Felt flowers adorn my garden!

This morning I finished the last of the 36 felt flowers for my sister’s lamp and as the latest batch are drying on the range I thought it would be fun to take a picture of some scattered amongst the leaves of my beautiful purple burning bush! 

Felt flowers for Suzanne's lamp

I didn’t find the flowers as tedious to felt as I had been expecting.  Maybe it was the fact that I was only working on 36 and not 450 as previously for Sculpture in Context but anyway I enjoyed playing around with the colours and I hope that Suzanne will be happy with the result.  This afternoon I am intending on punching a very small hole in the centre of each flower then   unscrew the bulbs and refit them around the felt.  I am consistently amazed at how versatile and wondrous a fabric felt is, the fact that wool is fire resistant means that these little lamp shades will be perfectly safe.  When the lamp is fully assembled I promise to take some pictures before it wends its way to Suzanne in Dublin!

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4 thoughts on “Felt flowers adorn my garden!

  1. Gorgeous Nicola,

    Have been making flowers myself for a while now with my class.

    They always turn out beautifully.

    Planning to make a string of flower lights, now Im on it!!

    Nessa

  2. Can’t wait to see the finished lamp, I think I may need one.

    So looking forward to our visit!

    See you soon,

    Kristi

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