This fabric flower is one I found in an old text I had, and I decided to try it–the instructions in the text were, shall we say, lacking. It can be made from ribbon, or from a strip of fabric. If you choose the fabric strip, you’ll have to finish the edges.
First, a definition: Ribbon width as unit of measure. Candice Kling, in her excellent book The Artful Ribbon, came up with the idea of using the width of the ribbon, as the unit of measure, when demonstrating her techniques. This is an excellent idea, which enables you to create any of her pieces in the book in any scale you desire. I will use the ribbon width as unit of measure here as well.
For this demonstration to photograph well, I’ve decided to cut a strip of taffeta, 3″ wide. The length of this strip is…
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