Max. number of crafty individuals:
1.30pm – 3pm
Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Rd, Sheffield S2 4DU
20th Jan (1.30pm – 3pm)
Want to try a new handicraft? Come and join our Kanzashi workshop – It’s like origami, but with fabric!
This is a workshop for complete beginners who want to learn the basics of Kanzashi flower making. Cora will be teaching you two basic folding techniques and we will make some simple flowers together. All materials and tools are provided. We are aiming to make at least two flowers. When you finish, you can put the flowers onto brooch pins or a hair clips or one each. It’s entirely up to you.
Cora is a Sheffield-based artist and craft tutor who practises the traditional craft of Tsumami-Zaiku (also known as Kanzashi). The craft of Kanzashi was originated in the Edo era for creating elaborate headpieces for Maikos (apprentice Geisha). It uses small, folded pieces of fabric to form various objects, usually flowers. It is deeply connected to nature and the change of seasons, as Maikos use their headpieces to display seasonal plants that match the corresponding time of year.
Despite the age of the craft, Cora aims to create accessories and artwork with a modern interpretation. She explores the use of cotton fabric and printed fabric to created different styles of accessories. She also incorporates western elements such as butterfly bows and rhinestones in her designs, and creates new patterns such as angel wings, four-leaf clover, and the Yorkshire rose.
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