You know by now I have a real soft spot for felt flowers and I keep my eyes peeled on YouTube for gorgeous tutorials by some very clever makers.
There's nothing more satisfying than making one or many of these beautiful felt florals. And once you have a few of the basics down, it's a wonderful thing to mix and match techniques and styles to make your own versions.
I love using my Sizzix Big Shot to make mine, however there are some great tutorials and methods and patterns for hand cut flowers.
One of my favourite makers Deidre from Flohra Design, has the most beautiful tutorials, using a mixture of handcut and die cut flower pieces. She also supplies a wonderful list of supplies used for each project.
If you want a real challenge, she also has a few master classes which you can join.
This flower was brilliant fun, using the Sizzix Die Flower Layers #15 and one of my 4cm felt balls.
I can see this as a Protea or Artichoke with a colour change.
Another of Flohra Designs gorgeous flowers, I was quite taken by the graduated colour of this lovely felt flower. Using only circles and a 3cm felt ball it's lovely in a solid colour as well.
Again I used my Sizzix cutter with the Circle Framelits die, I only used two sized circles but I'll definitely try it again with three sizes.
Fumika Saku has such a beautiful style of felt floral. With a mixture of hand cut and die cut, her flowers are all based on botanicals with a romantic and sometimes unusual type. I tried her Candytuft flower which has a couple of lovely techniques.
I tried this one with my Sizzix Flower Layers #15 die and added an extra flower onto the top layer. It's just so lovely, I can't wait to try more of her tutorials.
Have fun with these, I'd love to see what you're making. Drop me an email or #thefeltfactorynz onto your posts.
Hi! I'm Rebecca.