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Blog > A wonderful flower-maker from London

Good morning!  
Today I have some exquisite creations by Yelena Smirnova - a talented accessories designer from London.  These are sure to brighten your day …
 
       
Yelena wrote to me: “I love your flower-inspired page and blog, beautiful! Your fab tutorials are very helpful to learn silk ribbon embroidery techniques for my next projects, thank you very much for sharing your skills! I specialise in handcrafted floral accessories for wedding and occasion wear. All flowers are made by hand using the finest fabrics. I would like to share my magic world of flowers with other people ….     Click on the images to enlarge  
     
I live in London, UK. I began to learn the art of making flowers in the late 1990s. My Russian grandmother, who was a flower maker, taught me the basic techniques and passed on her antique tools to me. I used to work in the fashion industry and in parallel, collaborated with wedding designers. Last year, I turned my creative passion into making flowers for my own business…"  
 
 
  
  " The process of making flowers is a meticulous, long, but very creative work…. Every single petal and leaf made by hand using only finest natural fabrics such as silk, organza and velvet…"
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
    
" Each flower requests its own fabric to achieve the best shape and look…"    
    
 
"I am interested in different techniques of making flowers and was really fascinated by ribbon flowers of some talented artists that I have seen on your Facebook  page…."      
 
 
   
"At the moment I am learning some ribbon embroidery techniques that I would like to use for my next project - belt/sash range.    
 
   
 
Thank you Yelena for sharing your awesome talent with us and I look forward to seeing your new creations   It’s a beautiful, hot day in Cape Town - real happy weather!  
Have a good day stitching world.  
Love  
Di
  
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