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Hana Kanzashi: Ribbon Origami Workshop

Join us for this workshop to create beautiful flower hairclips using the Hana Kanzashi method.   Kanzashi are hair ornaments used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. It was first used during the Jomon period as a pointy stick to symbolize good luck. During the Nara period, a variety of Chinese cultural aspects were brought to Japan and the hair ornaments eventually became more and more elaborate.  Today hana kanzashi is created from squares of ribbon or silk.  The flowers can contain as little as 5 petals to more than 75 petals.  The petals are made by using tsumami/pinching technique.  The petals are pinched and folded into the desired shape. 

In this workshop we will use the folding technique with ribbon to make a simple kanzashi flower clip.  Two different flower petal styles will be demonstrated as well as examples of different types of flowers that can be made with them.  

There will be a brief intermission for the pieces to be sealed depending on the design.

Registration is required. This has been changed to a single session program.   Preference given to Reading residents.   All materials will be provided.   

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
11:00am - 2:00pm
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