Handmade Fabric Flowers (Paperback)

32 Beautiful Blooms to Make

By You-Zhen Lu

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250009029, 160pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2012

List Price: 24.99*
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Now you can learn all the secrets to making handmade fabric flowers from an accredited expert in the field. Translated into English this guide showcases complete instructions for making 40 gorgeous flowers—roses, peonies, daises, pansies, and more— using heat tools and a range of stunning materials like silk, lace, velvet, and ribbon. Each flower is accompanied by stepby- step directions and full-color, close-up photographs, plus clear, illustrated diagrams and full-size flower templates. The beautiful photography also provides inspiration for how to use the blooms as corsages and brooches, embellishments for headbands, fascinators, and bracelets, or even to brighten up a room.

A comprehensive tools and techniques section introduces crafters to the specialized instruments and the trade secrets behind the starching process utilized to manipulate the fabric and to construct the flowers in the book. As the process is broken down into simple steps, even complete beginners will be able to follow, making this book perfect for new flower crafters or for more experienced ones looking to improve their techniques.

About the Author

LU YOU-ZHEN earned her senior teacher accreditation from the Japan Ribbon Flower Making Association over a decade ago. She now teaches fabric flower-making classes in Taiwan.

Praise For Handmade Fabric Flowers: 32 Beautiful Blooms to Make

“The flowers included in this book are absolutely gorgeous. They can be used as corsages, brooches, hair ornaments, headbands, bracelets, and more! The book is written so that someone who is new to fabric flower making could easily get started.” —Ellen Christian, Confessions of an Overworked Mom.com

“The attention to detail of each flower's shape and how to contruct it, is superb.” —Sew Spoiled blog