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3 must have silk fabrics for making flowers
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One of the evergreen questions I get to hear is about what fabrics for making flowers are considered the best and should be used. I must admit navigating in the sea of fabrics can be very daunting especially if you are quite new to the art of flower making. What exactly is satin and do you really need pure silk?... Read More

My ultimate gift guide for a flower maker
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Because Christmas is less than a month away it is high time we thought what we would like to find in our Christmas stockings on 25th December 2015. Below you will discover a wide choice of inspirational gifts ranging from tools to supplies to books and experiences all chosen to please an avid flower maker. Most of these things I have and... Read More

Join our charity workshop on a Remembrance poppy corsage
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If you can make it to Stamford, Lincs on Saturday 24th October 2015 you are most welcome to join our one-off craft workshop on a veteran poppy corsage. See all the details in the poster below. Hope to see you there ♥   Alternatively you can purchase a photo tutorial on a poppy corsage here at out online shop Read More

How to dye silk flowers: white flowers
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The 2015 Wedding Season is in full swing. I would not be far off if I suggest that some of you are currently making lots of white flowers. So I thought I would share some tips on how to dye (or not to dye?) the fabric for making white silk flowers.   Your actions will depend on the task... Read More

Choosing the right glue for making flowers
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To glue or not to glue? I receive a lot of emails with questions on different aspects of flower making. One of such burning questions is what glue to use when making flowers with either fabric or leather. By the way, should you wish to receive more in-depth information on how to make flowers out of fabric and leather as... Read More

My leather rose tutorial for HATalk e-magazine
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You are well aware that I make flowers not only out of fabric but out of genuine leather too. In November 2014 I took part in a millinery contest devoted to the First World War Centenary organised by www.hatalksocial.com. To express the theme of Remembrance I created a leather button hat with large bright red leather poppies (on the left). The judges... Read More