Artificial flowers are an imitation of real flowers made by using various types of materials. They enhance the beauty of the place. They are not only durable but also look attractive. Unlike natural flowers, artificial flowers possess superior qualities. They do not look lifeless, not perishable, can reusable. They can be preserved for a longer time. Artificial flower making art is not a modern invention. This art is believed to be a hundred years old. Egyptians, Romans, and Chinese are the few countries where traces of this art can be found. In ancient Egypt, these flowers were made by using non-traditional materials such as thin plates of horn stained with different colours and metals like copper, gold, or silver to give them a luxurious look. Silk flowers were originated in China. Chinese began to raise silkworms to produce soft silk some three thousand years ago. Later they began to use silk to make artificial silk flowers. Only the rich females wore these flowers in the royal palace. These were used to decorate temples in China. The Romans did the same way using wax who attended a degree of perfection. The first Europeans who manufacture artificial flowers are Italians in the twelfth century. They used cocoons of silkworms to make flowers soon after France began making them. The reason behind using silkworms is that they have a velvety appearance and take on a brilliant colour. Later, flowers were made using many materials like ribbons, feathers, satin, muslin, other woven fabrics, etc. Harvard University had owned a remarkable collection of glass flowers.
Nylon Stocking Flower:
Nylon stocking is one of the materials used for making artificial flowers. The art of nylon flower making is easy to learn the craft. This art requires simple tools and inexpensive materials. In the year 1970s, this art gained popularity in the United States and soon became very popular in Japan later in Asia, Europe, and Australia. Nylon stocking flowers require materials like metal wire, nylon stocking, nylon threading, stem wire, floral tape, and stamen. Some flowers require cotton balls or sheets, white glue, acrylic paint, and paintbrushes. These are very easy to make and also give a stunning look once when it is finished. The name to these flowers is given as nylon flowers due to the material used for making them. This stocking material's silky appearance and flexibility help one make any exotic flower easily in minutes. With the help of thin floral wires, the shape of the petals can be designed in any creative way. This nylon wire combination gives these flowers a unique look and feels like a natural flower.