ANOTHER FLOWER TUTORIALMake a knot at the end of the strip. This will be the center of the flower
And its an easy one too. All it really is glue-fold-twist. There are no mistakes!
You start with a backing material (like felt, or heavy muslin). You can use either a clear tacky glue (like the one pictured) or a glue gun (easy& fast but you have to be careful not to burn your fingers like me!) Use a strip of fabric in the color and style you want. The heavier the fabric, the bulkier the flower. The strip of fabric should be 2inches or less by about 12 to 30inches depending how big you want your flower. Fold the 2inches in half and press.
with the knot between your thumb and forefinger, wrap the 'tail' piece around it. make a twist...
this is the twist and fold part, twist and fold.. this is just the little bud part and its easier to start in your hand rather than glue the knot and then twist and fold.
dollop of glue on your stabilizing fabric..
put your 'bud' on the glue, and here you begin the glue-fold-twist. You are folding the flower fabric and twisting the stabilizing fabric. One also might even roll the flower fabric.
glue, fold, twist You do NOT have to have a solid line of glue, you are just tacking it down as often as needed.
glue (over the knot tail) fold, twist
you have been twisting (the stabilizing fabric) in a circle. When you have the size flower you want you will need to cut the end off of the flower fabric...
glue twist AND TUCK the end under the flower
And there is your flower,
when the glue is dry, cut off the excess stabilizing fabric
Make all different sizes!
and get really carried away
and even embellish the middle of the flowers...
and then glue some together in your favorite colors (turquoise and brown) and make a necklace~ for ONE OF YOUR WINNERS
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Thanks for coming! hope it was fun to learn ANOTHER fabric flower!