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Folded rose

Waiting for the real spring to come over I’ve spent some time and created few flowers using the technique called folded rose. The pattern and inspiration was the book I’ve already mentioned here, in some earlier post.

It is not difficult to make it. I used the kind of fabric that once folded was a bit tough to stitch it. The top of my fingers hurt a bit now because of pushing the needle was not an easy job. I consider buying a special tool to make my life easier…

Well, going back to the tutorial, here are today’s actors:

1. You need: fabric, scissors, needles, pins, thread, tailoring meter or anything that can help you to measure, tailors chalk

2. Measure 10 x 110 cm stripe and cut along of the fabric piece. Here I cut 2 different coulours as I plan to create 2 flowers:

3. Take the stripe and fold in both long sides that way that they meet at the center of the stripe. To keep them folded you either iron it or you can pin it for a while:

4. Twist the stripe at 45 degrees angles till the end of the stripe.

In this case I used some pins to help the fabric to stay folded:

6. When the whole stripe is folded, we can start to stitch it. We start to stitch along with one short side and continue with a long side:

After all it’s stitched you can start to gather tightly the fabric:

7. At this point you are almost done and start to form the rose:

You can choose to leave it like this or you can add a bead in the center. Sew it on the back carefully to catch all the layers but to still keep the shape of the flower. Then you apply a brooch pin and that’s all! Voila, here it is a yellow rose! Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2011 in Fabric Flowers, tutorial, Uncategorized

 

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Autumn light and playing felt

I discovered lately the fun to play with pure wool and transform it in a consistent material. I was using both wet felting and needle felting, alone or in combination with the other method. These are my first attempts and you can see the shy-childish shape of the pattern. However this makes me happy as looks that there is room for improvement and being on the right direction will drive me to very good and improved results. Yes! I am optimistic as I really liked doing these little things during one weekend.

Now what I need is time, mood and some inspiration to develop my ideas into nice pieces. To be continued.

1. An open semi-bag. At the end I arranged it in a shape of box to keep my cream tubes

 

 

2. A traditional bag made using the same pattern but having a flap. It is still work in progress, I have to add the handles.

 

 

3. A flower made using wet felting and the finishing colours are done by needle felting.

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2010 in Others, Uncategorized

 

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Week 2 project – Organza flowers

Today I decided to post another simple flower. I thought this would be nice to offer as a present to a granny or for myself to wear it with a not very sophisticated dress, one evening while having a dinner out. Can be used as a brooch, attached to a pin or ribbon and wear it in hear or for non-conformists, attached to the shoes.

1. You need:

– fabric, preferable organza or tule, however the kind of fabric containing plastic;

– scissors;

– needle and pins;

– thread;

– candle;

– beads;

– a bit more patience.

2. Cut circles from the fabric. You would need 4 sizes x 4-5 pieces.

3. Now you need to light up your candle. It is good to stay in a place without wind to have the candle’s flame not moving. Take one by one the circles and closed up to the fire let them melt a bit. Be careful as containing plastic, the fabric is melting very fast and it might happen to burn more than you want.

4. After you finished all circles, you can try to build up your flower. You can use some pins to put together all petals.

5. Choose some beads you like and using needle and thread start to make stitched to fix the petals. After you are almost done and satisfied with the result start to add in the middle the beads, one by one if they are a big size or 4-5 together once if they are tiny.

6. Some more stitches and you are done. Voila! 

That’s all! Have fun!

 
 

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Welcome to Fabric Flowers blog

Hello traveler,

This is a tentative of blogging and communicating with people from all over the world and sharing experience, tips, techniques on fabric flowers’ hand making process with the ones that are same passionte as I am about creating something with their own hands.

My first attempt here is to share my creations and get feedback from you about the way they look, the colours and techniques I used. What do you like most, what should be improved and at the end, if one of these flowers would be for sale which one you would like to purchase?

And not forgetting about politness, few words about me. My name is Claudia and I can define myself being an easily adaptable person: born in Romania, lived in Finland, now working in Czech Republic and then, who knows which will be the next station. I started this hobby of hand made fabirc flowers from a deep need of creating something with my hands. I am working in an IT company and everything I do it is virtual – communication, human interaction, daily tasks…

I will start posting a flower a week and I will be more than happy to get in touch with you for comments and feedback.

I kindly ask you to not use the pictures and content of this blog for publishing or profit activities without my approval.

Have a great day,

Cheers,

Claudia

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Posted by on June 15, 2010 in Uncategorized