Plumeria is a beautifully scented tropical flower that is sometimes used to make flower leis. It is also called frangipani. Flower colors range from pure white to yellow, pink, red, and orange.
According to tradition in the islands of the South Pacific, a woman who wears a flower behind her left ear is signalling she is married, taken or not available for a relationship. A flower worn behind the right ear signals a woman is available, single or approachable.
These are the colors I used. Diferent shades of wool are blended to make other colors, just like water color painting. Darker colors embellish the lighter colors and create depth.
Five pieces of florist wire were secured into a circle and the wool needled felted first around the wire and then both sides of the petal. Adding yellow and gold colors create depth.
Fold the left side of each petal up a bit to create a realistic petal. Then all of the petals are wired together.
Green roving is needle felted
around the wired stems and
the wired flower is shaped and
The flowers are placed on a big monstera leaf. A paper template is first created and then that is traced on to a piece of flooring underlayment. The roving is placed over it in layers. The resist makes it easier to turn over and felt the other side of the leaf.
The flowers are placed loosely and can be rearranged
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