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Offline kilteddispatcher

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Seeking leather rosette pattern/advice
« on: September 16, 2013, 01:31:14 PM »
Greetings Faire Folk!

My wife and I went to NorCal Faire yesterday, which although no longer in the same location was the event/site of our first date, and here we are 15 years later.  We used to get a new leather rosette favor every year to add to our costumes.  It dawned on me this trip that the vendor that sold them wasn't there, and hadn't been in a couple of years.  Not that I mind the buffalo bone pins with snarky sayings on them, but I do miss the yearly rosette, and according to my wife they were the only way to get me to incorporate a little bright color into an otherwise dull earth-tone costume.  I have searched online unsuccessfully to find a pattern to recreate them.  Can't figure out how to post a pic here, so I will try to describe them.  Triangular flower/rose about 3/4 inch to a side, 3 layers of petals deep, appear to be made of a single folded piece of very thin leather.  No leaves, and a few strands of leather 'ribbon' in complementary colors hanging down.  Would love to start making these out of leather scraps if I can find the method - my job incorporates some down time where such activities are allowed.  Thanks in advance for any advice you fine folk can provide!

Added a photo- best I could manage with only the ipad handy.  Thanks!

« Last Edit: September 16, 2013, 02:37:46 PM by kilteddispatcher »

Offline Rowan MacD

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Re: Seeking leather rosette pattern/advice
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2013, 02:03:38 PM »
 Pictures?
 As a last resort, you could try taking one of yours apart and copying it.
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Offline kilteddispatcher

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Re: Seeking leather rosette pattern/advice
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2013, 02:43:06 PM »
Better photo.  Sorta.  Does not appear to have any seams or sign of sewing.  I'm not very crafty so my fear is if I disassemble I won't get it back together - if I can get a pattern or instructions I can keep trying with sacrificial fabric/leather until i get it right... Thanks!


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Re: Seeking leather rosette pattern/advice
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2013, 11:17:20 AM »
http://www.bighousedaddy.com/making_a_leather_rose.htm

I think you can find a how-to on E-How also...
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Re: Seeking leather rosette pattern/advice
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2015, 02:54:24 PM »
Bumping back up... still no luck using any of the patterns I have found out there in internet-land... can't seem to replicate these...

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Re: Seeking leather rosette pattern/advice
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 10:55:39 AM »
That looks quite similar to a folded ribbon rose. If you search for videos on making ribbon roses, you may find one that works for you. Good luck!
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