Fiber Folio – A Yarn’s Life (part two)

Stencil Outline

Taking another stencil, I repeated the previous process, only this time I turned the stencil diagonally to add a little visual interest to this simple design.

Tacking Stitches

Yarn Cross

I wanted a different look for this piece, so I used the braiding technique that I posted in an earlier tutorial. Using two skeins of Neon Felt It, I tacked down the beginning edges of the yarn and then crossed the yarns every three stitches.

Braid Complete

The colorful variegations combined with the curves of the design resulted in a piece that needed no added embellishment. That being said, I do think a little stippling or meandering inside the curves with a specialty thread might also be nice. If it were the surface of a quilt, I might add a different fabric inside each space delineated by the curves (and I would use a different fiber for the braiding, possibly silk).

Felted Flowers

With yarn to spare, I moved on to a completely different project. I had some needle felted flowers that I had made previously using the technique from Natural Blooms.

Felted Sprial Flowers

I set up the Babylock Embellisher with three needles. Next, starting in the center of the flower, I tacked down the edge of the yarn. Then I slowly moved in a spiral pattern, lightly felting the yarn to the flower.

Felted Petals

For the petals, I simply looped the yarn and continued felting. When the flower was complete, I tucked the tail of the yarn under some previous felting and did a quick tack down.

Felted Flowers

Don’t these look like decorated sugar cookies? In the second flower, I skipped the spiral center, felted the petals, and then tacked down cut pieces of yarn. A little fluffing and my flower was finished.

Knitted Scarf

This yarn was just too pretty to put away, so out came the needles and you know the rest of the story.


N. Rene West
Time Treasured


  1. Micki said,

    February 27, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    Another nice little tutorial. The scarf is lovely.

  2. fembellish said,

    February 28, 2007 at 6:14 am

    Thank you! I really appreciate the feedback.

  3. Kay Susan said,

    February 28, 2007 at 7:37 am

    I’ve just found your fantastic blog via the Bloggers Who Embellish web ring. Thank you for posting those super tutorials! You have gone straight into my RSS feed!

  4. fembellish said,

    February 28, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    I’m so happy you found my blog and that you find it helpful. Your kind comments are a great encouragement to me.

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