Handmade Fabric Flowers
I absolutely adore flowers and if it were possible, I’d be surrounded by them all the time. There is just something about the delicate beauty and the amazing variety of colors that makes me smile. If you feel the same way, you can have flowers all year round by making them yourself! Handmade Fabric Flowers: 32 Beautiful Blooms to Make by Yu-Zhen Lu teaches you everything that you need to know to make gorgeous handmade flowers from fabric. You-Zhen Lu earned her senior teacher accreditation from the Japan Ribbon Flower Making Association and now teaches flower making classes in Taiwan.
Handmade Fabric Flowers shows you how to make thirty two different flowers including roses, peonies, daisies, pansies and more. These blooms are created using heat tools and different types of fabric like silk, lace, velvet, and ribbon. The book begins by showcasing each of the flowers and a bit about what the flower symbolizes. There are several different photographs both individually and how it might be used in fashion or in home decor. The second part of the book begins with an introduction to basic flower making techniques. The author shares what you need to consider when selecting and sizing your fabric as well as tips tips on cutting the fabric and applying the glue. The book also contains a list of tools you will need to create these flowers including a flower iron with various heads.
Each handmade flower fabric contains step by step instructions including materials and tools needed. There are cutting diagrams as well as photographs for each step of the process. All necessary templates are included in the back of the book so that you can copy them and re-use them. The flowers included in this book are absolutely gorgeous. They can be used as corsages, brooches, hair ornaments, headbands, bracelets and more! The book is written so that someone who is new to fabric flower making could easily get started. It even includes a useful section on how to use a flower iron if you’re new to the craft.
If you’d like to try a new craft, Handmade Fabric Flowers: 32 Beautiful Blooms to Make will definitely get you started making beautiful handmade flowers!
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