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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

Backing of handmade flower petals and leaves
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To back or not to back ? If you have not yet decided on this one, I hope this article will help you make up your mind. So let’s see why, how and with what we back flower petals and leaves. If you have been following PresentPerfect Creations for a while and... Read More

Velvet for making flowers
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As autumn draws nearer I want to talk about velvet for making flowers. Velvet flowers are great for autumn-winter season and make perfect trims for felt hats too. Since velvet was introduced for the first time in the Middle East back in 9th century it has always been associated with luxury, nobility, royalty. And indeed it was so expensive in... Read More

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