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Are you frustrated by all the flat, shapeless flowers you've been felting and seeing on Google Images? I was too! I spent hours and hours experimenting and perfecting my technique to make life-like, 3D blooms. Learn the secrets to fabulous flowers in this 51-page instructional eBook, packed with more than 150 color photographs.
"Floral Bouquet" takes you by the hand and leads you through the creative process of wet felting 6 basic flower styles from start to finish using merino wool roving. Easy-to-understand instructions and lots of helpful tips guide you through the process.
Make your own:
- star flower
This tutorial can be used by a complete felting newbie or a more experienced felter.
Felt may be the oldest textile known to man but contemporary felt is anything but old-fashioned! Let Felt Evolution help you 'Felt Like You Never Felt Before'.
eBook sections are as follows:
* Flower Index
* Felting Facts
* The Secrets To A Fabulous Flower
* Color Inspiration
* Floral Inspiration
* Making The Flower - Basic Method
* Step 1: The Stamens
* Step 2: The Leaves
* Step 3: The Petals
* Step 4: Positioning the Stamens
* Step 5: Putting It All Together
* Step 6: Felting The Flower
* Step 7: The Pinch Test
* Step 8: Shaping The Flower
* Step 9: Shocking and Shaping
* Step 10: The Finishing Touches
PART II - More Flower and Leaf Designs
* Lily, Hibiscus and Chrysanthemum
* HELP!!!! Troubleshooting
* Show Off Your Felted Flowers
'Floral Bouquet' eBook. Copyright ©2014 Felt Evolution
Written pattern and photographs are copyright protected. This material may not be copied, reproduced, distributed by email or resold without permission from Felt Evolution. Please be respectful of this. You are welcome to sell the items you make from this pattern. If you sell them online, please give me credit by mentioning FeltEvolution.com. Thank you.
21.5μM merino wool roving in green and colors of choice for petals and stamens.
2 x 12" x 12" squares of bubble wrap
2 x 12" x 12" squares of bubble wrap with a 2" diameter hole cut in the center.
12" x 12" square of nylon scrubbie (heaviest weight) mesh (from a local craft store in the tulle section)
A foam pool noodle OR a rolling pin OR a plastic soda bottle filled with water OR a 2" dowel rod
3 ties - use knee high nylon tights or 3 strips of nylon fabric
A spray bottle
A plastic grocery bag
A ridged surface: A bamboo rolling mat (a placemat or sushi rolling mat will work), a boot tray or bubble wrap will suffice.
A pair of sharp scissors
A large-eyed needle (eg darning needle), knitting needle or skewer