Tool School Kanzashi Flower Maker with Steve Butler

8487 L Kanzashi Orchid Petal (IP)

What is it? – How do you make a Kanzashi flower? Place a piece of fabric in the template, fold it closed, trim around the edges, take a threaded needle through the holes in numerical order, open the template and pull the thread tight. Petal complete. Repeat four more times and your flower is done. Could not be easier and no heavy equipment required. With all of the different sizes and shapes of Kanzashi Flower Maker templates and the vast and always changing selection of fabric patterns, colors and textures available to you, your creative potential is virtually unlimited.

What does it do? – Clover’s Kanzashi Flower Maker templates take all of the guesswork and tedious technique out of the equation. Each flower is completed easily, precisely and quickly and that allows you to concentrate all of your effort on the creative process.

•Size – Kanzashi Flower Maker templates come in three sizes. Large flowers are approximately 3 inches across, small flowers are approximately 2 inches across and extra small flowers are about 1 1/2 inches across. Select whichever size meets your requirements or combine them for something truly unique.

•Shape – Kanzashi Flower Maker templates come in five distinct petal shapes. Round, pointed, gathered, daisy and orchid. You can select the flower shape or type to fit your fabric design or project shape. The possibilities are endless.

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Learn how to make a Kanzashi flower by watching this video

Solving Problems at the Pressing Station Seminar


The Sewing & Stitchery Expo has something for every sewing and quilting enthusiast and sew much more!

Attend quality educational SEMINARS taught by national teachers, be inspired at the STYLE SHOWS showcasing the latest fashions, and SHOP from more than 400 booths to find everything for sewing: fabrics, notions, specialty yarns, threads, patterns, books, machine embroidery designs, home décor items and the list goes on!

You will be surrounded by creativity and inspiration at each step! This ANNUAL event is not to be missed.

Come see Clover at Sew Expo Booth 937 & 939 and attend Joan Hawley’s Seminar, Solving Problems at the Pressing Station…  

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Tool School Weaving Sticks


What is it? – Stick weaving is a traditional art form made modern by Clover with Weaving Sticks. Just how old it is no one can truly say. Not even Wikipedia knows for sure when or where it came to be. There is little doubt that this simple method of weaving was initially utilitarian by nature intended primarily for making clothing and other needed implements by ancient ancestors. Weaving Sticks are so simple to use that anyone, regardless of age, ability or skill level, can create beautiful and useful woven items. Techniques, materials and imagination make anything you can imagine possible and all of it very personal to the creator. It’s faster than knitting or crochet and just as portable. With Clover’s Weaving Sticks, creativity can truly be at anyone’s finger tips at all times.

What does it do? – Weaving with Weaving Sticks is a very simple technique in which the weaver selects both warp and weft from a wide variety of materials. Yarns of any shape and size, fabric strips, leather or plastic braiding, cording or any combination of those materials provide an unending selection of creative mediums. The warp materials are threaded through holes in the base of each weaving stick and can be any length. The first weft strip is a knot tied around a single weaving stick. Then simply weave over and under, back and forth until the desired project length is achieved. The width is controlled by using two or more of the six sticks provided in each kit. For more width, a darning needle is supplied to enable the attachment of parallel horizontal rows. Weaving Sticks are available in two sizes, thick and thin. Choose the size that best suits your creative intent. Here’s an idea! Load several beads onto the weft yarn before starting your project and then feed them into the weaving project for a truly unique, defining appearance.

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