About this course

Kanzashi flowers are a Japanese art form favoured by geisha and maiko as hair adornments, created to match the seasons. In modern day usage we see them as earrings, necklaces and other jewellery, hat pins, brooches, buckles, hanging adornments such as Christmas stars and even stitched into wall hangings. In this one day workshop we will learn the three basic petal folds: the round petal, the pointed petal and the pleated petal, using lightweight cotton cloth in a colour of your choice. You will also have the opportunity to select and purchase inexpensive jewellery fixings to mount onto your flowers on the day.

Materials Required: Please bring the following to class:
- Tin of pearl head pins or quilting pins
- Embroidery needle or “crewel” needle
- Embroidery scissors AND fabric scissors
- Buttons to match your fabric
- Cotton thread in a colour that matches your fabric
- a 30cm ruler and a pen
- One “fat quarter” of lightweight cotton fabric from craft/quilting shops (you will be folding the fabric and must be able to pass a needle through eight layers, so please don't bring denim or densely woven fabric)

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