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My theme this week has been flowers made from fabric, I think I'm looking forward to spring, wishing away these cold winter days.
These flowers are so easy to make but I think look spectacular. I bought organza made from polyester, silk organza won't work, from the local market, only £2 a metre. I chose a few plain colours but also found a couple that were multi coloured, these are particularly good for depth and colour variation when constructing a flower.
For the pattern I cut out three concentric circles, I just drew round drinking glasses and a lid.
It's the melting properties of the manmade fibre that turn the flat circle of organza into a bowl shape. Over the flame of a night light, very carefully (fire hazard alert!), holding the edge of the fabric circle, turn it slowly. This is trial and error, but you soon get the feel for how fast and how far, from the flame, you need to be, to achieve the shape you desire.
When you have made your required amount of 'petals' start to stack them together. The larger petals/leaves at the base of the flower can be slightly offset to mimic real petals. Sew them all together, through the centre. Decorate the centre of the flower with beads and sequins.