Kanzashi in Bloom
20 Simple Fold-And-Sew Projects to Wear and Give
By Diane Gilleland
Watson-Guptill Publications, Paperback, 9780823084814, 144pp.
Publication Date: July 21, 2009
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"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.
"Diane Gilleland showcases the Japanese art of Kanzashi with craft projects that have an updated, modern style. You’ll find lots of creative ways to use up your scrap fabrics to make quick gifts for family, friends, or yourself!"
—Natalie Zee Drieu, Senior Editor, CRAFT magazine
"Diane Gilleland’s charming flower embellishments instantly bring the simplest accessory, garment, or decoration to life. Best of all, her beautifully photographed how-tos and helpful tips encourage us to add our own spin to these inspiring projects, for a lovely and very personal result."
—Susan Beal, author of Bead Simple and Button It Up
"Kanzashi in Bloom is a must-have book that does a fantastic job of demystifying this ancient Japanese art form for the modern-day crafter. The colorful projects will have you wondering what you can adorn with flowers next!"
—Jenny Ryan, Contributing Writer, CRAFT magazine