Stocking Flowers.

A stocking, sometimes referred to as hose, is a close-fitting, variously elasticĀ  garment covering the foot. Stockings vary in color and trasparency.

Materials Required.

1. Multi Colored Stockings (Depending upon the Color of Flower you need )

2. Green colored Stocking for leaves.

3. Thin Wire for petals

4. Median Wire for Buds and Pollens

5. Green Tape

6. Thread ( color of Stockings )

7. Gauge Box

8. Cotton

Process :

We will make 8 types of Flowers that are listed in a tabular manner below .

The flowers will comprise of petals , leaves and bud/pollen.

Petal Types :

1. Simple Petal of Size 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 .

2. Top Curled Petal ( Curled on the top )

3. Curled Petal ( Curled completely)

4. Curled and Pulled ( Combination of 1 and 3 )

1.

Here is what a gauge box looks like. You need to twirl the wire around the gauge box to take a measurement and then close the wire end by winding around each other.

Gauge Box of for Size 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Gauge Box of for Size 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Above its shown how the wire is rounded across the gauge box to make petals of equal size.

Creation of Buds and Pollens :

To create a Pollen or a Bud , take a median wire ( thicker than one used for petals ) and create a loop at the top ( U shaped ).

To create a Pollen , place the pollen in the loop and tie it with a thread to the wire.

To create a Bud , place some cotton over the loop and cover it with stockings ( left over from petals) and tie it with thread to the wire as shown.

Making Petals :

TakeĀ  a thin wire and cut out several pieces of approximately 6″ length from it. Keep it aside.
Now take one of the 6″ piece wire and fold it to get an oval shape.
Make it look like a heart shaped petal, by dipping the centre of the oval a bit and pulling on either sides with your hands.
You may create “Top Curled” by rolling the wire over median wire in the center only.
You may creadte “Curled and Pulled ” by rolling the entire wire over the median wire. Then remove the petal wire from the median wire and straigten it by pulling.
You may create “Curled ” as per the previous procedure but donot pull this time.

Creating Leaves also has the same procedure ( refer heart shaped ) you need to dip at the center this time.

Top Curled

Top Curled

Heart shaped Petal

Heart shaped Petal

Curled and Straigtened Petal

Curled and Straigtened Petal

Normal Petals Size 1 and 2

Normal Petals Size 1 and 2

Leaf

Leaf

Make three petals like this or as shown in the table (Refer below).

Now take the stockings and pull it over the petal tightly and tie at the end using thread. Cut off the excess stocking. Cover the three petals with the stockings similarly.

Single Petal after Covered with Stocking

Single Petal after Covered with Stocking

Covering the Petal Wire with Stocking

Covering the Petal Wire with Stocking

Attaching the petal to the bud

Attaching the petal to the bud

To attach the bud to the petal , tilt the bud a little in the opposite direction and attach the bud / pollen.

Tie with the help of thread as shown. You may attach the other petals and complete the flower.

A variety of flowers can be made using different combination of petals and bud / pollens.

A bouquet can be created in the end. You should cover the stem wires with green tape in the end.

Given below are different petals :

Curled and Pulled

Curled and Pulled

Heart shaped

Heart shaped

Plain Petals

Plain Petals

Leaves

Leaves