Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Raffia Flower Tutorial

Hello

I hope somebody still visits my blog.

I am not going to write much details about my private life on this blog, but there is something I have to share because it does affect my crafting a lot; I have been having problems with my employer for several months now (working but not being paid) and finally have been laid-off from my job a week ago. That puts lots of pressure and put me a bit down and off crafting, but I am coming back to it slowly.

Now back to the tutorial. This flower is inspired by most recent releases by Prima. I figured out two ways of making them,  one way is very fiddly, and I just could not manage to do it and take photos at the same time, might do video once, but I am not that brave at the moment. So I will show you my second option:

You will need:
  1. Raffia
  2. A pair of scissors
  3. Bigger jump ring or some ring made of wire  
  4. Glue gun,
  5. Paper circle, and some flower centre
  6. Optional: Crochet hook and mist and/or paint 

  • Cut raffia into pieces at least 2.5 times longer then you want diameter of your flower to be. I'd say, about 30 of these is needed.

  • Fold each piece of raffia into half and crochet (hm mm.. is that a right word, I am not sure, but I thing the photos show what I mean) it onto your ring. keep doing this until the flower is dense as desired.
  •  Then take some template circle and trim the flower to the desired size and shape. Glue gun paper circle on the back side and chosen flower centre on the front of the flower.

And this is all for now. I hope this will be useful.

Be back later

Svjetlana xx



8 comments:

  1. These are great! Thanks so much for showing us how to make these pretty flowers ... now I've got to get my hands on some rafia!

    Carole x

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  2. Hey! I'm glad you are back. Thanks a lot for the tutorial!!! kissinia

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  3. Hi Savjetlana!

    Firstly, I am so very sorry to hear about your job, poor you! I really hope you can get things sorted out soon, perhaps you could phone CAB and get some advise on that.

    Your flowers are wonderful!!! You are very talented, and please keep blogging, everything you make is always beautiful!

    Sending you hugs and sparkles
    Suzie xxxx :)

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  4. Sorry to hear about the work situation, I know from experience how difficult it can be :( The only positive thing I can say about being out of work was that it gave me some time to scrapbook, and MADE me use my old stash.
    Love your raffia flowers.

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  5. sorry to hear about work svjetlana, sending you lots of sparkles and hope it sorts itself out...

    love these flowers they are fab and I have some raffia too, thanks for this, take care...xx

    maria xx

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  6. Lovely Flowers I need to get some raffia. So very sorry to hear about your job ((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))Keep crafting. If we are honest , none of us probably need to ever spend another penny on supplies ;) It most definitely keeps me sane(ish) xx

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  7. Love your flowers...and the tutorial is good.
    Love,
    Donka
    xox

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  8. =) think the word you were looking for was 'weave' it on the ring =D really nice though. you can get loads done in such a short amount of time.

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