|A pretty room decoration from a scrap of dressmaking fabric, an embroidery hoops and lots of buttons and beads from my stash|
A nice little stash buster I made for the Fiskarettes UK Facebook page back in June.
I cut a scrap of dress fabric just larger than my embroidery hoop, drew a heart shape
and sewed on a variety of buttons and beads with a few different shades of embroidery silk, then filled in the gaps with seed beads.
I felt it needed a backing as the fabric I had used was quite thin, so to finish the back I trimmed the surplus fabric to about an inch, ran a running stitch around the edge to gather it and stitched a circle of felt to cover the raw edges.
I have had the hoop for years and never used it for its intended purpose but it now looks really pretty on the wall. I think I may make some more to go with it!