Kanzashi In Bloom 20 Simple Fold-and-Sew Projects to Wear and Give
By Diane Gilleland
This book offers an accessible take on a centuries-old Japanese craft, with over 20 projects including accessories, clothing, gifts, and home decor. The art of kanzashi, like many traditional Japanese crafts, is due for a revival by a new generation of craft enthusiasts. Kanzashi begins with squares of fabric.
In the traditional form of the craft, it's habutai silk squares. For the 20 projects in this book cotton, felted cashmere, denim, vinyl, and tweed are used. Each square is then folded into a dimensional petal, using a simple series of origami-like folds. You'll learn to make three petal styles in the book, and then combine them to make endless flower designs.
Projects include: Tiny Blossom Earrings, Flowers-In-Your_Hair Clips, Dressed-Up Denim Skirt, Elegant Floral Gift Topper, Kanzashi Bouquet and Bloomin' Cute Drawer Knobs to name a few. Paper: 144 pp,