I, Galina Kofod has many years experience making flowers from silk and fabric. The focus of these works is the Japanese SomeBana school. In recent years I has developed my own style and ...
I, Galina Kofod has many years experience making flowers from silk and fabric. The focus of these works is the Japanese SomeBana school. In recent years I has developed my own style and technique creating leather flowers. With this technique I achieves a perfect reflection of nature. I also enjoys the contrast of creating fantasy leather flowers.
Currently I works mostly on custom orders for Australian and International Milliners. My passion is creating new models of realistic looking flowers from leather.
As well as me running my own workshops, I conducted workshops for the International Millinery Forum 2014.
If you have been interested in making a leather flower , these are the perfect tutorials for you. You will create elegant and unusual poppy and beautiful rose with buds using elements of Japanese Somebana technique. You will be amazed how fast and fun it is.
Skill Level: Beginners - Advance
The tutorials contain 26 pages with 57 clear and close photos, instructions and patterns in total. Numerous tips make this project easy to finish and help you create your own personal variations.
Link to instant download Step-by-step instructions with colour photos.
In order to create the same realistic leather flowers I recommender you to use professional Japanese tools https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/126990489/15-brass-millinery-irons-flower-making?ref=listing-shop-header-2 or https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/187032651/basic-set-of-8-brass-millinery-irons?ref=shop_home_active_11
You can use any stiffener but I use for making leather flowers PVA stiffener https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/127085896/polyvinyl-alcohol-pva-poweder-100g?ref=shop_home_active_1