Presented by Janine Wardale

Materials Fee $2 if you are participating, but free to observe.

Kanzashi: The Japanese Art of Fabric Folded Flowers.

Kanzashi are hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. The term kanzashi refers to a wide variety of accessories, including long, rigid hairpins, barrettes, fabric flowers and fabric hair ties.

In the English-speaking world, the term kanzashi is typically used to refer to hair ornaments made from layers of folded cloth used to form flowers (tsumami kanzashi), or the technique of folding used to make the flowers.

Janine Wardale’s  eclectic style of costuming combines sewing, crocheting, embroidery, bead work, fabric painting and macrame. She loves to reuse, re-purpose, and reinvent vintage finds and to turn them into unique pieces of wearable art and masquerade attire. Her claim to fame is that she spends six hours of embellishing for every one hour of sewing. The results speak for themselves.


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