I have been promising you a flower making tutorial for some time now. So, I finally put something together. This is a tutorial showing how to tool (shape) fabric flower petals without the use of expensive flower making tools. Even the method I use for stiffening the material is not traditional, being that the petals are stiffened individually. This is not meant to be a comprehensive tutorial on flower making, but it is, I feel, the most important aspect of it. The rest can be figured out by observing how vintage artificial flowers or flowers founds in crafts stores are assembled. There are many wonderful flower making books that can be found on Ebay, and other booksellers' sites. Also, check out the free out-of-print flower making book links to your right under "Speedy Resource Access: Flower Making" on this site.
Please note that the fabric stiffener I used for this project is not the only stiffener that is used to stiffen flowers. I used this stiffener because it better suited the fabric I was using.
Following my video is a video showing how to assemble an artificial flower. Note again, this is not the only method of assembling a flower. Experiment, experiment, research, research, and observe. Have fun!
P.S., Yes the flower above was made with a spoon and awl.