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.

You can find me on my blog, MooshieStitch, Instagram, and on Etsy.

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