I got a craft magazine the other day which had a very brief article on Kanzashi flower decorations. There was enough information and pretty pictures to get me interested even if the tutorial was a bit basic.
Kanzashi flowers are Japanese folded fabric flowers, it's like origami but in fabric. I have found a few demos to watch on You Tube and finally took scissors to fabric and have started having a go.
These are my first, I'm not convinced I'm stitching them together right and it looks a lot more simple than it is in the videos I've watched but it's something new to try. These need finishing with nice big buttons in the centre and then I can see if they are suitable for brooches.
Found this link which is quite good on the folding techniques: