Meredith Design

Resources

Please message me or comment with any additions!

Art

http://www.deviantart.com/ Where inspiration abounds. Don’t get lost!

Design

http://www.aiga.org/ “AIGA, the professional association for design, is committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.”

http://www.behance.net A nice way to showcase and discover good design work.

Kanzashi

Admiring beautiful kanzashi, easy. Making beautiful kanzashi, not so easy.

Below are several videos and sites I have found scattered across the interwebs that have been very helpful. As many of you may know, I didn’t not have someone to teach me… anything I’ve figured out I’ve done with the help of tutorials and my noggin’.

Websites

http://www.jenminnis.com/kanzashi.html
This one was really useful not only for term definition but also the rice paste and links to the traditional kanzashi vids I linked below.

http://www.immortalgeisha.com/ig_bb/viewtopic.php?t=5469 Can’t go wrong with Immortal Geisha. Some of the links are duds but it’s a forum, not a regular website.

http://www.barbarabarberbritishquilts.com/Starch.html Really solid tips on starching. Just use the good stuff… I don’t recommend you try making it yourself. I did and it was just silly. After I get to Japan, my goal is to search out the formula the masters use and post it.

http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/4564987-AA.shtml?lnav=fabric_silk.html Silk Habotai! If you wanna use what the pro’s use, this is the stuff. Not like me and my random scrap fabrics lol.

Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWO7vtkbHPM&p=657AC54C1C28ED81
Tsumami Kanzashi Documentary 1/5: Very informative, though it’s in Japanese with no subtitles. I got a lot out of watching all 5 of these.

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