Welcome to the guide for your GRASSY GARDEN 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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Craft Club Co Australia & NZ GRASSY GARDEN Moss Rug Coaster Kit

INSIDE YOUR KIT

Your moss kit includes ...

Materials & Fibre:

⭐ Latch-hooking canvas base

Felt backing

⭐ Feather yarn in 4x colours (brown, dark forest green, grass green and lime green)

⭐ Milk yarn in 5x colours (white, yellow, sage, mint and lime green)

⭐ Bobble yarn in a variegated green colour

⭐  White cotton thread

Tools:

⭐ Pom pom scissors

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

⭐ Weaving needle

⭐ Steel sewing needles

⭐ Glue spatula

Marker pen

Glue stick for hot glue gun (optional)

Learning:

⭐ 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 XL Gold Rug Trimming Scissors are perfect for this kind of project. You can find them here.

Grassy Garden Guide

What you'll find inside your kit:

1. 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 marker pen included inside the kit. Simply lay the canvas on top of your stencil and use the pen 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 at least a 1-inch space between your shape and the edge of the canvas. You could also place the shapes in different areas, if you want your moss to be a bit different to ours.

If you want to make your coaster exactly like ours, follow the below stencil:

Stencil with annotations

Grassy Garden coaster diagram 

2. Weaving your Bobble Yarn

The first area you want to fill in is your bobble yarn. In the above diagram thats indicated by the blue sections. For this you'll need your bobble yarn and your plastic latch-hook.

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

3. Creating your Pom Poms

Next you'll create your pom poms and place them on your canvas. Our video tutorial explains how you can create a standard pom pom as well as a few variations. For this you'll need your milk yarn in your preferred colours and plastic latch-hook. For our coaster we've used 1x large pom pom in yellow and lime green milk yarn, and two smaller sage green pom poms. 

4. Weaving your Feather Yarn

Now it's time to weave in the 'grass' underneath your moss. You'll be using your 4x 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 order of green and brown that we have used, or you can swap your colours around. It's totally up to you!

5. Adding Embroidered Details

The final step in your Grassy Garden coaster is to add your embroidered details. We'll be making daisy flowers on the green grass of our coaster using white milk yarn and our plastic weaving needle. You can also stitch embroidered details using your feather yarn or other colours of milk yarn as explained in our tutorial.

6. 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.

Caring for your piece

Our moss kits are more delicate than our latch-hooked rugs, meaning that they need extra care so that you can enjoy your piece for as long as possible.

Due to their hand-sewn nature we do not recommend ever machine washing them. If they get dirty, handwash only with a delicates detergent and spot clean as needed.

I'D LOVE YOUR FEEDBACK

I'm so excited to bring you these unique textured kits after many months of preparation! I've done my best to create amazing guides and video tutorials to help you along your moss journey.

However, I'm always looking to improve the experience that customers have! So if there's anything you'd like to give feedback on, please let me know. Whether its praise or room-for-improvement, please let me know by emailing me at: 

hello@craftclubco.com

With every new release I want to keep improving our kits. So any and all feedback is hugely appreciated. 🙏

Nakisah xx