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Sample Projects

Super Dyed Kanzashi Flowers

Super Dyed Kanzashi Flowers

A new twist on traditional Japanese craft!

♥ 60
Handbag Candy

Handbag Candy

Kanzashi look so cute dangling from your handbag or tote!

♥ 65

Our Review

Incredibly versatile, kanzashi stitched flowers are unique little embellishments, which are easy to make and can be used is so many ways.


Kanzashi In Bloom by Diane Gilleland will teach you everything you need to know to start making your own. Not only will you learn all the techniques for making kanzashis in a range of styles, but the book also includes 20 tutorials for using them to create cute accessories for yourself or creating wonderful gifts to give away. Make yourself some Flowers-In-Your-Hair Clips, a Fuzzy-Flower Scarf, the Happiest Belt Buckle Ever or some Handbag Candy. Spoil someone else with gifts including Back-To-Back ornaments for the Christmas tree, a Kanzashi Bouquet and Butterfly Jar Toppers.


A great way to brighten up an outfit or spruce up a dull accessory, it's time to get to grips with kanzashis.


You can pick up a copy of the book from CraftyPod now.


Make sure to enter our Kanzashi Craft Contest for a chance of winning a personalized kanzashi brooch and a copy of the book!

Publisher's Description

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

About 

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

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