Carol R. Eaton Designs

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Felting - Red Roadeshia!

I have a friend who owns a nursery in Vermont. For as long as I can remember she's been interested in landscape design and has a great eye for combing a variety of flowers to create magnificent bouquets. When it comes to finding that unique combination Trish was known for picking wildflowers from the side of the road. If she was unsure of the name of a plant she would call it a "roadeshia". The freedom to make up names inspired me to create "Red Roadeshia" which is a completely made up flower!

Using red wool roving I created the flowers with the felting technique. Each center was filled with silk gauze and quilted. The stems are hand dyed fabric with a commercial backing. It's a simple but fun design... do you have your own version of a roadeshia?

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