Good afternoon. I have been learning the technique of Ganutell. Here I used instructions from the Ganutell Country Flowers Handbook from Gina B Silkworks.
I used yellow stranded cotton to wrap wire and yellow seed beads to create the stamens. As a beginner I really struggle with slinky rayon or silk threads so opted for DMC Coton A Broder 25 thread for the petals – far easier to work with.
I used the shiny green Rayon for the leaves. Tricky to work with but I was chuffed to bits with the results.
It looks lovely alongside one of the pretty butterflies. These were created from the Ganutell Butterflies Kit (Blues) – details blogged previously.
DMC Cotton A Broder 25 (white), stranded Rayon (green), stranded cotton (yellow)
Pale yellow seed beads (size 11)
These are not essential but really useful if you intend to make a few projects. A small piece of florist foam (for holding elements while glue dries), Petal and Leaf Jig and jig top no. 2 (to help shape wires easily and consistently).
I decided to add a tint of colour to the petal tips using silk paints (red and mixing white to create pink). I dampened the petals first to encourage a gentle spread and blending of the colour.
The little vase in this picture was created using my own fabric plus the Vase Heritage Pincushion Kit – also from Gina B Silkworks. The kit contains precision cut cards and full instructions. I fussy cut my fabric to place the motifs around the vase.
I am planning a large Ganutell floral display – so more Ganutell to share with you all soon xxx.