I will be demonstrating velvet and fabric blossoms, Saturday night at the International Quilt festival in Long Beach.
Guests will get a handout from 14 different teachers including me!
Cost only 15.00
So here is a velvet bloom to try yourself.
I always iron interfacing to the back of the velvet first.
Cut one flower shape, 4 net circles a bit bigger, and find a center, stamen or bead or trinket.
Cut small hole in middle, layer one net on top of velvet and the other three nets go underneath.
Run a big gathering stitch around the hole, stitching should go across base of each petal.
Insert stamen and pull up thread and tie off.
Take the bloom to a candle and holding above flame, singe the tulle. Be careful!
It will curl and wrinkle and look really cool!