Wednesday, September 24, 2014

curated felt color collection for Turtle Dove ornaments

Once again, Benzie Design has come through with a bundle of felts and floss that you can purchase if you want to make Turtle Dove ornaments that look like my samples in the picture above!

This Benzie felt collection includes:
1) Peacock
2) Aqua
3) Swan
4) Magenta
5) Burgundy
6) Orange
7) Mustard
8) Ochre
9) Silver
10) Graphite

It's an easy and quick way to get the matching wool blend felts and flosses for my pattern. I highly recommend Renae's shop. I've always received the best customer service and lovely wool-blend felts! Since the collection is ten beautiful colors, you'll receive some extra colors in the same palette that you can use to build your felt library.

The photo above shows the pretty felts alongside the matching floss bundle. You will need the matching flosses in order to sew your pattern pieces together, so purchasing the floss add-on is handy. PLEASE NOTE: You will also need to purchase contrasting colors of floss for the decorative embroidery from your local craft store:

Blue/orange Turtle Dove decorative embroidery colors:
DMC Blanc (white) or B5200 (snow white)
DMC 310 (black)
DMC 3844 (dk bright turquoise)
DMC 3804 (dk cyclamen pink)
DMC 947* (burnt orange)

Grey/mustard Turtle Dove decorative embroidery colors:
DMC Blanc (white) or B5200 (snow white)
DMC 310 (black)
DMC 3799 (v dk pewter gray)
DMC 3852* (v dk straw)
DMC 947* (burnt orange)
DMC 666 (bright red)

*These colors are included already in the floss bundle

Another note about the Benzie collection: rather than make a separate listing for each Twelve Days ornament pattern, it's now a single listing that is customizable. Choose the options that you want from the pulldown menu. You can purchase the curated wool-blend felts only OR you can purchase the felts bundled with the matching floss. The pulldown menu includes options to purchase the Partridge & Pear felt/floss collection as well, and that list will grow as I release new patterns in the series. Pretty awesome!


  1. Making those gorgeous ornaments is getting easier all the time! Someday...... :)

    1. I know how it is, Grandma G. I know how it is.

  2. Have you had any trouble with your embroidery needles "sticking" after while when using the Solvy? I'm having that problem and wondering how to get my needle to go through the felt a little more easily....and what size embroidery needle do you recommend? Thanks, Larissa!

    1. Hey, Jeannie, Yes, I've had the occasional sticky needle thing going on. My best friend is Thread Heaven! It solves everything. I use size 5 needles almost all the time.


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