September 5, 2016

MooshieStitch Monday: Plushwork (with cotton floss)

Last week, I posted about plushwork with tapestry wool.

I decided to try the same technique with six strand cotton embroidery floss and thought I would share a quick post about how it turned out!

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I used the same template and a variegated pink floss.

Half way through my first layer of satin stitches - so far I like how it looks with the variegated pink.


I completed 4 layers of floss on each petal.

Once again - the fun part - cutting through the layers.


Pull out the template...


Here is what it looked like before I "fluffed" it ...

Here is what it looks like after.

I really like the end result with the embroidery floss! I also thought it was easier to stitch with the floss than wool, since wool is much more bulky, but I am also new to wool stitching.

A few more photos of different angles...

I see lots of possibilities of using this technique to add more dimension to my stitching too.

What do you think? Which version do you like better - cotton floss or wool?

I have a few more ideas for plushwork, so you may be seeing some more posts about it in the future.....

Hi! I'm Michelle (aka Mooshie) and I've been stitching since 2007. I own more embroidery hoops than I will ever need and am a borderline hoarder of floss. In my spare time I'm hanging out with my dog Sega, planning my next hike, or trying to convince my husband to draw me embroidery patterns. You can find me on my blog, MooshieStitch and Flickr.

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