Let’s mix Viva Magenta, Colour of the Year 2023

How can we mix Viva Magenta, colour of the year 2023? Pantone’s Colour of the Year has been going for 24 years, influencing products across fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design. For 2023 Pantone has chosen Viva Magenta, a nuanced crimson red tone that presents a balance between warm and cool. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, it is assertive yet not aggressive. It is a shade rooted in … Read More

New Video Course on Fabric Flowers in partnership with Domestika

If you follow me on social media, you have probably already noticed some of my posts on the textile flower course I have been preparing in collaboration with Domestika, the largest global creative community. The filming and shooting for this course was done last July in London, where a team of professionals helped me create this beginner friendly yet exciting video tutorial on textile flowers made with denim. In the course I show and teach how to create two very … Read More

How to tie a neat bow

A pretty bow can enhance your design and make it look super smart. However simple it looks, a neat symmetrical bow is not so easy to tie. But there’s a method to the madness I have recorded this little video to help you make your bows look sharp and neat every time you need to do one, be it on a choker or on a Christmas present If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below … Read More

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with our limited edition fabric pack

As you probably well know In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. Many events and activities have been planned and will be happening throughout the UK and beyond to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee including a number of design contests. We can not stay away from the festivities and are offering to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a timited edition fabric pack. Do read on to … Read More

Wild Leather Violets Tutorial

Free Wild Leather Violets Tutorial for beginners+ This is a fun free tutorial on stylised wild violet flowers made of genuine leather without the use of any specialist tools. The wild leather violet tutorial is suitable for all levels including complete beginners. Other no tool beginner friendly flower making tutorials can be found here. Here is a list of tools and supplies we will need for making our leather violets: 💜  thin genuine leather/ suede (lamb, goat, pig) in suitable … Read More

Welcome to Live Online Flower Making Demonstrations

In 2021 I introduced a new educational format to what PresentPerfect Creations Studio has already had to offer, mainly Live Online Demonstrations. These 90 or so minute long live Zoom meetings give me an opportunity to cover some topics and subjects that ae difficult to fit into a tutorial or a video course. For example, compare a tooled and no tool version of the same flower, or show how to make a design using both types of materials (leather and … Read More

Basic Method of Stiffening Fabrics for Flower Making

All the fabrics that are used in flower making, need be be stiffened before use. This makes fabrics more stable, gives them body and ultimately allows petals and leaves keep their 3D shape. There are different ways of stiffening fabrics and different stiffeners one can use. Below in a short video I am sharing a basic method of stiffening fabrics for flower making using Stiffy, a PVA glue based stiffener. With the same success you can dilute some good quality … Read More

How you can make your flowers quicker

In this fast moving world, time is of the essence. We all want to achieve great results, make more beautiful pieces without wasting much time. Is that even possible? The question I get asked time and time again is about the production time of handmade flowers, or how you can make your flowers quicker. If you have ever tried to make a flower from scratch it should come as no surprise just how much time every piece takes to produce. … Read More

Silk Flower Circlets

Silk flower circlets aka flower head wreaths / garlands are yet another way to showcase your handmade flowers. The simplest way to make a circlet / wreath is to create a closed circle using the stems of you handmade flowers (see the photos of the silk daisy circlet and the silk rosebud wreath).   For the best fit you need to know the head circumference of the wearer. These head wreaths can be made very symmetrical or asymmetrical. You can use … Read More

Flower Hair Combs

Flower hair combs for weddings and beyond. Mounting handmade flowers onto a hair comb is yet another great way of creating a wearable floral piece and showcasing the flowers you make. Unlike a headband, hair combs are more versatile, as their position in a hairdo can be easily changed depending on a hairstyle or personal preferences of the wearer. For a hair comb you can choose a selection of small flowers, silk or leather (see the photo with blue hydrangea flower hair … Read More

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