The Dahlia Flower Brooch features a lush crocheted spiral of petals that can be flattened or fluffed as desired. The celestial beaded centre radiates orange rainbows. This floral beauty can be pinned to a jacket, a scarf, a bag, or whatever you care to decorate; to add joy to your eye as you go about your day or evening.
I created this as part of a series of ten flower brooches in spring 2022. During a very difficult time, I wanted a small creative project to work on. I chose a cream cotton yarn to use for the centre and foundation, then this fuchsia for its jewel tone for the petals. As I crocheted and sewed the various parts, my mind relaxed from seeing a beautiful whole arise from hundreds of individual hand stitches.
Let me know if you are its new owner; it’s waiting for you here in Nova Scotia. And every time you wear it, may you think of the healing power of hand-stitching.
Measurements: 10 cm (3.5 inches) diameter
Back: Recycled suede fabric attached to the pin and the flower back with strong glue