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Colouring stamens for flowers
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Although ready made stamens come in a variety of colours and sizes is is often difficult to find ones in suitable colour for a project in question. That’s why I find it easier to colour white stamens myself. This way I make sure that the stamens match my flower in colour and size. For dyeing stamens we’ll need: –... Read More

NO TOOL flower making tutorials for beginners
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I am well aware of the fact that not every flower making artist (especially a beginning one) has got a set of traditional millinery tools to shape flower petals and leaves. Although this does cause serious restrictions with regards to the techniques that can be used and the final results that can be obtained, there are several methods that could... Read More

Feature on PresentPerfect Creations in a Japanese magazine
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  Yay! You’ve heard that right. A couple of days ago I finally received a couple of copies of a Japanese publication where my flower pieces have been given a 2 page feature. The feature on PresentPerfect Creations appeared in the latest issue of a Japanese floristry magazine called Flower Fashion, vol.10 http://www.nfd.or.jp/hana-fashion. This issue is devoted to artificial flowers,... Read More

Shaping fabric flower petals without the use of tools
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Shaping fabric flower petals without the use of tools: the cold method I am well aware of the fact that not everyone has got a set of traditional millinery tools to shape flower petals and leaves. Although this does cause certain restrictions with regards to the techniques that can be used and the final results, there are methods that can... Read More

Rabbit fur pillbox hat with leather rowan berries for 2016 Hatalk hat making competition
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I created this white rabbit fur pillbox hat decorated with a cluster of leather rowan berries for the 2016 Hatalk hat making competition, where the theme was Connections. My fantasy rabbit fur pillbox hat for a millinery competition: the why The theme Connections is very broad; however the first connection I immediately thought of was a cultural connection, connection with my... Read More

3 ways to dye silk petals to achieve the intensity of colour
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Let’s talk about ways to dye silk petals for intensity of  colour. If you, like me, do a great deal of custom work, you are constantly presented with an issue of matching colours. Whilst mixing dyes to match colours is a task in itself, today I wanted to talk about the ways to achieve an intense colour when dyeing petals/... Read More