by Lynne Farris
Blooming Magic!: Classic Calla Lily Bouquet
Create a beautiful floral accent for your home while learning the basics of felt flower sculpting using the easy techniques featured in Fresh Felt Flowers by Lynne Farris.
Approximate class time:
One 3-hour session is all you'll need to complete this stunningly beautiful home accent.
What each student will get:
You'll take home your finished dimensional Calla Lilly and leaf, ready to display in a bud vase.
- Required text: Fresh Felt Flowers by Lynne Farris
- Tracing paper and cardstock for creating templates
- Glue Gun and glue sticks
- White or ivory felt: 2 squares 8" x 8" for lily
- Green felt: 2 rectangles 6" x 10" for leaves
- Yellow felt: 1 strip 3/4" x 7" for stamen
- Pale yellow felt or faux suede trim (fringed): 1 strip 1" x 2" for flower
- Medium green felt: 1 strip 1 1/2" x 24" for flower stem cover
- Dark green felt: 1 strip 1 1/2" x 24" for leaf stem cover
- 1/4 "diameter stem: 2 pieces, 24"
- Covered florist wire: 2 pieces 12" long
Teacher should be familiar with materials and techniques covered in the Basic Techniques chapter.
During the class:
Following the instructions in Fresh Felt Flowers, p. 37, demonstrate how to:
- Make templates for the Calla petal, stamen and leaf using the patterns from the pullout section.
- Arrange and pin together fabrics and trace templates onto fabrics
- Make the petal, leaf, and stamen, then cut out.
- Attach the stamen to the stem.
- Attach the petal and sculpt to form lily around the stamen
- Attach the leaf to the leaf stem