♥ Summer Daisy Garland ♥
This garland is made up of crocheted daisies, leaves, a long green crocheted
chain and some florists wire.
Wool used : Sublime Egyptian Cotton.
I found the daisy pattern on Ravelry
As I wanted a solid look to my flowers I stitched the petal chains
together at the back of each flower.
The leaf pattern was also from Ravelry.
I made leaves in two different greens to add depth to the garland.
For the garland chain I used the two green wools chained together
and made to the required length.
I placed the garland on a large work surface and pinned the flowers and leaves in to place.
They were then stitched into place with a needle and thread.
To help the flowers and leaves keep their shape and to add a little stiffness I blocked
them and then sprayed them with Fablon ( Ironing Starch ).
Once dried from the blocking I carefully threaded a long piece of thin florists wire
through the long backing chain.
This not only gives strength to the garland but allows you to shape
the loops as required.