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Regal Rose Pin taught by Arlene Baker

I love roses. I am not alone. Throughout history, art and literature turns again and again to roses as images of innocence, romance and beauty. Love-struck suitors, poets, and authors write sonnets and letters that can make you swoon. Innumerable artists, from weekend painters to the most accomplished masters, have tried to capture the subtleties of color, texture and shape apparent in this the most beautiful of flowers. This workshop offers you an opportunity to try your hand at creating, with sumptuous fabric, a glorious, ever-lasting rose that rivals the best of them. Enjoy the magic!

Luxurious silk and rayon velvet, sized and laminated to silk organza, is heated to form between the flower and leaf molds. The velvet flower petals are molded, cut, trimmed, wired and then layered to make the flower. Light and airy silk organza is sized with stiffener and molded while “wet”; the petals are then cut and trimmed the same way. Glued one by one to the velvet petals, they add softness to the design. The leaves are molded, trimmed and stemmed with wire. Vintage-style embellishments similar to those found on vintage millinery flowers of the 1930s include a handmade flower center, glittering “rhinestone” dew drops and leaf stems wrapped with paper. The back of the flower is finished with a hand-cut velvet medallion.

Class Time: 1 session, 7 hours with a lunch break. It is suggested you either bring a sack lunch or visit one of the many wonderful restaurants within walking distance.

Maximum class size: 12 people

Supplies needed: ** Supply list will be sent via email after registration

Prerequisites: Threading a needle and basic hand stitching

Fee: $75