Morning Glories





Cut a circle of paper four inches in diameter. One quarter section of

this will be the pattern for a morning glory. The circle may be larger

if desired, but the size should depend somewhat upon the material used.

These dimensions are for a small blossom made of taffeta silk or

organdie. If made of velvet or heavy silk, the pattern should be much

larger.



Lap the straight edges one-eighth of an inch in and paste in place. This

makes a cone. Cut a piece of tie wire six inches in length, lap one end

over several knots of yellow baby ribbon and twist securely. Push the

other end of wire through the cone from the inside and draw the knots

down into the point. Make a short bend in the wire at the lower point of

the blossom on the outside to prevent its slipping down on the wire. The

upper edge of the cone may be rolled over a piece of tie wire and pasted

if necessary; usually it stays in place without either sewing or

pasting. The edge should be stretched slightly. Organdie or taffeta silk

will stay rolled into place without the tie wire. Water color is used

most effectively on these flowers to make the shading as true to nature

as possible. If made of velvet they may be sewed down flat on a hat at

the side joining, when a large stamen of twisted ribbon or chenille may

be made to cover the joining in the cone.





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