Create embroidery art on a larger scale as you make customized modern felt pennants. Lauren Holton, the fiber artist behind Lark Rising Studios, shares how to layer geometric botanical shapes with high-quality wool felt and attach them to cotton twill using two simple embroidery stitches. Lauren’s thoughtfully curated kit contains everything needed to create three custom felt pennants, including luscious Merino wool blend felt in thirteen rich hues and corresponding embroidery thread.

This workshop includes: 

  • A detailed digital workshop led by Lauren Holton
  • A live Maker Chat Q&A for our community to join in on a creative conversation with the artist
  • A complete wool felt kit with materials to make three wool felt appliqués

The tools & materials included in our wool felt appliqué kit:

    • Q-snap frame, 17x17"
    • Three square pieces of white cotton twill, 20x20"
    • Fifteen 12x18" wool blend felt swatches:
      • Three swatches of white (for backing)
      • One swatch each of twelve unique colors: suntan, peach skin, pink grapefruit, old gold, mellow yellow, loden, grassy meadows, euphoric gold, blushing bride, apricot, Columbia blue, and jaded ocean.
    • DMC embroidery thread in twelve corresponding colors to match felt
    • Four size 5 embroidery needles
    • Stainless steel stork embroidery scissors
    • Glasshead pins
    • Erasable pen
    • Three handmade maple poster hangers
    • Traceable paper templates for felt cutout shapes and garland plus stitch diagrams

Materials to have at home:

  • Larger, sharp scissors to cut the felt