The silk lotus flower is easy to construct, but looks very luxurious. You can make it in any size, but pick fabrics that tend to be stiff, like silk taffeta or dupione. You can singe the edges of the petals with a flame, or just leave the cut edges raw. After you master the basic technique, you can experiment with different petal shapes.
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Posted on Aug 3rd, 2009 in design, online extras, All How-To, embellishments