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Thread: Folded dahlia (experiment)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Quote Originally Posted by littlesister
    Could you do a tutorial in English? The one that is from Hungary would be great if in English. Thanks for the pictures and the other tut.
    Read the WHOLE post, please.
    Sorry, I did after I sent this note. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by shemace2901
    I just love the brown one, do you know if version 1 is available in English?
    go the website and right click click on translate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotski
    Quote Originally Posted by shemace2901
    I just love the brown one, do you know if version 1 is available in English?
    go the website and right click click on translate.
    This information is for member who do not wish to wait for someone a wonderful member who is thinking of doing an English tute

    "The above way" of translating the page will only work if you are using the "correct" browser, the way that I know works is;... , go to Google.com, at the top of that page click on "translate" when that page loads, simply put in the web url (the link for the page needing to be translated) and Google will return that page translated the best that Google can.

    Now please note that there are some words that come back NOT translated. DO NOT ask me why, perhaps they are not in the Google dictionary to translate. Not even computers are perfect!

    TreeFrog

    I hope that you find this hopeful!

    TreeFrog

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    Those pillows are wonderful. I can't imagine ever doing anything that beautiful and involved.

    Beautiful job.

    Carol from NC

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    sorry double post---got to stop double clicking!!

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    Those are beautiful, and don't look like they are that difficult to assemble. You did a nice job, very impressive!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    OK, everyone! I got a PM back from Enci. Seems her daughter is an interpreter and will see what she can do!

    Also she's putting a Youtube video link on her Face book site - Enci Toth.

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!
    Good. Can't wait!

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    Watch this link:
    http://bronzewombat.blogspot.com/200...patchwork.html

    Quote Originally Posted by littlesister
    Could you do a tutorial in English? The one that is from Hungary would be great if in English. Thanks for the pictures and the other tut.
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    Here is a link: how to make a folded star (English!!!!)

    http://bronzewombat.blogspot.com/200...patchwork.html

    Quote Originally Posted by tothenci
    I've experimented to make a folded dahlia quilt.End I made some pillows.
    Here is a tutorial 2.
    http://www.ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk/S...k_Cushion.html
    Tutorial 1.:
    http://naomi07.blogspot.com/2008/12/...a-step-by.html

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    http://bronzewombat.blogspot.com/200...patchwork.html


    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    Wow! Those are beautiful! Do you think you could do a tutorial, or at least some hints?

    Where are the other two?

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    Thank you for this link. The instructions here are really good and are in ENGLISH !!

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    This is really pretty and I'm going to make some starting today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeClan
    This is really pretty and I'm going to make some starting today.
    Please post pics when you have completed yours, I for one would like to see, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TreeFrog
    Quote Originally Posted by dotski
    Quote Originally Posted by shemace2901
    I just love the brown one, do you know if version 1 is available in English?
    go the website and right click click on translate.
    This information is for member who do not wish to wait for someone a wonderful member who is thinking of doing an English tute

    "The above way" of translating the page will only work if you are using the "correct" browser, the way that I know works is;... , go to Google.com, at the top of that page click on "translate" when that page loads, simply put in the web url (the link for the page needing to be translated) and Google will return that page translated the best that Google can.

    Now please note that there are some words that come back NOT translated. DO NOT ask me why, perhaps they are not in the Google dictionary to translate. Not even computers are perfect!

    TreeFrog

    I hope that you find this hopeful!

    TreeFrog
    THANK YOU!! This worked wonderfully. I can't wait to try this.

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    Your pictures are beautiful! Can you easily quilt through all the layers of fabrics I wonder???

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    Enci, many, many thanks!! And I'm sure I say that for all of us! Wish there was a way to give you a big vote for your "feedback". Again, thank you!

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    Nice job! Those are really pretty!

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    The translate of the tutorial:
    I have made a new type of dahlia using the textile-origami technique. This time I remembered to take pictures as I went…to meet Enigma’s request :o)

    Let’s see how this flower is made. I’ll try to keep my comments between the pictures brief and limited to what’s absolutely necessary to explain… Many of us have made such a flower, probably in many different ways. I will share my own version with you now. I took it from Ledanna’s blog, though with some modifications.

    Dahlia step by step:

    Select 7 different fabrics, in co-ordinated hues. Then cut squares of 15x15 cm out of each fabric, in total 8 squares per fabric. The flower will have 8 petals and every petal will be made up of 7 different fabrics. This means that you’ll need 56 squares of 15x15 cm in total. You will also have to cut a base square of 35x35 cm onto which the petals will be sewn.



    Once done with the small squares as well as the base square, you can start folding the fabrics. Take one square, fold it in half and „iron” the fold with your nails. Then fold it in half again, but open up the second fold backwards. This fold will be at the middle of the petals, and it will also be your guide to keep your stitches straight (we’ll come back to this later on).





    When all the squares are folded, take the one that you want to start with, that is, the one which will be the centre of your flower. Place this square down, folded out, and lay the rest of the squares on top of it, leaving about 1 cm distance, in a way that the folding lines should overlap.
    Do the same for all 8 petals.



    Now take the base square and fold it in half twice across, and then also diagonally. „Iron” the folds thoroughly, again using your fingers, and then unfold it into a square again. Maybe this picture is not clear enough but if your folds are visible enough, they will help you as a guiding line in sewing.



    Now we’re ready to do the sewing proper. It is high time, isn’t it? :o)

    Lay down the base square and place the 7 squares, folded in two, along one of the folds in the large square. Take care that the folds cover each other exactly, also perfectly adjusted to the fold in the base square. It is extremely important to keep the centre accurately pointed out. Using straight stitches, sew all 7 fabrics onto the base square.





    Fold the fabrics, now sewed to the base, along the seams, on top of one another.



    On the next fold of the base square, place another „7-pack” of fabrics, and sew it onto the base square as above.





    This pack of fabrics should also be folded along the seam line.


    ...
    Now it’s time to fold the petals…
    The centre of the petal, or else the first fold is done in a different way than the rest, as it is folded in two steps, while the others are made in one single fold.
    This is how you proceed: always start on the left and progress towards the right, in order to create petals of equal sizes. Fold the first square diagonally, iron the fold with your fingers, fold it back outward and fold it along the third of the square. This explanation may be overcomplicated to read but the pictures will help you understand how to do it. Seriously, it is harder to write down how it’s done than it is to do it!!! :o)

    This is how to fold the first petal in three:

    The easiest way to find the point where it can be folded in three is to fold the fabric in two and then, after unfolding it, fold it up to the line created by the first fold.



    ...fold in the square on the left, up to this one-third point...



    ...then to the two-thirds point...




    And then fold it onto the base square which it will nicely cover.




    Do the same on the right side, as well.



    Start folding in the second petal from the left, too. Fold it in up to the seam line, then fold it onto the first petal. Fold in the right side in the same way, then proceed to the third petal from the left, and so on, until the small petals are all done.







    Now the first petal of the flower is done! Now you can start sewing the next petal…and the next, and the next…


    When all 8 petals are sewed onto the base and folded in, you have made a dahlia using the origami technique! :o)






    I hope this tutorial made you want to start making a dahlia now!
    Sorry if my explanations were not all clear.. :o)
    Of course I’ll be here to answer your questions if something is still unclear. I want to see a lot of beautiful dahlias in fresh bloom!!! Enjoy the work!!! :o)

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiebelle162002
    These are so beautiful and I would love to learn how to make them do you think you might be able to do a tutorial for us. I am unable to read the language on the link.

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    WOW!!! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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    tothenci-
    thank you thank you! I understand this much better. I appreciate you taking the time to do a tutorial.

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    Enci-- thank you so much for the English version.

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    Enci, thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I hope to be one of your successful students. Thank you.

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    Enci,Thank you so very much for the translation.

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    Beautiful! I did a folded pot holder once! :)

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