fuse. Stitch around the leaves and added detail with varigated threads.   Then before cutting out the leaves, paint around the edges of each leaf with Stewart Gill metallic paints. The paint adds an additional design detail and keeps the edges of the fabric from fraying. Be sure and apply the paint on the front and back sides of the leaves.

Suzan Engler - Blog - Making Leaves -Learned from Barb Forrister - fused several layers of fabric together with Misty Fuse. Stitch around the leaves and added detail with varigated threads. Then before cutting out the leaves, paint around the edges of each leaf with Stewart Gill metallic paints. The paint adds an additional design detail and keeps the edges of the fabric from fraying. Be sure and apply the paint on the front and back sides of the leaves.

Something with spirals maybe?  Or with patterns from lace?  This is velvet & felt from dog-daisy chain.

Something with spirals maybe? Or with patterns from lace? This is velvet & felt from dog-daisy chain.

An array of stitches by Sue Spargo, leaf sampler with wool applique, in a class held at Precious Time (Australia)

An array of stitches by Sue Spargo, leaf sampler with wool applique, in a class held at Precious Time (Australia)