KANZASHI IN BLOOM BY DIANE GILLELAND PDF

What a fun book. I can hardly iglleland Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. As an example, the images above are not one square of fabric photographed as it was folded through all the stages of making a flower. Bragging Rights! Here, we talk about art, craft, cooking, homemaking and traditional celebrations from all over the world.

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I eagerly ordered the book thinking it would be something special. I was very disappointed. Ms Gilleland is correct that kanzashi are hair ornaments decorated with fabric flowers among other things. This is a book about using fabric flowers to make other things. There are directions for making a couple types of petals and how to turn those into flowers. There are no instructions for how to recreate actual species.

By page 41 the interesting bits stopped leaving me to wonder where the rest went. Plastic Clover "Kanzashi" Makers do the same thing, are simpler to use and a collection of the makers gives a wider variety of petal types.

From page 41 on the book is about making jewelry, belts, and wallets and such. If you want a book on tradition kanzashi look elsewhere. I was not disappointed. First of all, the book is gorgeous. It has lovely photographs, very clear step-by-step directions and the writing if beautiful and very interesting. I have yet to I know Diane and her work from her website www. I have yet to make a single project from the book but that has not prevented me from going back to its pages, again and again, for inspiration.

My preferred medium is paper likewise a "fiber" art, if you will and it is the artistry on view in this book that has been such a great influence on my own work.

Like many makers, I have an entire library of craft books I have collected over the years. I doubt I came close but it was, and continues to be, a comfort to have had at my side such a fine example of what is possible.

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Kanzashi in Bloom : 20 Simple Fold-and-Sew Projects to Wear and Give

I eagerly ordered the book thinking it would be something special. I was very disappointed. Ms Gilleland is correct that kanzashi are hair ornaments decorated with fabric flowers among other things. This is a book about using fabric flowers to make other things. There are directions for making a couple types of petals and how to turn those into flowers. There are no instructions for how to recreate actual species.

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