Behind an exotic display of scarves and other accessories, Anthony was demonstrating how to burn the edges of velvet with a candle to make fringed scarves and rose corsages.
He told me that he had started experimenting a few weeks ago, having found a length of velvet and been inspired by a magazine showing this season's floral trends from the catwalks. Already he had been commissioned to provide some crimson and cream velvet roses to adorn a bridal gown.
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