Friday, 26 May 2017

A Year of Wreaths: May Felt Foxgloves Wreath Tutorial

My free tutorial series for The Village Haberdashery continues!

May's wreath features some fabulous felt foxgloves:

https://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/blog/2017/a-year-of-wreaths-may-felt-foxgloves-wreath-by-laura-howard 

This month's project was an interesting design challenge - it was rather tricky translating the shapes of real foxgloves into something simple enough to a) fit on a wreath and b) not impossible to actually make! After a couple of false starts I was delighted when I finally cracked it* and I'm really pleased with how these flowers have turned out.

  https://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/blog/2017/a-year-of-wreaths-may-felt-foxgloves-wreath-by-laura-howard

The foxgloves do take a little time and patience to put together, but the individual steps are not difficult and I think the result is well worth it. (Okay so I am a little biased about this but shhh).

https://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/blog/2017/a-year-of-wreaths-may-felt-foxgloves-wreath-by-laura-howard

Click here for the free templates and step by step tutorial.

You can buy a kit with all the materials you'll need to make this wreath, or just follow the links in the tutorial to find all the individual supplies in The Village Haberdashery shop.

I think the foxgloves would also look lovely on a simple fabric-wrapped wreath - like the one I made for last month's tutorial - or a soft yarn-wrapped wreath like the one I made in March.

https://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/blog/2017/a-year-of-wreaths-april-felt-flower-wreath-by-laura-howard
https://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/blog/2017/a-year-of-wreaths-march-daffodil-wreath-by-laura-howard

Click here to find all the wreath tutorials in the series.
 
*I may or may not have done a very embarrassing happy dance at this point. I couldn't possibly comment.

Friday, 5 May 2017

A Year of Wreaths: April Felt Flower Wreath Tutorial

Every month this year I'm designing a seasonal wreath for The Village Haberdashery's blog. April's wreath is all about bright spring flowers:

http://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/blog/2017/a-year-of-wreaths-april-felt-flower-wreath-by-laura-howard

I've combined some bright and cheerful wool blend felt with a lovely neutral linen-blend fabric - I love how the felt colours pop against the plain background!

 http://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/blog/2017/a-year-of-wreaths-april-felt-flower-wreath-by-laura-howard

You don't have to stick to my chosen colour palette, of course, there are so many great colour combinations you could use for this design to totally change it's mood or tie in with your decor.

The individual felt flowers would also make lovely brooches or hair clips. (You know me, I love a design with flexibility!)

http://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/blog/2017/a-year-of-wreaths-april-felt-flower-wreath-by-laura-howard

Click here for the full step by step wreath tutorial and free template sheet.

You can buy a kit with all the materials you'll need to make this wreath, or just follow the links in the tutorial to find all the individual supplies in The Village Haberdashery shop.

P.S. Click here for all the tutorials in this series.

P.P.S. Yes, I know it's May already! :) I have had a bad case of Blogger's Block recently but I will be back soon, I promise.