Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kids learn how to make fabric flowers!

Okay, I don't know how I am going to do this but I am.

I am going to let my kids run loose on my fabric flower box. I have a specific box, that I made for them.
They have watched me long enough to see how it's done.
how to make ribbon flowers
Oh dear..

I hope they except the challenge.
It's a great one. School holidays and all.

Turn off the tv, put the toys away kids. Mama is going to teach you how to learn to make fabric flowers!

Be sure to find out what happens tomorrow.
I'll post up what they made. It's going to be so much fun!


Friday, April 20, 2012

Lace & Wire fabric flower [TUTORIAL]
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tsumami Kanzashi (Folded fabric flower)
? Did you know that artisans undergo
5-10 years of learning the art of flower
Tsumami Kanzashi or folded fabric hair ornament was worn by Japanese Geisha's. These fabric flowers were usually worn with other hair ornaments according to Wikipedia.
Originally they were 1" pieces of fabric which made up one petal. After creating maybe up to 75 and some how combining them together. 
I bet these were beautiful to look at. I know I would be staring at the beautiful creation of the Tsumami Kanzashi flower.

There are several different types of Kanzashi. In fact there are 7 different types. But the one that you make with fabric and turn into a beautiful fabric flower would be the Tsumami Kanzashi. 

Over my time in making fabric flowers. I am not able to say I am a professional Kanzashi flower folder. The one part that always stumps me is trying to string the petals together. I'd say that alone is an art worth learning.
So I will probably continue to try and get it right. Find the right way to do. Otherwise forever be non Kanzashi flower folder.

What do you think? Can you fold the Tsumami Kanzashi? 
How difficult do you think it would be? Here's hoping I master the art of Tsumami Kanzashi.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Artificial Flowers and fabrics

When I was creating fabric flowers, I had to investigate the structure of flowers.

While investigating, I came across an article in Wikipedia about artificial flowers and the many different materials used.

Silk flowers more importantly were created due to the fact they looked more life-like in comparison to other materials. 

There were other materials used like soap, clay, polyester, nylon/stocking material, glass and plastic.

Oh to be a crafter in the ancient times. Where you relied on just your creative spirit and ingenuity to make artificial flowers hehehe.

learn to make fabric flowers
 ? Did you know that fabric flowers can also be made out
of flax too!
Anyway, there are several different places to find your fabrics. I know for a fact that back in the old days they would have recycled a lot of the resources. 

I mean just watching the movie 'The Wind In The Willows' where the character Scarlet became so poor she uses the drapes to make the most beautiful dress I've ever seen her wear. 

Makes you wonder how many drapes you've thrown out or sold when you could have made millions of fabric flowers out of it. But not only fabric flowers it could be anything really.

Just something to think about next time you need to find fabric for any crafting project.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Re-launching of the Website!

Okay so we ran into a bit of technical difficulties. But I've managed to scrape together what I need to.

Today sees the re-launch of the website. 

learn how to make fabric flowers
Fabric Flowers 2012
You might see a lot of changes. Don't be alarmed it's nothing to worry about.

Some changes to
I am proud to announce that I am going to be selling my publication exclusively on my website
This is the only place you can get my book. 
I am really excited about that!

I will also be opening a public shop in the near future! So be on the look out for that too. 
It will feature some of my best selling fabric flowers that I only sell privately to companies.
You'll be able to get them too! Plus instructions on hoe to make them!

This month will be a busy month for myself and the team. 

But I will keep everyone up to date with what is happening. 

Also the re-launch date for my book/training videos too!