If you like sewing, like I do, this is a very well kept secret... at Leather lane, in the middle of the street market, there is a little charity shop where tales say that some famous tailors take their left overs and donate them to be sold to the general public... I have found lots of tressures for a couple of quid... http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1225/8005.php
So much so, that in one of my trips to the Saint Martin´s school of design shop, I decided to buy some felt to make my own version....
Hers was made of 5 petal flowers arranged very carefully, but I decided to go for a 4 petal option and a more "experimental" spiral like arrangement... I have written a "how to" ... I hope the instructions are "readable" to all...
Front view (target)
Back view (target0
Cut pattern (Rough overall dimensions 10 x 10cm)
Set up the piece of felt to ensure you can fit the 6 pieces you need.
fold each piece in half, and then again in half
TIP: Make sure you do not squash the petals; otherwise you will have a flat flower...
Stitch the shape together... repeat for all pieces
Firstly, place 4 of them in a spiralling shape making a full "circle". When you are happy...fix them.
Once you have the overall shape, use the last 2 parts to top up the flower...