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More on flower shaping aka millinery tools
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Flower shaping or otherwise known as millinery tools… We use millinery tools to shape fabric in order to create realistic or artistic petals and leaves which we then assemble into flower pieces. They are essential for the craft (and ART) and yet they cause more questions than any other aspect of flower making. In our previous articles we have discussed... Read More

Why buy flower making kits?
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If you have follower our recent tutorial releases you have probably noticed that with every new tutorial we try and offer you to buy flower making kits as well. Now, you might prefer to source your own materials, if you know well what you are looking for. However, if you have not had much experience in flower making as... Read More

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