Flower Pin Collage
After reading about several craftie’s experiences at fairs, I decided I needed some kind of centerpiece for my booth at the street market. My inspiration for this flower pin bouquet came from my Japanese Grandma’s tissue cover that I found in her basement. She had crocheted it some time ago and it had always been upstairs in use. However, since she passed, someone had moved this centerpiece into the basement. The ribbon had been frayed and torn so I inserted a new ribbon. Luckily, I had a very similar ribbon already at home.

One major flaw of this bouquet is the packing, which I may re-do. Instead of using floral foam, I decided to wind up a ball of yarn. Although it went with the theme of crochet, this caused difficulty in inserting the chenille pipes into the ball of yarn, making the flowers a little wobbly.

Flower pin #1 is the one I generally apply to my Dianne Purse and is made of 100% acrylic. It is reinforced with chenille pipes, which is hidden inside the crochet.

Flower pin #2, #4, and #6 were originally made for my mother to match the shawl I made her for Christmas but I just couldn’t get it to go. They are primarily made out of mohair and sheep wool.

Flower pin #3 is very similar to Megan Mill’s Bourbon Rose with some alterations. They are made of 100% acrylic.

Flower pin #5 was originally made for an amigurumi kitty I made but I decided to accent her with a fabric scarf to emphasize the crochet yarn texture. It is made of 100% acrylic and embellished with gold seed beads.

I made flower pin #7 when I was attempting to work on my sewing technique. I had leftover scraps from a skirt that I made (terribly) and so I decided to make a fabric flower. I like it and may make more but probably smaller ones.

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