FABRIC FLOWERS for MOTHER'S DAY
beads or pearl beads
Quick Grab Tacky Glue
bucket of water
Then light your candle and lightly and very carefully holding one of the circles near the side of the flame to singe the edges of the petal circle.
DO NOT TOUCH THE FLAME WITH THE FABRIC!
Turning the circle to singe the whole piece. Work slowly and keep the piece moving. This step takes a bit of experimenting. Careful not to burn yourself. You may also try carefully holding the petal above the flame, again
NOT TOUCHING THE FLAME.
Also know that different fibers will singe easier than others. You could get a wrinkled egde too this makes for a nice petal.
If it catches on fire simply dip it or drop it in your bucket of water.
*** Be careful when doing this and never leave the candle burning unattended
Do all your circle petals at one time and blow your candle out.
Starting with a large petal, stack them one on top of the other, starting with largest petals and stacking to the smallest. Then with your thread start from the underside and come up through the center of the cluster of petals and add beads. Secure each bead by stitching all the way through the stack of petals, finish underneath with a knot. Next sew a pin clasp to a small circle of felt and finish it by gluing the felt circle to the back of the flower.