Fresh Felt Flowers Class Plan

by Lynne Farris

Blooming Magic!: Classic Calla Lily Bouquet

Class description:
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.

Fresh Felt Calla Lily Bouquet Project supplies:

  • 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

Advance preparations:
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:

  1. Make templates for the Calla petal, stamen and leaf using the patterns from the pullout section.
  2. Arrange and pin together fabrics and trace templates onto fabrics
  3. Make the petal, leaf, and stamen, then cut out.
  4. Attach the stamen to the stem.
  5. Attach the petal and sculpt to form lily around the stamen
  6. Attach the leaf to the leaf stem