Hillarys crafts competition.
Hilary’s invited me to do just that. They are a large fabric company so offered me a selection of fabric and I chose Safi Turquoise. It’s obviously a turquoise colour with a huge leafy pattern on it.
I was definitely inspired by my surroundings…. I took my fabric away for the weekend to the Pembrokeshire coast.
I took a large empty tin, sat it on the fabric, and carefully pleated it up in position and glued in on the inside. Take care to get your pleats straight and also evenly spaced.then style it. I put summery bits and bobs in. Shells, a wooden seagull, pebbles etc.
Take a square of cardboard, a large one in my case. Fold it diagonally, both ways and cut two thirds of the way down each diagonal towards the centre.
Glue your fabric to one side.
Then make the fold over to the centre with each fin of the windmill. You can glue this or use a paper pin. The next step is optional, but I covered a piece of card with the fabric to finish off the centre. I made a few of these and they’re great decoration for a summer party.