Felt Basics

Cutting the felt: Pattern pieces can be cut out and pinned onto corresponding felt colors. Cutting quantities are also on each pattern piece. On smaller pieces, I find it easier to hold the pattern pieces while cutting instead of pinning.
Floss: When stitching your kit, you'll want to use 3 strands of floss. The floss in your kit is six strand floss. Cut the floss to approximately 18” for stitching. This length prevents the frustration of knots and tangles that can happen with longer lengths. Separate the floss into the desired number of strands by pulling them apart. Thread the needle and tie a knot at one end.  
Sewing: All pieces are sewn with 3 strands of floss unless noted in the instructions. I use and recommend the whip stitch to sew this felt project. See instructions below for guidance using the whip stitch, straight stitch, and French knots.


Step by Step

If you need any help with the steps in this pattern, here are a few extra photos of the steps to give you a closer look. 


Fun Facts

•The Pekin duck breed may have been created in China and then exported to England around 1872. Pekin ducks arrived in America a few years later and rapidly became one of the most popular breeds kept in the United States, both in backyards and on homesteads across the country.
•Their ducklings are yellow and are the ones you see in advertisements and storybooks. As the Pekin ducks age, the yellow fuzz gives way to creamy white feathers – the orange shanks (legs) remain the same color throughout their lives.
•The average lifespan of a Pekin duck is roughly eight to twelve years.
•The selective breeding process used to create this duck breed allows hens to produce extra-large eggs and more meat than the vast majority of other common duck breeds.
•Pekin ducks are highly regarded for their environmentally hardy nature, even in locales that suffer long and cold winters. They are also known to possess a strong and resilient immune system.

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