kimono fabric is really expressive. Personally, I see it as bold oil-painting, where hand-dyed is more like watercolor... so kimono fabric tends to inspire bold patches of pattern among really defined folds.
Anyway, I'm still working through my kimono fabric samplers. It's my goal this year to use as much as I can before I have to move internationally (again).
So, this art is called tsumami zaiku, or tsumami kanzashi. It uses single squares of fabric folded individually into a petal shape, and the only limit to what you can make is your imaginiation... and a nice armature. If you're interested in learning how to do it, please consider looking at our KickStarter~! More details here: