Today, I would like to show you how to make a flower from scraps of cloth that I introduced on Facebook on May 11, 2013. On that day, my mom, Yasuko, participated in a workshop, which was provided by a fair trade shop called People Tree. In the workshop, she made the flower in the photo. In any home, there should be old clothes that you don’t wear or old curtains that you don’t use any more. Please don’t throw them away. You can “reincarnate” or UP-cycle them into lovely flowers!
<Workshop on How to Make Cloth Scrap Flowers at People Tree, Tokyo (May 11, 2013)>
You can use the flower in different ways, for instance, as a corsage, or as a hair accessory. You can also put it on a hat, a cap, or a bag as an accent. If you make a lot of flowers, you can use them as decorations for events. Look at the poster my mom, Yasuko, points to in the photo below. Flowers are put around the poster to add style. That’s a “beary” nice idea, isn’t it? Depending on the combination of different scraps in patterns and colors, the flowers will create different tastes. Why don’t you try one?