Monday, July 8, 2013


I am sure you are very familiar with this plant. It produces bright yellow flowers which then turn into fluffy balls full of seeds.
To most people, especially keen gardeners, a dandelion is just one of those nasty weeds calling for a spray of weed killer. It is impossible to imagine somebody would want to create a dandelion by hand. But here we are. This white ball is hand crafted from scratch using pure silk. The ball measures about 4 cm in diameter. I used more than a hundred of fluffy seeds to make the dandelion.

This is the picture of this dandelion halfway through. It looks very realistic. It is as though somebody has just blown on it.

To make this silk flower requires a lot of  manual dexterity, a bit of  knowledge about dandelions but above all a serious amount of patience!
Despite its humble looks the silk dandelion is a sophisticated creation verging on a work of art.
If you want to give it a go I am pleased to let you know that no special tools are needed to create it. The fluffy seed head can be turned into a quirky brooch or an original hat embellishment.
Any ideas how you would use this unusual silk flower?


  1. WOW! I cannot believe how realistic this looks! That must have taken some serious patience. BTW, I must tell you I love your blog and book reviews. They've been so helpful for me in my quest to teach myself how to use the millinery tools I purchased a couple of years ago. -stacie

  2. Dear Stacie,

    Thank you for your nice comment. It is always great to get positive feedback on what I am doing. I am glad you find my blog useful and I shall keep it up ☺

  3. I would love to have directions on how to make this. My email is This is the most realistic faux dandelion I have seen. Just love it!