Today my report is on the wrist warmers in Swedish wool embroidery I am making.
After completing the embroidery, I lined and top stitched the wrist bands.
Next came the wooden stick, and bleeding fingers!
It does not show, however, how many times I pricked my fingers, how the needle slid, how the thread cut into the flesh each time I tightened the thread, nor how many drops of blood tinted the wool!
I made four 'worms'.
Next I stitched two 'worms' on each embroidered band, cut the loops open and trimmed the 'fur'. Finally I held the fur over the spout of a steaming kettle to fluff up the fibres.
After completing this step, I found this neat way of making the same kind of kavelfrans/fringe/woolly worm.
Go and have a look.