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Silk flower making

Posted by chedaw (My Page) on
Fri, May 12, 06 at 8:40

does anyone know of a site that offers instructions for making your own silk flowers?
TIA


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RE: Silk flower making

fabric flowers from ribbon for decorative purposes

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_floral_tips_techniques/article/0,1793,HGTV_3423_1370939,00.html

Candace is the QUEEN, no, the GODDESS of victorian ribbon work, and one of my alltime heroines.

http://www.dltk-holidays.com/spring/mtissue_flower_vase.htm

the simple, rough and ready kid's version.

no instructions, but much inspiration

http://www.lubinflowers.com/browseitems.php?offset=0

I actually have a vintage BOOK on the subject that I think I paid a buck for at one of the library culling sales.


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RE: Silk flower making

I've always wondered how they did that...it is an art for sure. Thank you for the great links.


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RE: Silk flower making

long ago, all the craft stores years ago used to sell packs of pre-cut fabric (polester not silk),( he-he, I still have some)along with pkgs. of stamens and leaves, then you would wire them to a stem wire and cover it all with floral tape. have not seen them in a while. The flower pieces all came preshaped. I would think you need stff or stiffened material. Seems I saw something fairly recent where they cut out the flower pieces, and then shaped them with a rounded tool over a sponge, to get the rounded shapes. will keep looking...you may be better off with sale or dollar store flowers for the time, effort and $$..

Here is a link that might be useful: rose tut


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more on flower making

more ribbon flowers at Offray site - scroll down

Here is a link that might be useful: ribbon flowers


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another link

also from Wrights

Here is a link that might be useful: ribbon rose corsage


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RE: Silk flower making

maybe you could check my profile..

Here is a link that might be useful: chinesesilkflower


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