After working on different projects I always, as you all know and do too, have all of thiese little scrap pieces left over so the other day I thought about trying to make a brooch. So they ended up looking more like corsages though! LOL! I still think pinned to a sweater and even on a hat or purse would be really pretty too.
Maybe I should have been a florist! LOL! I am having so much fun with these. I love to play around with color!
So I started them out by crocheting a circle in green with cotton yarn to make it sturdy, then did the individual flowers and leaves and sewed them onto the round cotton base. Then I covered the backs with felt and sewed the pins on.
I used cashmere and mohair yarn, but on the white one I was going more for texture than color so I also used angora and silk.
Anyways, here they are:
Now for the tutorial:
I start with a round circle in green cotton (because cotton is very sturdy)
Then I add fringe along the bottom with strands of mohair, I basically just use a yarn needle and tie it on in a knot.
...continuing with the fringe...
I make some flowers in different colors and textures
I like to make one flower bigger than the others to use as a focal point, the main color
I add more flowers and leaves
Now I just love the element of surprise with a bright color so i add these bright pink curls to it
now the small circle flowers need something in the middle so i add some green to it, and I also give the fringe a haircut
Then to finish it off, I just love the dangling ball things and curly doo da's so I add them to the design
Lastly, I need to cut a circle of felt to glue to the back of the green circle I started with, then sew on a pin, I think using a 1 1/2 inch or 2 inch pin works best, and it is finished!