Make beautiful folded flowers using traditional Japanese techniques. This kit shows how to make more advanced flowers, incorporating layering, rolling & cutting.
"Kanzashi" is the general term, in English, for traditional Japanese folded flowers. The word comes from Hana Kanzashi - ornamental flower hairpin, traditionally worn by trainee geisha (hana is the actual word for flower).
A starch adhesive, not normally available in the UK without importing, is the key to making these little flowers successfully. Gina-B Silkworks' has had this adhesive specially developed and it is manufactured here in the UK, allowing crafters to try this beautiful, traditional craft.
- More Kanzashi Fabric Flower Patterns booklet
- 4 pieces of 100% cotton fabric in assorted colours*
- selection of flower centres*
- 30ml Kanzashi Starch Adhesive
The 12 page booklet explains how to make 7 more advanced Kanzashi flowers, incorporating layering, tucking and rolling techniques using fine cotton or silk fabrics. The basics of Kanzashi petal folding are also explained. Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams, you'll soon be making pretty little flowers to embellish a variety of items.
This bundle includes a 30ml Kanzashi Starch Adhesive. This has been specially formulated and is made here in the UK to enable you to make traditional hana kanzashi flowers.
Flower designs in this booklet:
Small Knot Flower
Large Knot Flower
*Please not that fabric colours & centre embellishments may vary to those illustrated