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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Burned Fabric Flowers...and Snow???

I've tried my hand at burned fabric flowers! You need to be very very careful making these, other than that...it's very simple and you probably have everything you need to make them already. Cut some wobbly circles in different sizes, at least 3 for each flower. I've used 6 and 7 circles on some. This fabric I've used all melts nicely, except the wool blend brown plaid. On some I cut out circles of tulle; that didn't melt good for me, so I decided to just leave the edges alone on those. I used a candle to melt my fabrics....just keep it in the flame and not above the flame where the soot is.


Here's a nice burgandy one. I used 5 melted circles layered together. I sewed it in the center with needle and thread and pulled tight to gather it; then i sewed several strands of 5 gold seed beads for the center. Will make a nice lapel pin!


And these are some different ways I put them together. The black one is coat lining with black tulle and a single gold bead in the center. Pearls make very nice centers,too!

have fun!
kudzu
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we've had some snow and sleet today...wow! hehe....that just shuts down the whole county, so no school tomorrow.
stay safe and warm and dry
cherry

5 comments:

Brushed By An Angel said...

Hi Kudzu, the flowers are very pretty, I am afraid I would burn them if I tried it.

The Florida Panhandle is expecting snow also - can you believe it. I haven't seen snow since 1994 and that was just a little bit. They have shut down the schools and a lot of people are staying home from work - a real SNOW DAY!!

CiNdEe said...

Lovely flowers! You are so creative!!!!!(-:
Snow??? well have a fun time with that!!! (-:

Vintage Christine said...

Hey! You sure are nice following my former blog, Kate Spike's Spot, but why not follow my Vintage Christine blog instead--I don't post on the Kate Spike blog any longer. I also did a post about the Saints big win--don't live in Louisiana but am just over the border in Mississippi. C'mon over and visit my new blog!! Chris

Amanda said...

I can't wait to try this technique! These flowers are soooo beautiful-- love this!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I think they turned out fantastic.