The kickstarter for our collaborative book project has launched, and our website is up! Please go have a look for more details: www.tzartisan.com/
We have 30 days from now to raise the necessary funds to get it published and printed. Here is the kickstarter link, kck.st/1P5sqlu
What we need your help with most is to share, share, and share some more! Please spread the word wherever you can, it's appreciated every bit as much as a Kickstarter contribution. Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far!
In case you didn't see my last journal, I'll explain what this project is again.
Tsumami Zaiku, An Artisan's guide to Modern Day Kanzashi is the official title for our book. It's a collaborative project between 8 kanzashi artisans interested in teaching the techniques to make beautiful fabric flowers.
Tsumami zaiku is a Japanese tradition that literally translates into the "pinching craft". It is a technique of folding fabric pieces in an origami-like way to make individual petals than can be assembled into a larger motif. It's been traditionally used to make elaborate hair accessories, but it can be used to decorate in many different ways!
Our book will be roughly 200 pages long, will contain instruction for both traditional and modern kanzashi techniques ranging from the basics for the freshest beginner to more advanced techniques that even experienced kanzashi artists will be able to learn from. Most importantly, it will be the first book of its kind to be printed in English.
Until next time,
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