Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Linen Kanzashi

Most kanzashi are made from silk, but for some things, there's nothing like linen. Particularly if you are just starting as a kanzashi maker, linen is an exceptionally well-behaved fabric. It's stable (not too floppy), stays put, lightweight, easy to sew, makes good clean lines, and stately. Helen has a linen daffodil posted in her Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/72414841/daffodil-brooch-or-hair-fascinator , as a for instance......

and here are some fall colors linen bobby pins https://www.etsy.com/listing/108613446/fall-colors-flower-hair-pins-bobby-pins ...

Let's look at some linen creations by other artists. Sheri from Bungalowquilts on Etsy www.bungalowquilts.etsy.com has made a gorgeous cream linen ring bearer's pillow....

Natasha Fields from Sixit on Etsy www.sixit.etsy.com has made a wonderful striped flower, a realtive rarity for kanzashi....

....and an anonymous artist I found from Google images has made this beautiful pink creation....

So! Don't forget linen.


  1. Hi Sadie,

    Thanks for featuring our kazashi brooch, This was made by Kaye from an upcycled Laura Ashley skirt.

    We've bookmarked your blog - we're as mad for kanzashi as you are!

    Thanks again,

    Tasha - http://www.six-impossible-things.net

  2. Thanks, Tasha! Hope to "see" you here again soon!

  3. Hi Helen,

    First off, kudos to you for featuring other artists you admire on your blog! I also think your linen daffodil is charming. Lastly, I'm not going to write long since I don't know if I'll encounter the same issue with not being able to type in the somewhat encrypted security text. (The good news, at least, is that I did get your blog post in my email.)

    :-) Joana

    1. Thanks Joana, and thanks for putting up with the squooshed letters and numbers! Your message came through just fine! I'm hoping the problems you encountered the other day were just an anomaly.