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Ganutell Flower Kit

£ 22.99 each
  • Description

Learn how to make beautiful and delicate passementerie flowers from wire and thread. This kit contains all of the materials required to make a selection of different flowers.

These beautiful little flowers have just a little bit of sparkle, thanks to the wire support. They are perfect to use as embellishments, in jewellery making and for home décor.

This kit gives full instructions and materials to make six different flowers, including centres. There's enough thread and wire to make a nice little bouquet (how many flowers will of course depend on which flowers you choose). Try mixing the designs and centres to create even more!

Contents:

  • 40m copper craft wire
  • 5 skeins DMC cotton embroidery thread (colours may vary)
  • mixed bead selection
  • full instructions for six different flowers
  • brass rolling rod

 

Ganutell is the name for small flowers created using wire and thread. One of the simplest forms of ganutell are the flowers created using a coiled wire. The word is derived form cannetile (French), cannotiglio (Italian) and canotilla (Spanish) – which means coiled wire. In English, we call this wire 'perl' because it resembles a string of beads when tight.

These coiled wire flowers have been made in Europe since at least the 15th century – they were used to decorate churches and shrines. Variations are still made in modern passementerie to use as embellishments, and traditional church decorations are still made in Malta using these techniques