Having been out for a 5 mile walk this morning, enjoying what was a lovely Spring day, here in Northumberland, I’ve been spending the afternoon, experimenting with making woollen flowers. Woolfest will be announcing plans very soon, to ask everyone to bring a woollen flower along to the event, and I’m working on making some crib sheets for how to do this for the Wool Clip shop, and to go on the website.
I’m really pleased with this rolled wool flowers. which I’ve made from a piece of felted wool jumper. It’s really easy, and would make a great rainy day activity. Here’s how
- Draw round something round and cut a circle from your piece of felted wool. You will be able to experiment with size.
- Cut a spiral into the circle, starting narrower at the outside, and getting wider towards the middle. The outer of your spiral will be the centre of the flower.
- Beging to roll the spiral, starting from the outside,
- This is what it looks like when you have finished. The very end of your spiral can be used to cover the rough edges of the back.
- Cut a couple of leaves from green felted wool.
- Pin everything in place, with the leaves tucked under the last part of the spiral.
- Sew around the edges using blanket stitch. You could also use a hot glue gun, or fabric glue, but I prefer to sew.
- Sew on a brooch pin and there you go, a quick and easy woollen flower brooch. I guess you could sew a bead in the centre too if you have one.
I’ll be getting some kits made up for The Wool Clip shop, or send me a message here and I can get one to you. Happy crafting.