The pointy petals are the easiest ones to make. They also require less precision, although they look great in chrysanthemums, gerberas and in more complex combinations, such as the lotus flowers.
This tutorial will teach you the basic moves that you’ll get in no time. In a few minutes you’ll be able to make a cute flower of your own.
Take into account the fact that, from the same square of fabric you can make a long and narrow pointy petal or a short and wide round petal.
If you want to mix them in complex petals, the square for the pointy petal should be a bit larger, to accommodate the wide round petal.
A pair of tweezers can help you achieve higher precision, especially when you work with tiny squares of silk.
Traditionally, in Japan, all petals are made using tweezers, from 2×2 cm squares. But since what I make is normally larger, I like to use my fingers to grab and hold the fabric.
Experiment, see what works best for you.
When working with synthetic fabrics, you can use a source of heat for finishing the petals (a candle or a soldering iron work best). You will use the glue gun or other kinds of glue only for assembly.
What can be done using pointy petals?
I hope you’ll have a lot of fun making these petals and experimenting with different sizes and arrangements. You can check out my kanzashi Pinterest board for inspiration.
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