So, I chose this pin of wool felt coasters in a leaf shape that were created by Lil Fish Studios. Instead of using the shape shown on the pin, I went outside and picked a variety of leaves that had fallen from the trees.
When I bought them inside, I placed a mug on each one. One leaf was large and wide enough for a mug to rest on top of it. Next, I traced the leaf onto notebook paper and then it out.
Leaf and pattern.
I chose three different colors of wool felt - two are plant-dyed wool that are relatively thick (the green and yellow). The red wool felt is thinner and not plant-dyed.
The green and yellow wool felt are plant-dyed and
a thicker wool compared to the red wool felt.
After tracing the pattern onto the wool and cutting out the pieces, I embroidered one leaf shape for each coaster. Using a simple back stitch, I tried to create the look of leaf veins.
Close-up of back- and blanket-stitches.
Last, I put two pieces together and back stitched them together.
The finished set of coasters.
Now we have a new set of coasters to use with meals.