• Create a textile brooch "Symphony of autumn leaves"

    The author: Natalia Sidorenko

    After a hot and hasty summer, autumn was quite logical. With damp, spicy air. Gold and purple foliage, with glimpses of tantalizing sun rays. I want to click on a pause and enjoy ... autumn slowness, the most comfortable colors, the beauty of falling asleep nature.

    In our region, autumn is always early and fleeting. The carpet of fallen leaves has long been rustling under our feet. And, going for a walk, we wrap ourselves in a large woolen scarf. Autumn is the most inspired season of the year for me, and I want to forget all its shades in my work. This time it will be a textile brooch in the mixed technique “Symphony of autumn leaves”.

    The brooch will serve as an ornament for a scarf, a snood, a coat, a jacket and so on. Whatever you say, and decorations create a mood for us, make our image harmonious, complete. This brooch in the original performance, called Cinnamon, I did 3 years ago.Since then, she, having transformed a little bit, becomes a favorite autumn brooch 🙂 I will share the process of its creation with you.

    For work you will need:

    • length of flax, about 6 cm in width and 25 cm in length. The length depends on the density of your fabric. For thin tissue, 35–40 cm may be required. For dense tissue, 15–20;
    • cotton yarn (I have Begonia). The yarn should not be too thin (Iris - not suitable, even in 2 additions);
    • lace, cotton;
    • ribbons velvet;
    • natural stones, a button;
    • thread, scissors, hook, round pliers, pins, blank for brooches.

    I cut flax in autumn colors. The strip may be less than 6 cm. This is its maximum size. The wider the cut, the higher the textile flowering. Too much speaker will look a little ridiculous.

    We fold the tissue sections inwards (as an oblique inlay).

    And fold the strip in half, yarn inside the slices.

    We begin to twist the flower, simultaneously fixing, and hemming from below, with a thread to match the tone (or monofilament).

    It turns out that such a textile flower.

    For a flower, we will tie a “cup” which will be a color and decorative accent. Crochet the cup, according to the law of the circle, with gains.In each row, we uniformly add in each sector (I knit n / c with a crochet, I have a circle of 10 sectors). When the diameter reaches the diameter of the textile flower, continue to knit 1 row straight (without increments), forming a side. And the finish is a step by step.

    Textile flower is inserted inside. Sew neat stitches on the eyelets.

    Next, you need to make a basis for the brooch and the backdrop. Both elements will be knitted. From brown cotton Begonia I knit 2 circles. We knit very tightly. We need form stability.

    The diameter of the parts = the diameter of the textile flower.

    Again, we knit according to the law of a circle (4 w, we close into a ring, 1 row - 10 n / c with a cap, 2-20p / st with a cape, 3-30p / c with a cape. Each row is increased evenly by 10 loops).

    When the diameter of the blanks reaches the right, begin to engage the lace. We do this evenly, forming an assembly. In the lace, on the bottom edge there are holes located at the same distance from each other. Through them we will connect. For a lush assembly, we take a distance of about 1 cm, for a less lush one, about 0.5 cm. We insert the hook into the hole in the lace, then into the loop, grab the thread, pull it out, knit it with a connecting loop.

    If the brooch is supposed to be worn on outer clothing, lace (linen and cotton) must be washed beforehand, or at least wet it. Dry, iron. They often shrink more. And if the brooch falls under the rain, the lace will shrink and ruin the look of the jewelry. We make two such elements (base and back). I knit lace in different shades and widths.

    Add velvet ribbons, buttons. Sew on.

    Add a bunch of natural stones.

    Round-nosed twisted into a ring, on the wrong side, pressed parallel to the workpiece. And fix stitches for reliability.

    We combine all the components of the brooches together. Sew on textile element. Close the backdrop, sew.

    I wanted to add a brooch composition with color and details, in the form of two knitted leaves (motifs of Irish lace).

    When all the elements neatly sewn, you can install the workpiece. Blanks for brooches are of two types - glue and sewn. From the glue I have long refused. since, in this case, if the fastener breaks, it is quite difficult to remove the blank without pain. Traces of glue, in any case, will remain. It is very easy to change the stitched blank to a new one.When installing the clasp, try to sew it above, move the center of gravity of the brooch so that it does not lean on the clothes.

    Here is a symphony of autumn leaves I got 🙂

    Thank you all for your attention.


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