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Create A Ferret-Themed Wall Tapestry

Use this step-by-step guide to create a ferret-themed wall tapestry.

By Deva Kolb
Posted: February 1, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

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To start this ferret tapestry project, you need a design. You might find designs in books or choose to draw one. If you draw a design, just create a simple plan to give you an overall view. Changes can and will be made as you go along.

Supply List
For this project, you need the following items:

  • A design for the tapestry
  • A large piece of felt in each of the following colors: red, tan, brown, pink, light green, dark green, white
  • Glue
  • Dowel
  • A felt marker
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Long straight pins
Sample Ferret Tapestry Designs

ferret health organizer pattern

Ferret Tapestry
Sample Design #1

An organizer for ferret health needs. (Click image to enlarge.)

ferret birthday photo pattern

Ferret Tapestry
Sample Design #2

A birthday picture holder for special ferrets. (Click image to enlarge.)

ferret Valentine pattern

Ferret Tapestry
Sample Design #3

A Valentine. (Click image to enlarge.)

We will use the Valentine design for this article. This project can be sewn or glued. The Valentine uses a combination of both. 

Now that you have your design, decide what size you want the heart to be. The one I created measures 26 inches wide (from dole holder to lower tip) and 32 inches long. You can make it larger or smaller but will need to adjust the images that are sewn in to match.

Cutting And Assembling The Ferret Tapestry

cutting felt for ferret tapestry

Ferret Tapestry
Assembly Step #1

To create the large heart, you need three large pieces of felt. One is the Valentine (red), the backing (tan) and the border design on the front of the heart (light pink).
Fold each layer in half and stack all three layers on top of each other. By cutting half of the heart on folded material, your two sides will match perfectly. By stacking and cutting together, the hearts will all be identical in size and shape. (Click image to enlarge.)

heart outline for ferret tapestry

Ferret Tapestry
Assembly Step #2

Cut out the interior of the pink heart a couple inches from the outer edge using a scallop design. (Click image to enlarge.)

sewing hearts for a ferret tapestry

Ferret Tapestry
Assembly Step #3

Pin all three hearts together and stitch the outside of the heart and the inside of the scallop. (Click image to enlarge.)

tapestry holder pattern

Ferret Tapestry
Assembly Step #4

Cut out a long, thick strip (green) with a heart at each end as shown. When folded in half, this becomes the loop to put the wooden dole through to hang the tapestry. Cut one pink or red heart that is smaller than the green heart and place it on one of the hearts. You need to make two of these loops. (Click image to enlarge.)

attaching the tapestry holder

Ferret Tapestry
Assembly Step #5

Sew or glue the pink hearts on to the green, fold the green in half so that the green hearts are together and stitch to the large heart. This should be sewn or glued heavily, as it will carry the weight of the tapestry. (Click image to enlarge.)

ferret pattern for tapestry

Ferret Tapestry
Assembly Step #6

Use this pattern to create your ferret . (Click image to enlarge.)

ferret letters for tapestry

Ferret Tapestry
Assembly Step #7

Use this pattern for the word "ferret" on your tapestry. (Click image to enlarge.)

letters for tapestry

Ferret Tapestry
Assembly Step #8

Use this pattern for the word "love" on your tapestry. (Click image to enlarge.)

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think im gonna make one so we stop losing the nail clippers
jill, wpg, MB
Posted: 11/8/2011 2:42:17 AM
In reading the list of supplies I noted Deva had 'dole'...I immediately wondered why we needed a pineapple! After viewing the instructions to make the hanger I see it should be 'dowel' rod.
Thanx, Deva, for sharing the directions. I am cutting out the felt now.
Sunny, Florence, KY
Posted: 2/12/2009 9:01:12 AM
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