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All the shapes for this issue’s makes
Fold back the top of the
banner to the wrong side by 1.5cm ( /8"). Using one strand of
white embroidery thread, sew it in place using hem stitch, just catching the felt below without going through to the front. Use one strand of thread throughout unless stated otherwise.
Using the templates on page
88, cut seven of Leaf 1, 10 of Leaf 2 and four of Leaf 3 from the light green felt. Cut 18 of Petal 1 from the pink felt, and 15 of Petal 2 from the white felt. Cut one rose from the raspberry felt.
Starting from the outer point,
roll the rose inwards, but don’t
fold over the base just yet. Turn the rose upside down and insert the needle from the outside edge into the centre, pushing it through all the layers. Take it back out to the side, then repeat, making stitches into the centre all the way around the rose. Fold the base over and make small whipstitches around the edges to secure it in place.
Fold the piece of yellow felt in 04 half along the length. Sew the long open edge using running stitch, then make cuts 0.5cm
( ") wide and 0.5cm ( ") deep along the top folded edge. Roll up from one end and join using
small whipstitches to make the flower centre.
Attach one white petal at a
time to the base of the flower centre using whipstitch. After sewing the first five petals, use the rest to fill in the gaps.
Position three pink petals in a
fan shape with each petal slightly overlapping at the base. Make small whipstitches at the base to join them, then repeat to create six pink flowers in total.
Place the wreath template
onto the centre of the banner and draw around it with a fabric marker or similar. Add the leaves and pink flowers across the bottom of the circle line, using the main image on page 7 as a guide, and small stitches at the base to secure them to the banner. Start at one side and work around the circle, overlapping the shapes to hide the stitches.
Sew the rose and white flower
in place as per Step 7, again,
using the main image as a guide to placement.
Using two strands of gold
metallic thread, chain stitch along the remaining visible circle line, following the guide on page 88. To finish, tie the twine to either end of the dowel.