Flowers created from fabric materials,are found everywhere. In the hands of stylists, they become an ornament for hats, dresses and even shoes. And they really look spectacular. Making such flowers with their own hands seems difficult. But we hasten to convince you that this is not so. You can independently make flowers from fabric material, suitable for one of the items in your wardrobe. Flowers created with Kansas technique,distinguishes an unusual brevity, beauty and elegance, they literally "bloom" when they are taken by needlewomen. No wonder in the Land of the Rising Sun, the birthplace of this art form, there was a belief that in Kanzas lies a magical power that removes spoilage or the evil eye. Under Kanzas, the traditional Japanese art of making silk flowers is implied. In the old days, the transmission of dazzling colors and textures of these colors was exclusively silk. The textile industry is now so stepped forward that the number of materials no less beautiful than silk is steadily growing. So nobody restricts you in choosing fabrics. Concluding the story about Kanzash it is worth saying that it was used as a decoration for the hair, when creating a traditional Japanese hairstyle. Modern Japanese brides also use this exquisite accessory. Having received a general idea of Kanzash, we proceed to create our own Kanzash with our own hands. First of all, you should get the following materials and tools:
- ten pieces of flax material 75x75 millimeters;
- Needles, pins and threads;
Before starting work, we recommend ironing and slightly starching the material. We put it half as fast as possible. The triangle should be kept open tip up. The lower left corner is added to the top of the triangle. In the same way, we apply the right corner to the top of the triangle. Then the material is turned over, and the left and right corners are folded in such a position that they come into contact with the forehead. Again, the material is doubled. The angles that we folded, you need to fill in. We compress the folded material and pierce it athelp pin. Do not forget to make sure that all the wrinkles are pierced with a pin. The base of the petal should be trimmed with scissors, as is done in the illustration: Similar actions are taken with the remaining nine squares of the material. As soon as all the petals are made,proceed to stitching. We advise you to use a thread, folded in half. The knot on the tip of the thread does not need to be done. Just leave the "tail", which in length will be 12-15 centimeters. After that, each petal is threaded. We tighten it and straighten the petals. Spreading the tips of the petals with your fingers, you can give them a rounded shape. However, this action is not necessary for those who prefer petals, which have sharp edges. In the end, the Kanzash flower can be decorated using a button or bead. That's all! Your first Kanzash, made by yourself, is ready!