I’ve made a lot of flowers recently but still wanted to make one more but as a gift this time. In my head I had visions of palest pink with many petals so was quite surprised to find myself laying out fibre in purples and oranges. I should have just gone with the idea but took a look through my stash of dyed fibres and was distracted.
I laid out a Merino/Silk blend followed by a layer of purple and then a carded layer of purple, blue, orange and red. It didn’t feel right that the back of the petals should be plain. Over half of the fibre I laid some red and blue striped crystal organza and then turned it into a pre-felt.
Laying the pre-felt aside I felted a multi green stem in which I put wire to keep it very stiff. This will be part of a bouquet which may be stood in a vase. I then cut out 3 circles of pre-felt and attached them together with the stem.
Although it’s a little dark I am pleased with the finished flower and the blended colours.
The blue in the organza shows up very well in the sun and adds a little sheen across the inner petals. There’s no fabric on the back layer of petals.
Against all that lovely blue it just had to be orange beads for the centre.
It’s not yet quite dry but it will be by the time I hand it over. Whilst making this I made another one as a brooch which will be in my shop very soon.