Handcrafted felt vase cover, with glass tank vase. Decorated with a cotton appliquéd fox and free motion embroidered flowers and hand embroidered bees. Ideal gift for a fox or nature lover, or as a treat for yourself.
This handcrafted vase cover is a dark grey felt with an autumnal coloured cotton fabric fox, and free-machine embroidered flowers, tiny hand embroidered bees finish the cover.
It is a lovely size for a bunch of flowers or as a decorative item. The cover slips off the vase to allow for filling.
I start the process by choosing a cotton fabric to match the felt. The fox is hand drawn and cut out before being free motion appliquéd onto the felt and a tiny black bead is hand sewn for the eye.
The next stage is to add grass and flowers to compliment the colours of the fabrics. This is done by free motion machine embroidery, think using the sewing machine needle as a pencil and you will have an idea of the process. It is all done by eye, no computer programmes involved, so every one produced is unique. Tiny bees are hand embroidered on to the finished piece.
Once the exterior is finished it is backed with a matching felt, the edges are machine satin stitched for neatness. The final stage is to hand sew the long exterior seam.
The finished vase is approximately 21 cm high and 6 cm square and comes wrapped in tissue.