Freeform Flower

I think this is one of those posts where pictures say more than 1000 words. This was my process for creating a 3D felt flower out of the scraps leftover after creating my first flower from a single piece of thick pre-felt.

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This is the base of the flower, upside down, since I’m forming the bottom of the batt.

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Lay some scraps on top of the tiny little batt.

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Add a little yellow for the stamen.

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Put the dowel in the middle, pour hot, soapy water on the middle and load up the bubble wrap.

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Wrap up the flower; roll, roll, roll.

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Unwrap often to check the progress; pull apart the leaves if they start to stick to each other too much. The petals of this flower look very wispy because I started with such a thin batt.

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Stop when it looks finished. I needle felted several flowers and some buds made out of scraps to a long, thin felt rope; then added some freshwater pearls and called it good.

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2 Responses to “Freeform Flower”


  1. 2 lynn kenady Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Beautiful flowers! Would like to try these sometime. Thank you for your expertise.

    Lynn


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