I've been busy at work making Le brûlé augmenté or The Burnt Rose.
I cut lots and lots of fabric circles... including tulle, organza, silk, chiffon... I don't measure the size of circles, I just cut some big and some small. I work assembly line style so I will cut anywhere from 100-200 fabric circles at a time. I also experiment with different fabrics- some will not burn but melt... you just have to find what you like!
Then I set aside an evening of burning the edges. I found it is easiest to do so over a tea light. And it is as easy as just burning around the edges!!
Then I start layering the fabric... I use lots of tulle... I put tulle between almost each petal... and my average layer stack is 16-20 layers of tulle and fabric. I straight pin them together... often going back and adding more to the less full flowers.
Then with embroidery floss or quilt thread I sew them together with a simple "X"... and add a pearl, button, bead to the center.
The possibilities are endless of where to use Le brûlé augmenté... headbands, brooches, in scrabooking layouts, on slippers, in statement necklaces...
I gave one to Joanna at Petticoats and Parasols and she wore it in a headband to the Cupcake outing....
Jody sent me this fabulous pearl bracelet with one of her roses on it... I LOVE IT...
After teaching Lori to make the flowers she put her own twist on them and added them to her sweet Flower Children
It is very easy and fun... just be careful burning the edges... I have a couple battle scars!! Enjoy yourself!
Thanks for looking!!
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