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Advanced Silk Rose Course: start from 25 March 2019
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If you follow me on social media, you already know that I am about to launch a long-awaited Advanced Silk Rose Video Course. Why I think you should join this course? I can see many reasons, some of which I am listing below: it is a video course, which will allow me to explain the complex rose making process... Read More

My Tethered Butterfly Crown for the 2019 Hatalk hat making competition
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I created this spring green crown with the silk dandleion for the 2019 Hatalk hat making competition, where the theme was Equilibrium. My Tethered Butterfly Crown for a millinery competition: the why “The butterfly is a flying flower, The flower a tethered butterfly.” ― Ponce Denis Écouchard Le Brun Nature is an endless source of inspiration for me. Its colours,... Read More

FEBRUARY 2019 Flower of the Month: ANEMONE
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First time leather anemones were featured in my #FlowerBreeze collection back in SS2016. A firm garden favourite, they deserved a detailed tutorial of their own which I am happy to present you with.   One of the earliest spring flowers, anemones are a bright uplifting sight after the dark days of winter – pure, simply pretty and cheerful. Now... Read More

Flower making tools, part 1: Extra narrow flower shaping tools
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For 2019 I have planned a series of short videos demonstrating how to works with different types of flower tools. I believe this will help you understand your tools better and use them to their full potential achieving great shapes and lines on your petals and leaves. For this week I have prepared the first one of these videos. For the... Read More

Pantone colours Spring Summer 2019
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Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report; a colour overview highlighting the top colours fashion designers showing at London Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season. With colour on the catwalk a key indicator of the colour stories we can expect to see showing up... Read More

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