This technique worked great for this particular felted wool sweater. After I washed the sweater in hot water to felt it, I discovered it was peppered with lot of holes...this is problematic. I could not use this felted wool sweater to make a handbag/purse or even layered flowers.
However, by cutting the sweater into strips of 1.5 by 18 inches I was able to conceal the imperfections of this sweater and make something out of it.
I folded the strip in half (length wise) and started twisting...
As I went around, I started stitching it to secure the flower as I went along. When I was done, I tucked the tail to the bottom part of the flower. I added beads to the center of the flower. Handstitched each bead.
I also used my Sizzix Die cut Machine to cut leaves.
I cut circles using my Sizzix Die cut Machine. These would be on the botton of the flower. I attached the leaves first, using hot glue. Then the pin and felt circle to the bottom of the flower. The picture below illustrates the back part
I will be posting these new flowers on Etsy in the coming weeks.