These flowers are made from recycled t-shirts. They are fabric chrysanthemums! I thought they were real when I first saw them. Who doesn't have a gazillion old t-shirts lying around?
The next time I think of throwing some out, I might want to try this. It's the kind of thing that is more tedious than hard, but looks like it would be worth the effort - and could be fun.
From the book: The Alabama Stitch Book by Natalie Chanin, available here for $35
Complete instructions to make the flowers here via Selvedge.
Natalie's blog: Alabama Studio