Kanzashi in Bloom

Kanzashi in Bloom

20 Simple Fold-and-sew Projects to Wear and Give

Book - 2009
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Kanzashi tsumami is the Japanese art of folding delicate squares of silk into three-dimensional flower petals. In the United States, the online craft culture has sprouted a renewed interest in making Kanzashi with American crafters devising simplified ways to create these gorgeous fabric flowers and incorporating more user-friendly materials like cotton and synthetic fabrics along with the traditional silks.

Kanzashi in Bloom takes the American interpretation of Kanzashi a step further, presenting modern, more easily executed flower designs as elements in a variety of fun, fashionable, hip craft projects. Kanzashi in Bloom offers advice on materials, three petal-folding styles, and techniques for assembling a Kanzashi flower. You'll also find instructions for 20 projects to wear and give as gifts, including:

* Tiny blossom earrings
* Flowers-in-your-hair clips
* The happiest belt buckle ever
* Elegant floral gift topper
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications, 2009.
ISBN: 9780823084814
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.


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Jun 24, 2015

This book talks about the traditional way of making kanzashi but has you use a more modern, simplified version. Most of the patterns follow the same basic concepts. A minimal amount of sewing knowledge is needed. A lot of the projects were big and showy, but there were some smaller ones (such as a pair of cute stud-style earrings).

Jan 03, 2013

Borrowed this book twice. Really well written with good tutorial. Made several flowers!

Nov 29, 2010

a good how to for making fabric (could also be done with soft paper) flowers.
combination of folding and stitching--quite a simple flower repeated in various sizes and fabrics (earrings, sewn to tea cozies etc)

May 25, 2010

I will definitely be borrowing this one again!


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