This weeks creative prompt word is rose.
I like to make pincushions out of 100% wool that I pick up at resale shops and felt and am a firm believer that you can never have to many pincushions. Usually I fold strips in half and roll them but have made roses before out of strips of ribbon so why not do the same with the felted wool?
First I made the rose by sewing a couple of strips together and rolling the folded strips, tightly at first (the middle of the rose) and then more loosely as it gets bigger - all the while tacking it down and scrunching it up with a needle and thread to not only hold it together but to make it have the folds. I then toke some green felted wool and cut 2 large leaf like chunks and folded them, scrunching and tacking with thread. Now it needed something to sit on.
|to keep the recycle theme|
I took a top from a
laundry soap bottle
|then cut out a circle from some|
brown home dec fabric
and put elmers glue all around
the inside of the cap and then
wrapping the fabric over the cap.
|then more tacking with needle and thread of the rose to the|
base (or flower pot if you will)
Voila! a pincushion rose