Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I ran across a really different technique for making fabric flowers called tsumami kanzashi -- don't know how to pronounce it, but it looks very interesting. Since I'm currently working on a new handbag pattern that needs a flower, I was naturally intrigued.

Spanglystuff (http://spanglystuff.blogspot.com/) has made some really beautiful examples.
This has petals made with single squares of fabric.
This has 2 fabrics on each petal.

And these are more whimsical.

I only had a few to spare to try out the first technique, but this is my first rough attempt. Looks yucky next to hers, but I'm liking it enough to give it another try.

Gotta go. DH will be here soon and dinner's not ready yet!


Jean Elizabeth said...

I really like these and I think they would be nice in wool felt. Great project for all my vintage buttons. Thank you!

TexNan said...

You done good! Can't wait to see how it looks once you've worked on it awhile; you really are talented.