Wired Rose

This rose, when carefully made, is most beautiful and sells for an

exorbitant price. To make the rose as illustrated requires one-quarter

of a yard of satin cut on the bias and one-eighth of a yard of velvet

cut on the bias. If the velvet is one or more shades darker, the result

will be more pleasing.

The rose is fashioned from petals cut like the illustration. The first

three petals are cut from dimensio
s given in the illustration, two

inches long and one and three-quarters inches wide. The next five petals

should be one-quarter of an inch larger, and each succeeding row of five

petals should be one-quarter of an inch larger than the preceding one.

The last row of petals is to be made from the velvet. Cut a piece of the

tie wire long enough to reach around the outside edge of each petal,

plus one and one-half inches. Lay the petals down wrong side up, bend

the wire to the shape of the petal, lay the wire close to the edge and

turn the raw edge over the wire one-eighth of an inch and glue in place

with milliner's glue. Place a light weight on the petals until

thoroughly dry.

Begin assembling the flower by first making a center from some of the

scraps left from the velvet, or yellow rose stamens may be used; fold

several small pieces into bud-like shapes of about one inch in length,

sew strongly and fasten on a loop of the wire six inches long. Keep the

point where all the petals are joined in as small a circumference as

possible. Begin with the three small petals, pleat them at the bottom

into as small a space as possible, and sew to the center with the wrong

side to the center. After they have been arranged, the edges may be

crinkled down somewhat. Add the remaining petals according to their

size. The last row of velvet petals is rather pretty if one or more is

placed with the right side toward the center.