Tutorial: complex petals for handmade fabric flowers

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Learn how to create complex petals to use in innovative, lovely designs. Use your new skills to create your own flowers and insects. This tutorial is for you if: You recently started learning the tsumami kanzashi technique and like making fabric flowers or insects. You would like to know how to make the more complex … Read more

Tutorial: cardboard necklace display stand

Tutorial cardboard necklace display stand

Today I want to help you solve an important problem. Where do you get affordable and beautiful necklace displays for your handmade creations? You make them, of course. Here’s the tutorial. Skip to the steps. You make jewelry. Sometimes very pretty necklaces. You need a way to display them, but don’t have the hundreds of … Read more

Tutorial: silk, satin or organza butterflies

Silk satin and organza butterfly tutorial

This photo tutorial will teach you, step by step, how to upcycle natural or synthetic fabrics and transform them into pretty butterflies by using the tsumami kanzashi technique. If you are new to this technique, I recommend that you first learn how to make the simple petals, then the multi-layered petals for the prettiest handmade … Read more

Photo & video tutorial – kanzashi rounded petals

Tutorial rounded petals

In this tutorial I’ll teach you my own method of creating beautiful rounded tsumami kanzashi petals. Not the traditional technique, but one that will make your flowers stand out for sure. You’re new to the world of tsumami kanzashi and would love to learn how to make the petals out of silk or other fabrics, … Read more

The Garden and the Workshops

See what I learned from the workshops held in the last few months and apply these lessons to your own workshop. It’s all right to make mistakes, but isn’t it easier when you can learn from someone else’s mistakes?

What do you do best? Would you like to teach others? Have you ever thought about holding a workshop? You know that it’s a great way for you to help your community grow, as well as your career. You never know what wonderful people you can meet, and a workshop is the great place to interact with new people, get to know them a bit, learn about what they do best and get to keep in touch.

Workshop tent in the park
Tent ready for the workshop. The table is full of fabrics, paper and scissors, waiting for the participants.

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Product photography – tips for creatives

Product photography - tips for creatives

You work all day long creating jewelry or toys or any other thing and you have an online business. You would like your items to look in your pictures just like in those big online stores. What’s their secret? For a few years now, the Internet has allowed us access to unimaginable resources. We are … Read more

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