see i'm not totally worthless... frayed rosettes tutorial-
-fabric,you can use basically anything silk, cotton, jersey i prefer to use the cheap cotton broadcloth, it's cheap ( like $2 a yard) frays really easy and comes in lots of cute colors. trust me the cheaper fabric is better for these little pretties. This is also a great way to use up your scraps!
-hot glue gun and sticks ( i use a little tiny one because it is easier)
take you fabric and lay it out so that that selvage edge is facing you. snip into fabric a bit to get it started.
take your fabric and start ripping, i prefer to rip because the edges fray up perfectly.
rip until you get a big pile of fabric. then take your fingers and run them all the way down the sides of your strips to fray them up more. vary the length and width to make it interesting.
take your strip and fold it in half, tie a knot right smack in the middle. try to make the knot lay as flat as you can. see how you have a knot with two long ends?
now start twisting the two ends together and then start twisting that into a circle. get your glue gun and dab away. be careful not to get globs of glue on the front side ( like i did). it helps to apply glue closer to the back of the flower
keep on twisting around and around. i try to vary it from a really tight twist to a looser twist so that it looks better. you can kind of go up and over in some areas for visual interest too.
keep going until you have about a half in of fabric left. dab some glue on the back and twist it around so that the end is tucked away nice and tidy like.
make buttloads more while your kids sleep because it's fun, easy and fast and doesn't require you to move much when all you want to do is take a little break. you can even watch days of our lives if you so choose.
can you guess what these are going to be? a little hint at another tutorial perhaps... any questions???