Strip of pink tissue paper, 8 inches X 1 1/2 for Petals.
Strip of green tissue paper, 1 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches for Calyx.
1 1/2 yds of yellow crewel wool for stamens.
Piece of wire, 8 inches long for the stalk
Strip of green crepe paper, 8 inches X 1/2 inches for the stalk
Preparation of Materials - Fold the strip of pink tissue paper, 8 inches X 1 1/2 inches, into two equal parts by the dotted lines in Fig. 51.
Fold again, by the dotted lines, into three equal parts (Fig. 52).
Fold once more, by the dotted line A B, into two equal parts (Fig. 53).
A-B (Fig. 54), represents the vertical fold down the middle of the petals.
Curve with scissors as shown by the dotted line.
This, opened out, makes six petals, one must be cut off, as only five are
required; but it is more easy to fold as above, than into five equal parts.
With a fine knitting-needle slightly curl the edges of each petal, as in the
Fold the strip of green tissue paper, 1 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches into two equal parts, by the dotted lines, as shown in Fig. 55; then fold again into three equal parts, by the dotted lines, as shown in Fig. 56, and curve with scissors, by the dotted lines in Fig. 57. Open out, and cut one point off, as only five are required.
Making-up of Flower - Wrap the yellow wool round three fingers of the left hand, until the whole piece is wrapped on. Put one end of the stalk-wire over all these pieces, nip tightly, and twist the two ends of the wire, C and D, together (Fig. 58), then cut the loops of wool at the top.
Take the strip of pink petals, and gather together at the bottom in the right hand, gradually twist round the stalk close to the wool at E, letting the first and the last petal overlap each other just a little (Fig. 59).
Wrap round the bottom of the petals several times with thread to keep them in place. Wrap the strip of green tissue paper for the calyx round the bottom of the pink petals. Fasten with thread and wrap the stem (Fig. 60).
Place the right thumb inside each petal and press outwards at the base to give the natural cup-like formation.
Note - in some of the Roses, press the petals quite back, and in others leave them partly closed.
Arrange in clusters with artificial Wild Rose leaves and pressed ferns. Fig. 61
shows the finished flower.
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