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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.
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.…
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.


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…

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

In addition to kanzashi, I also love needle felting and you can visit my new store here…

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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
kittykanzashi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for including my work!
ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
sweetdream20 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Thanks!! ;)
lovebiser Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for the :+fav:
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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