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Felt kanzashi kusudama by kittykanzashi
Felt kanzashi kusudama
I was thinking at work one day, can I make kanzashi using felt?

Only one way to find out, lets make one!

Since was coming to Autumn and Winter, I made them in a similar colour scheme.  Fluffy goodness in a pretty flower.
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Junior Maiko Sakura Kanzashi Set by kittykanzashi
Junior Maiko Sakura Kanzashi Set
Because I wanted to make one and so I did.

And then I thought why not enter it for a BBC 2 competition where they are looking for artisan in the UK.

And amazingly I got through to the final and was even on TV!  I got to meet Paul Martin the host and most important of all I got to talk with Mary Jane Baxter.

It was shown back in 2012 and I have a recording of my 5 minutes of fame but here is the programme website.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nd…
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Blue fuschia hairpin by kittykanzashi
Blue fuschia hairpin
Well I couldn't just make a brooch/hairclip on its own so I make a hairpin as well.

If you look closely at the bottom flower you can just make out a little bell.  Yes they have little bells in the flower so they jingle as you walk.
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kittykanzashi
Kitty Kanzashi
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United Kingdom
I'm a trainee accountant who is looking for a better life that does not involve accounting software.

I have been playing with kanzashi for the last 4 years but it has only been recently that I have taken the plunge and started selling them.

What drives me to make them? Well they are fun to make and it combines two things that I love, textiles and origami!

I have a selection of ready-made kanzashi at my etsy store www.etsy.com/shop/kittykanzash…

However my main aim is to receive commission orders because they are more fun to make! All my designs are customizable so let me know what you want and I will do my best to fulfil your order. On the otherhand, you may have an idea of what you want! Again just contact me and I will make your kanzashi dream come to life.

Oh and I have a facebook page as well so if you like my work why not "like" my page www.facebook.com/kittykanzashi

In addition to kanzashi, I also love needle felting and you can visit my new store here www.etsy.com/shop/kittyfeltwor…

Current Residence: Oh somewhere in UK
Favourite genre of music: Heavy Metal
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My friend and I were approached by Hyper Japan to organise a kimono fashion show on 23 July.

However we need a hair stylist and makeup artist!  

Would anyone be interested in helping me out?  I can't pay you but I will be able to get you free entry to the Hyper Japan event for the whole weekend (22-24 July).

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hanatsukuri Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
hi! Would you be interested in joining a new group for tsumami zaiku (TZ)? We'd be happy to have your kanzashi! :D :icontzartisans:
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SqueekyMoonkin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Is your work made from 100% wool felt or a felted wool blend? I am looking to start working with felt for plushies and I need some pointers of good sources to purchase from online. Trying to find somone who sells by the yard vs lil squares. Nice work btw.
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kittykanzashi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
My felt creations are needle felted from merino roving. I don't use pre-made felt fabric as they are not soft enough for my liking.
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SqueekyMoonkin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
hmm, I will have to google that as I am not familiar with it. Thank you for sharing though.
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ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconloveitsignplz:Your beautiful work has been featured here: [link] Please :+favlove: this news article so that more people will see it! :love:
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kittykanzashi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for including my work!
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ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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sweetdream20 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Thanks!! ;)
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lovebiser Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for the :+fav:
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kittykanzashi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
no problem, I'm glad you like my work as well.
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