26 June 2014

Kanzashi flower comb

Making kanzashi flowers is a craft I haven't quite mastered yet! This is only the second time I've tried (the first attempt, a few years ago, went straight in the bin!). I think I have now got the hang of choosing a suitable fabric, preparing it, and folding the petals, and my next step is to figure out the best technique gluing of them to the base. I did try making my own rice glue for this, but it didn't hold the petals strongly enough, so I don't think it was thick enough. I used hot glue instead, but this only gave a limited time for repositioning the petals.

I dream of making a beautiful ball of kanzashi flowers, with strings of dangling petals, but I need a bit more practice!

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