A flower, a ring, a scarf closer...... whatever it serves.
This ruffled wool felt flower I have been teaching groups or shared with like-minded friends. It's easy to make without thread or needle, all finished with a loop in one off.
Some friends asked me the steps. I'm pleased to share.
簡易波浪羊毛花製作, 無須針線, 完成可作絲巾或手花配飾.
With the loop as a ring
With the ring as a scarf closer
A multi-purposes wool flower making with resists follows.....
With the simple materials you can make it.
6g wool top or fleece and little colorful yarn as stamen
A net and bubble wrap as working sheets
Cut another 2 pieces round circle resists from bubble wrap, each dia 11cm with center hole cut off 4cm. Below I just call the circle "resist" for short.
Place a round resist on working bubble wrap.
Pull small amount of fibre and lay in radiate direction over the round resist, fine to have the excess tuft of fibre beyond the resist, spray soapy water over it.
Turn over fibre with the resist.
Fold the tuft of fibre inward to enclose the whole resist.
Pull small amount of fibre over this side. Wet it and turn over.
Fold the tuft of fibre to enclose the whole resist again.
Put the second round resist over the just fibre wrapped resist.
Lay fibre over the round resist with tuft of fibre fold back (tuck under the margin of resist) but not to enclose the resist. So there is only one enclosed resist and one resist just has one layer of fibre over it. Thereafter will have three layers of petals (details to follow).
Wet the fibre then put a little yarn as stamen.
Cover with net and rub with soapy hands for 20 counts both top and bottom.
Pull small amount of fibre to make a ring loop. Wet the middle with soapy water but with two ends dry. Gently roll the fibre between the palm and three fingers till it becomes a bit firm.
Then radiate out both ends from the centre and attach on the enclosed resist.
Put very small amount of fibre through the ring as glue.
Cover a net, gently rub the ring loop and the upper side.
Take out the net and insert soapy finger to rub all the area round .
Wrap up with bubble sheet and roll for 40 counts, open and do the other side same counts.
Insert the middle finger to do more rubbing till it fixed.
Cut the enclosed resist with scissors along the circle with a margin of 1/4cm of the under petal. so as to make three slightly different size petals.That is the under petal is a bit bigger than the middle one.
Now are three petals. Gently rub the petals to thinner and with thumb or middle finger to do more rubbing till all felt
At this point the three petals should be firmly attached to the core. Stretch the petals sideway with soapy fingers, way like to may a "fan". This will make a nice ruffled, rippling flower.
Note : only the radiated direction of wool fibre laying can make nice ruffled flowers. If crossed that will limit the stretch.
Rinse and pinch the stamen, a double petals flower is done.
A scarf closer......
A finger ring or simply a flower, all done in one off.
Simplified steps of making
This simple ruffled flower I can make in 30 minutes without Mogi's distraction.
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