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Kanzashi in Bloom by Diane Gilleland 20 Simple Fold-and-Sew Projects to Wear and Give


 
Kanzashi in Bloom by Diane Gilleland                                  20 Simple Fold-and-Sew Projects to Wear and Give
   
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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