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Time consumimg, but oh so worth it!
I had been searching for ages for instructions on how to make a felted rose, when I found the 'Clover' mold in Hobbycraft. The felting itself is time consuming, allow 15mins per large petal, but working in front of the tv means time flies (and needles break, you still have to watch what you're doing!). Assembling the pieces together takes no time at all, I went from seperate pieces to complete rose in 5 mins!

The link below doesn't take you to project instructions, but to the Clover website page showing the rose mold.

Posted by Tamsinodile from Dorking, England, United Kingdom • Published See Tamsinodile's 10 projects »
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  • How to make an object plushie. Needle Felted Rose - Step 1
    Step 1

    Place the mold on the foam, and gently pull tufts of roving off the main strand.

  • How to make an object plushie. Needle Felted Rose - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stuff the roving into the mold to the top.

  • How to make an object plushie. Needle Felted Rose - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start stabbing at the roving using your felting tool. Once it has flattened by about a half, add some fine strands of pale pink roving to give detail. Keep stabbing...

  • How to make an object plushie. Needle Felted Rose - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once your shape has felted down to about 0.5cm thick, take off the mold, flip the felt over, pop it back in the mold and stab some more! You know when the shape is done when it is quite hard, and there are no major pieces of loose roving. The edges will always be a bit fluffy.

  • How to make an object plushie. Needle Felted Rose - Step 5
    Step 5

    For this rose you will need 5 x large petals, 4 x medium petals, 2 x small petals, and 2 x leaves.

  • How to make an object plushie. Needle Felted Rose - Step 6
    Step 6

    To assemble the rose, start with the small petals, lay one half way over the other and stab them at the base so they bond.

  • How to make an object plushie. Needle Felted Rose - Step 7
    Step 7

    Twist the petals around each other so they look like they are hugging, and stab at the base to hold them together.

  • How to make an object plushie. Needle Felted Rose - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat for the medium and large petals, overlap, then stab. Leave a gap between the first and last petal as shown....

  • How to make an object plushie. Needle Felted Rose - Step 9
    Step 9

    ...so that you can overlap them and create a 3D shape when stabbed together.

  • How to make an object plushie. Needle Felted Rose - Step 10
    Step 10

    Place the small petals inside the medium ones, and stab in the centre to hold. Place both on to the large petals, again stab in the centre to hold. Lastly place the leaves behind the rose, and stab from the back to hold them in place.

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Mohi A.
Mohi A. · Cedar Park, Texas, US · 1 project
Thank you so much! You have no idea how much I needed this Happy
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