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How to choose a flower iron?
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Which tools to choose? To make the most of the flower making tutorials I and other tutors offer one must have a set of flower shaping tools. Flower shaping or otherwise known as millinery tools… We use millinery tools to shape fabric or leather in order to create realistic or artistic petals and leaves which we then assemble into... Read More

JANUARY 2019 Flower of the Month: CAMELLIA
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Welcome to 2019's new monthly section devoted to the Flower of the Month. In here, taking into account the seasonality and other factors I will be presenting you with some of my best flower making tutorials and tutorial bundles at ... the best prices.  For the month of January I have picked out for you the Camellia flower. And, since... Read More

How to attach silk flowers to a headband
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 There are different ways of attaching your couture silk or leather flowers to a headband.  Here's one of them that I like using in my work. This way your flower (s) is not permanently attached to a headband, therefore can be taken off at attached to a hat or used in another way.   First, cover the headband with a strip of... Read More

To economise or not on tools and supplies for making flowers? Part II
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Not so long ago we started discussing whether a flower making artist can or can not economise on tools and supplies without compromising the quality of a finished piece. Read To economise or not on tools and supplies for making flowers? Part I here. As we saw there was no definite “yes” or “no” answer. Rather, one has to approach... Read More

How to make flower stamens
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  Did you know you could make your own flower stamens to be used in fabric and leather flowers in case you do not have access to factory made or for some reason they are not suitable for your project? Often tiny stamens for small and blooms can be difficult to obtain. That’s why today I am showing how... Read More

Thistle jewellery made of leather and fur
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Which thistle corsage do you prefer: s furry fantasy or a more realistic one? Some customers can’t decide and so they order both versions of our leather thistle corsage. These pieces of leather thistle jewellery have been very popular lately so we decided to offer an in-person workshop on the leather and fur variation. Moreover, as a BONUS you will... Read More