Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sinamay Lilies

I have been working with manipulating my own Sinamay this week. Today I have been testing out making curved Calla Lilies.

Sinamay is great to work with like this because it is soft & flexible, but it also hold shapes & twists and turns into interesting forms.

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They’re not finished yet, but you can see how the shape is holding up.

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I have used a curled green biot goose feather as a stamen in the large one.

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I think as well as using them on my hats I will sell them individually in my supply store too.

7 comments:

Hawaii Kawaii said...

They are beautiful!

Liz said...

Thanks! :)
I'll put up more pics when they're fully finished.

KitschKrafts said...

Hi Liz!
These look great! I have never heard of this material, but I bet there are a ton of cool things you could make with it.

Keep up the great work!
Erika

Anonymous said...

I tried to use this material for a bow, but I find that the material once it is cut starts to unravel - do you have any suggestions?

Simplyswt Designs said...

those are looking great

Liz said...

Hi Anonymous!
You have to treat it like any other woven fabric, sew it in place, fold under hems etc. You can use the iron on it as well to create crips folds for your hems.

Liz said...

Thanks Simplyswt! :)