Part 1: Preparing your Fabric [link]
Part 2: Petal Folding
Part 3: Making your Own Kanzashi - Base [link]
Part 4: Making your Own Kanzashi - Basic Flower [link]
Part 5: Making your Own Kanzashi - Base for Falls [link]
Part 6: Making your Own Kanzashi - Falls [link]
Part 7: Making your Own Kanzashi - Finishing Touches [link]
I apologize if this has been asked but where do you typically buy your fabric? Online or a local source? I have Asian markets around me but I never noticed fabric, or Japantown in San Fran may be a source but it'd be an ordeal to go there and have money to buy fabric -_-
again apologies if this was answered somewhere and thanks again for the tutorial! I know it takes work to make these when you could be making more Kanzashi!
I think this is a great tutorial, though I'm a little confused about petal shaping in part A. Which sections are you readjusting when you get those different shapes? I'm trying to get a petal with little depth like the one in option 3, but it ends up too tall.
You fold the fabric in half to make your triangle (a1)
Then fold it in half again to make the raw edges on the bottom (b1)
and fold once more to put the raw on the side (b2)
but then you turn it so the raw edges are at the front in c1... I'm really confused, am I reading it wrong? is b2 supposed to be in there? B2 puts the raw edges on a short side, which will be the bottom in the pointed petal... but the short sides are the front in the round pointed are they not?
But perhaps me wearing kanzashi will give off the impression that I am not a married woman? lol. I doubt many people will notice though. I am going to wear it at Fanime in May at my table in the artists alley. :3
I also joined Immortal Geisha (which I noticed you are on) so that I can get as educated as possible before I actually practice my first kitsuke. :3
I just learned about kanzashi the other day, and I've been looking for a good kanzashi flower tutorial. This is fantastic.
in the petal shaping in round petal... there's 3 options right? how do i make it work?
First, what kind of glue works best, fabric glue?
Also, for the rounded petal, do you use glue for step 3, mine keeps unfolding or is it the fabric needs more starch?
It does help to use a little dab of glue in step three.