Another tutorial I found on the excellent Gingerbread Snowflakes blog and it gave me an entire hungover afternoon’s joy. I started out thinking ‘ooh they’re nice, have to make some of those next year’ and then I thought, ‘hang on a bastard minute, I’ve got felt, and wool, and I don’t have to make it in exactly the same way, I can totally make this today’, and I did. Thought you might enjoy a little trip into the mind of me.
For the first one I used some felt I had made from some old cardigans and rather than felt the decorations on I embroidered the pattern using chain stitch with bits of leftover wool. I did it freehand rather than following a pattern but it turned out pretty good I think.The red one I made with synthetic felt and appliquéd the various bits on.
Dala Horses are a traditional Swedish handicraft, if you’re interested this website is all about Dala Horses – www.dalahorse.com
I made one for my sister because she just loves horses, loves them I tell you!