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Now, I thought I had better pop another project, again from my weekend at Ali Pally working with the fibres. This time we are going to make a fibre flower. So easy, and the fibres look amazing which ever colour you seem to use. Now this time you need to make your fibre sheet slightly thicker than normal. I made it round(ish), and ironed it on both sides to make sure it was properly welded together. Trim off any ratty bits around the edges keeping the basic circle shape (don't be worried about it being perfect). Now cut a spiral as you would when making a normal paper flower, keeping a large circle in the centre to sit the flower on when finished. Starting from the outside of the spiral start to coil. To make it neater in the centre I trimmed off the ratty bit at the end as well. I also folded the sheet as I was coiling, so you do not have a neat fibres edge showing, but a folded edge. It makes the flower more substantial. Coil until you get to the centre then glue with strong double sided, and pinflair, to make sure it holds in place. Using pinflair gives you a chance to adjust the flower so it sits as you want it. If you prefer you can always hold it with a few stitches.
Viola. A lovely shiny flower.