Having sewn a little something for the rest of my family, I decided that I should make something for my dad too. So I asked my nephew, Noah, what Dad’s favorite fish was for fishing. He told me rainbow trout or arctic grayling. So I chose grayling, and thanks to Google Images, here’s what I came up with.
I’m sure you really want to make your own grayling so here are some tips. Search for an image of a grayling to trace. I found my color inspiration here but used a different shape from somewhere else for some reason. Then use gray felt and thread for assembly (DMC 413 – dark pewter gray) plus these colors for the eye, gills, fin – 310 (black), the fin lines – 414 (dark steel gray), and the accent lines – 891 (dark carnation). I had some nice wool felt leftover from a long-ago project and so Dad definitely got the nicest felt out of all the ornaments I made this year!
See all your accent lines first and then put another plain gray grayling on the back and sew around the perimeter with a running stitch (after adding a hanging loop).
Ta da! A grayling Christmas ornament! I’m pretty proud of this little guy. Too bad I don’t live in Alaska. I could probably make a lot of money selling these!