Book Introduction: Kanzashi in Bloom

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Kanzashi Cover

OK, I admit it. I have been admiring those gorgeous kanzashi flowers around for a few years now, and I have been afraid to try them. I have swapped and bought a few, and looked up tutorials, but I have been afraid to try. There, I said it. Can you still respect me? Well, I am happy to report that in this book Diane Gilleland has demystified the kanzashi process, and I am no longer afraid! In fact, I have been looking at my fabric stash with a wicked gleam in my eye and kanzashi petals in my heart!

Not only does she clearly show a simplified process for making and assembling the flowers, she offers some great ideas for places to put them when you’re done. It’s a really uncomplicated, yet elegant selection of projects, and it’s cured me of Kanzashi-phobia! My wardrobe will never be the same! Thanks to our sponsors at Random House, and to Diane Gilleland for this book. Now, I am off to cut out petals!

Free sample project from this book!

kanzashi flower

Click here to see a free excerpt project from the book!

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  1. lis says:

    I need to know how to make the petals of the flower. Please share.

  2. jungrrl says:

    lis, that’s what the book is for. 🙂

  3. batgirl says:

    The book covers the construction of 3 types of petals, as well as leaves. 🙂