10” wooden embroidery hoop
2 pieces unbleached muslin, 16” x 16”
1 piece thin cotton batting, 16” x 16”
Ecru crochet thread (candlewicking or embroidery floss)
16” of 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon
Washable marker for tracing
2] If using my placement pattern, transfer markings to the center of 1 piece of muslin.
3] If you’d like to “design” your own pattern, cut out the 4 mushrooms on the mushroom pattern and lay them out in the center of the wooden hoop until you are satisfied with the placement. (I used mushrooms #1, 2 and 3.) Tape the mushrooms together. This can now be used to trace your design in the center of 1 piece of muslin. Make sure to transfer markings for the mushroom’s spots and the flowers as shown on the placement pattern.
4] Sandwich together the muslin and batting by laying the unmarked muslin, then the batting, then the marked muslin, design side up, together. Center the design in the embroidery hoop.
5] Following the placement pattern, quilt the 3 pieces together. Use a running stitch, going through all 3 layers of material, for the mushroom outline and spots.
6] Going through all 3 layers of material, stem stitch the stems, use the lazy daisy stitch to make leaves, and add the flower heads using the woven spider wheel stitch.
7] Using a damp cloth, wipe off the washable marker.
Finishing the Wall Hanging:
8] Make sure your design is centered and that the fabric is taut and wrinkle free. The screw portion of the hoop should be centered at the top. Using a running stitch, sew around the circumference of the hoop, just on the inside of the back hoop. (This will be about 3/8” from the outer edge of the outside loop.) You will be going through the 3 layers of the piece AND catching the salvage or hem on the back. This will keep the fabric in the back sewn against the inside ring.
10] On the front side, wrap the grosgrain around the metal screw and tie into a bow. Hang on the wall and enjoy!
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