Release the Kraken!
Original design octopus fascinator with fire red eyes and scary tentacles. I am really proud of it! And just because I can he has been named Cranky Kraken
455 hand dyed purple petals to create the body and blue shibori fabric to imitate the suckers on the tentacles.The petals were made following traditional Japanese art called tsumami hana kanzashi. This means that every petal is starched and hand dyed. Each of them is cut out of silk in the square shape, then folded and assembled to form a single petal. I strive to be as accurate to the traditional way of making kanzashi, so I always use habutae silk and rice glue.
Kanzashi are traditional Japanese hair ornaments to wear with the kimono.
They are made by starching and cutting into small squares out of silk which afterward are folded into a shape of petals and attached together using rice glue to form a flower.
Nowdays those small pieces of art we can see on Maiko and Geiko.
My aim is to create the most traditional pieces as well with making modern ones which can be worn with everyday clothes or formal wear as well as cosplays and lolita fashion.