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Detail from In the Garden by Frederic SoulacroixThe techniques for making artifical flowers are simple. The effect, with some effort and practice, can be wonderful, either mimicking real flowers or merely suggesting them.

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bellinab
Lanvin Roses & Other Artificial Flowers by Christina Claridge
Thank you!!! This is really helpful and I have been looking for this info forever!!!
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toolgirl
Lanvin Roses & Other Artificial Flowers by Christina Claridge
If I had only had this info last year, the flowers I made for my friend would've been WAY better looking! Now I know!
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kitty
Lanvin Roses & Other Artificial Flowers by Christina Claridge
Thanks for the great article! This is brilliant information. I started making silk flowers earlier this year and it's hard to find good instructions. As you say, it's a matter of just experimenting with what works. But it's great to be able to see what someone else is doing.

I hope there's a Part 2 in the works! http://yourwardrobeunlockd.com/media/jxtended/img/smilies/default/Wink.png I would love to see more in the future on making flower embellishments as there are so many different types and they enhance a period piece so wonderfully. Also it would be great to see how to finish off the backs of the pieces and how to incorporate them on things like brooches and headpieces.

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baker_eliz
Lanvin Roses & Other Artificial Flowers by Christina Claridge
I second a Part Two!
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Oh, lovely! Handmade flowers are one of my favorite additions to vintage sewing projects, and you've done a fabulous job of showing the different varieties.

Happy sewing!

Katrina

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