I made these felt flowers out of merino wool. They are a perfect addition to any kind of accessory, from a broach to a headband.
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My supplies: various colors of merino wool.
Laying the foundation. I used green to give the flower a more realistic look.
On top of the green, I placed layer upon layer of additional wool, in varying colors. The design possibilities for these flowers are endless. 🙂
Wetting the wool and beginning the felting process.
Once the wool begins to felt, I removed the mesh fabric and began gently agitating the wool to aid the felting process.
I flipped the wool over to fold in the edges for a cleaner look.
Once the felt is ready to be fulled, I snipped the felt to make peddles.
The fulling process allows the peddles to separate and take shape, it also gives me an opportunity to shape the flower into a cone-like shape similar to a real flower.
Here is a finished flower with seed beads in the middle for texture. Please visit my Etsy Shop for ordering information. 🙂 www.eleighb84.etsy.com