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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

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