Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Scapular Craft ~ Two Hearts

If you saw my original posting My Scapular Craft, where I made my first scapular, (that you can see to the side) you would have also seen a photo at the end of another scapular that I had only just started, but not completed. This posting is showing you that newly designed scapular.

It is really important, if you wish to make this scapular, you MUST click the link above to learn how I constructed the whole scapular, this post is just showing you how I made my new design of the Two Hearts.

This one is simpler in design, no ornately embroidered vine/flower patterns around the edges, just the Sacred Heart on one side, the Immaculate Heart on the other. Between the mushroom background and the brown scapular is sewn all my special sacramentals ~ miraculous medal, St Benedict medal, Agnus Dei wax and a St Therese blessed rose.

All of the embroidery has been created with with one stitch style alone ~ a bullion stitch. I taught myself how to do it by finding a little online video, it's really quite simple, don't be put off by the complicated look it creates. I should say, that there is one other stitch used, a blanket stitch to attach the wool felt hearts and the little felt cross on the Sacred Heart, to the wool felt background, then it is used again to attach the mushroom felt background to the scapular itself.

Below is a copy of my great grandfather's Sacred Heart and the matching Immaculate Heart I designed a few years back, these images are my template for the hearts being cut out of felt, I print one of them to the right size for the scapular (so quite small) and then trace a template.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me.


Unknown said...

Oh wow! So beautiful!

Gardenia said...

oh I do love the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, and you have handmade them so beautfully and lovingly, Anne. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Maria said...

Hello Anne

i was directed to your site by another Catholic blogger. This is a very beautiful piece of work. Anyone would be blessed to own one of your beautiful scapulars. I will be hanging around for a visit. So very nice to meet you.

Have a blessed weekend!

Anne (aussieannie) said...

Lovely Lisa Maria, I'm glad you visited and enjoyed the scapulars. God Bless!

Marcia said...

Oh, Anne - they are soooo beautiful, you can't help to look so lovingly toward them. The detail is just exquisite!

Moniales said...

Hi!I just used the lovely "postcard" image of the St. Andrew Novena on our blog and linked to you. THANK YOU!
God bless you!

Wanda Maria Designs said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! Beautiful work!