Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kanzashi Flowers

I've just come home from a fantastic "Kanzashi" workshop with the lovely Melanie from Kimono Reincarnate. The workshop was part of Saviour of the Lost Arts (SOTLA).

I was lucky enough to be one of the 20 people registered for this workshop and along with two of my friends, got to make one of these.

The workshop was fantastic. Melanie explained how to make the "Kanzashi" flowers very clearly. We started off with some beautiful vintage kimono fabric which we cut into squares.

We then did a little bit of folding and sewing and ended up with this -

A little bit more fiddling, we then added some beads etc and voila!

Thanks so much Melanie! I had a great time and I'm so happy with the beautiful "Kanzashi" flower that I made. I can't wait to make some more!

P.S. The photos with the black borders were taken by my lovely and talented friend who also came to the workshop :) - thank you!


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop! Your Kanzashi looks gorgeous!

  2. Just gorgeous! I totally forgot about SOTLA!

  3. wow it looks great, i'm a bit jealous as I sit here writing my assignment!

  4. what fun we had.. thanks for posting my photos.