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InstructionsPay attention when the instructor tells you to use a heavy duty needle!
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Romantic, Retro / Vintage
Vintage silk from a Japanese Kimono
What was your inspiration?
When my son lived in Japan, he brought me a lovely huge box of damaged antique Kimonos knowing I would find lots of things to do with the fabric. When I took this course I immediately saw it as a chance to go rummage in my stash.
What are you most proud of?
I love how the color changes in the flower. I searched for parts of the kimono with a color gradation.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Do a couple of practice flowers, and draw a circle on your fabric to guide you in the first round. It's harder than you think to get it to come out in a true circle Also, on my last two I left about 1/2" of fabric when I cut the fabric at finishing. I like that effect, it kind of looks like a stamen.
In addition, I made sure to tear my fabric into strips instead of cutting it, because I wanted the raw edged look.