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Theydeserveit >> Flowers >> Types Of Flowers >> Silk Flowers

Silk Flowers

Silk Flowers is a useful substitute to original flowers. These can easily be taken care of. Unlike original flowers it doesn't have any chance of being withered. Different sites on Silk flowers offer an array of silk flowers and arrangements done with silk flowers. Apart from flower arrangements done in office, home or at the venue of any party, silk flower bouquets are available for gifting to people.

Internet offers traditional and contemporary silk flowers for different purposes. Information about silk wedding flowers, seasonal silk flowers, flower hair clips, silk rose petals, and other unique silk flower items are available on net.
Artificial flowers made of silk are the imitation of natural flowers often made for scientific purposes. For example, glass flowers at Harvard University help in illustrating the flora and fauna of the United States. But silk flowers are mostly used for decorating purposes and making ornaments. It is said that the history of artificial flowers dates back to the18th century France. This art was taught to them by the Italians. But both of the art forms differ from each other. The French made minor alterations in the style followed by the Italians. Making silk flowers is basically the art of reproducing the art of nature. There great accuracy in this art has given new vistas to the art of making artificial flowers like, flowers made of silk. Towards the end of 18th century the Paris artisans earned a world-wide reputation. Around the same time this art got introduced in England with the help of the French refugees and soon the art form spread to America.

The first step is cutting fabrics and materials of different shapes and sizes to make flowers. Then leaves are made of green fabrics and petals and buds are made of colored silk fabrics. Scissors are the commonest tools to cut fabrics, but in order to make the process faster stamps are used that can cut numerous pieces at a time.

The veins of the leaves are usually impressed with a die, and a goffering iron is used to give texture to the petals. Then the petals are assembled together to make the flower and the leaves to make the entire flower. Then the flower is mount on a stalk made of brass or iron wire. This metal wire is wrapped with green fabric. Browse through the pages of Theydeserveit to know more about different types of natural and artificial flowers.

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