Official photo courtesy of V&A.
On a good evening of drafting a prototype with plenty of folding, pinching and endless bleeding paper cuts, creating a magnificent origami 3D flower ball made of 145 square papers and bits of clear sticky tapes to hold together, surely it was going to be easy when done in fabric. That was a Plan A for a collaboration for V&A Shop’s 12 Days of Blogger Crafty Christmas.
Due to unforeseen circumstance Plan A ceased to exist, such tiny squares for fabric manipulation the idea of folding 145 cotton squares into petals and stitching it together the night before my departure for Hong Kong was deemed absurd, panic stricken Plan B was needed. Thank goodness for my A* GCSE in Textiles, my patchwork skill have come back I’ve created an abstract fortune cookie-esque decoration (inserted with thin wadding) with large bells attached. What do you think?
Thank you V&A Shop for this fun DIY project.