Shibori silk ribbon flowers

Tsumami kanzashi is the Japanese art of folded silk made for hair adornments when wearing kimono and dates back to the Edo period, over 200 years ago.

Silk decorated hats have been in fashion since the 1700’s and even today silk florals embellish hats made by the most discriminating milliners.

Modern silk ribbon artisans such as Candace Kling and Helen Gibb have vast knowledge of silk flowermaking and ribbonwork as exemplified in their books on the topic.

I have been playing with the ribbon as well:

2 thoughts on “Shibori silk ribbon flowers

  1. hrsj

    You’re doing wonderful work with the kids and with your beautiful textiles! I like visiting your site seeing all your colors. Thank you for sharing them!



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