Babbling Brook Coaster Guide & Tutorials

Welcome to the guide for your BABBLING BROOK Moss Coaster Kit!

Below you will find all the information you need to create your own mossy oasis to display on your desk or coffee table. We've designed this kit to be used as a coaster but it also makes a gorgeous decor piece for your wall or even as a landscape for miniatures.

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Inside Your Kit

Your moss kit includes ...

Materials & Fibre:

⭐ Latch-hooking canvas base

⭐ Felt backing

⭐ Feather yarn in 6x colours (dark green, grass green, light green, medium blue, light blue and brown)

⭐ Milk yarn in yellow

⭐ Chenille yarn in green

⭐ Bobble yarn in 2x colours (variegated green and veriegated orange)

⭐  White cotton thread


⭐ Pom pom scissors

⭐ Small latch-hook (different tool from our other kits)

⭐ Weaving needle

⭐ Steel sewing needles

⭐ Glue spatula

⭐ Glue stick for hot glue gun (optional)


⭐ Online instructions and video tutorials

⭐ Pattern template

Optional additions:

Our kits come with everything needed to sew the coaster backing on, but you may want to use fabric glue or hot glue if you have it handy.

You may also want to use sharp craft scissors for cutting your base. Our Embroidery Scissors are the perfect size for this project and have a sharp blade for snipping.

Babbling Brook Guide

What you'll find inside your kit:

Transferring your Stencil

Your first step is to transfer your coaster design from the stencil onto your latch-hooking canvas. To do this you'll need your canvas and a marker of some kind. We recommend using a sharpie or similar permanent marker, but a regular pen or drawing marker will work just fine.

Simply lay the canvas on top of your stencil and use the marker to trace the design behind it. The stencil matches our design with the smaller shapes roughly indicating where we will stitch each type of 'moss' in the following steps.

Feel free to get creative with the shape of your design, as your coaster doesn't have to be exactly like the stencil. You could make it a little larger or smaller depending on how you'd like to use it. Just remember to leave a 1/2 inch space between your coaster shape and the edge of the canvas.

TIP: Why not move the smaller shapes around within your coaster? You can get creative with the layout.

Step-By-Step Guide

Below you'll find each of the steps to making your coaster, with recommendations on the order to stitch each element. If you're a newbie to crafting it will be worth following this step-by-step, so that you can get comfortable with the techniques and tools used in this kit.

If you want to create your own variations, you can stitch each section in whichever order you want. So don't feel constrained by our guidelines.

Step 1: Bobbles (using orange bobble yarn)

Step 2: Fuzzy Loops (using chenille yarn)

Step 3: Feather Yarn Grass (using each colour of your feather yarn)

Step 4: Bobbles (using green bobble yarn)

Step 5: Fuzzy Loops (using chenille yarn)

Step 6: Adding Pom Poms & Embroidered Details (using milk yarn and feather yarn)

You can also use the image below to see the details of each element on your coaster.

Step-By-Step Video Guide

This video will give you a step-by-step overview of exactly how to finish your coaster! If you're already familiar with the techniques used for moss kits, this video will be the perfect guide to help you finish.

This video will show you the steps, but it is NOT a tutorial for the techniques. For detailed tutorials, please use the videos below. Each step will have a detailed tutorial attached so that you can fully understand the technique if this is your first time making a mossy creation. 

1. Weaving your Bobble Yarn

The first area you want to fill in is your orange bobble yarn. For this you'll need your orange bobble yarn and your plastic latch-hook.

Follow the below video tutorial to fill in your bobble sections.

2. Creating your Fuzzy Loops

Using your green chenille yarn you're going to create these fuzzy little loops on your canvas. You'll be using your thin latch-hook tool again to stitch these.

Use the tutorial below to create your fuzzy loops.

3. Weaving your Feather Yarn Grass

Now it's time to weave in the 'grass' underneath your moss. You'll be using your 6x shades of feather yarn for this section, as well as the plastic weaving needle included in your kit. 

Follow the below video tutorial to learn how to weave your grass section.

For your coaster you can use the same yarn colours that we have in our guide, but you can also mix them up by swapping where the different shades of green or blue go. Let your creativity run wild! 

4. Weaving More Bobbles

Now its time to stitch your green bobbles on the right side of your coaster. You'll use the exact same technique as Step 1 for this section, you can refer to the video above if you need a refresh.

5. Weaving More Fuzzy Loops

We're going to add some green fuzzy loops under our green bobbles. This is done using the same technique from Step 2.

6. Adding Pom Poms & Shading Details

We're ready for the final touches! You'll be adding some personality to your coaster using two easy techniques: Pom Poms & Embroidery.

Starting with your Pom Poms, you'll need your yellow milk yarn, your pom pom scissors included in your kit and your weaving needle to fluff your pom pom.

Use the following tutorial to learn to make pom poms. In this coaster kit, we've made 2x medium sized pom poms with approximately 20x loops around.

The last step is to add some extra texture using Shading. This is where we will stitch extra feather yarn onto our existing grassy areas using a different yarn shade. This will create more dimension on your coaster, as though its actually grass!

First you'll be adding some of your lighter green yarn on top of your medium green yarn in the lower section. Stitch little tufts in organic and free flowing ways, using the same weaving technique as Step 3. Don't worry about making it perfect, if you don't like the look you can always remove some shading.

Then you'll take your medium green yarn and stitch little tufts on your light green section above the blue water. You can also blend some of the darker green here as well.


Backing your Coaster

Congratulations on finishing the main part of your coaster! Now you're onto the home stretch, its time to sew the back of your coaster.

There are 2x steps to finishing your coaster, which we show in the below tutorial. First you'll need to roughly trim the canvas edging and sew it down to the back of your piece. 

Then it's time to back your coaster with your felt either with glue or by sewing it. If you're using it as a decor piece or to hang on the wall, it may be better for you to leave it at it's current stage. It will be easier to hang on a wall hook if the back is free from felt.


Sewing your Backing

Our kit includes all of the supplies you need to sew the backing of your coaster.

To sew your fabric you'll want to trace the shape of your coaster so that you can cut out the felt fabric to match the shape. You can do this with a pencil or pen.

You will then need to pin your felt backing to your coaster so you can begin sewing the edges. You can do this by using sewing pins, bulldog clips or even tacking the back with a hot-glue gun. I find bulldog clips the easiest method of holding my coaster to the felt.

Using 3-strands of your cotton thread, begin stitching your canvas to your mossy coaster using a whip stitch. This just means that you will whip your thread around and around the edge of your coaster as you go around. Don't worry if your stitches don't look perfectly neat, they'll blend into the grass on your coaster and won't be visible when you're finished.

Gluing your Backing

If you have any fabric glue handy or a hot glue gun then you can also glue the backing of your coaster. We've included a glue stick for a standard craft hot glue gun, as well as a glue paddle if you have fabric glue.

To glue your fabric you'll simply place fabric glue across the middle of your felt square and place your coaster on top. Allow it to dry so that the coaster is secure - you may want to put a heavy book on top of your coaster to add pressure. Once it's dry you can take a sharp pair of scissors to cut around the coaster. 

You can then top up the glue on the edges, if any sections are lifting up.