Thursday, May 13, 2010

Frayed Fabric Rose

(Thanks Aleisha for the tutorial I originated with over at her blog!)
Time Needed: 5
Level of Difficulty: easy
Materials Needed: fabric, cut into a strip that is 1 1/2 inches by 24 inches (you can adjust if you want a bigger or smaller flower), felt, glue gun, bead

Fold your fabric in half the lengthwise. Tack down one end somewhere so that the fabric is stationery and start twisting it. If you are using heavy fabric like wool or denim, just go ahead and start twisting - don't worry about the fold-over! Once the fabric is twisted, begin rolling it like a pinwheel. Roll until the rose is completed. Put a smear of glue on the felt and tack the flower down (this will keep it from unraveling - I've seen others do this with thread, but hey, I'm lazy). Cut the felt so that it cannot be seen from the front. Glue the bead in the center. Voila - a pretty rose for you!

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