This title presents over 290 projects including how to make exquisite posies, pomanders, swags, wreaths, centrepieces and bouquets, all shown in over 1700 colour photographs. This is a beautiful and practical step-by-step guide to making decorative displays from fresh and dried flowers. It includes over 290 innovative projects for every occasion, including basket displays, simple posies, opulent wedding decorations, stunning garlands, and much more. 1700 superb colour photographs and simple-to-follow instructions make every design easy to achieve. This title offers expert advice on essential floristry techniques, from conditioning and wiring fresh flowers, to harvesting and preserving dried materials. It shows how to make exquisite posies, pomanders, nosegays, swags, candle rings, wreaths, garlands, centrepieces, bouquets and headdresses. There are designs to suit every room of the house, plus ideas for conservatories and outdoor display. It contains inspirational pictures throughout by award-winning photographer Michelle Garrett.
This beautiful book by two leading floral designers is a complete guide to creating innovative designs and inspirations using natural fresh and dried materials. Every project is clearly explained with step-by-step instructions and photographic sequences so even the most complex creations can be achieved with success. All the basics are fully explained: from choosing your containers and materials, to floristry techniques such as conditioning flowers, wiring and creating false stems. For the more experienced artist, there are plenty of projects using creative combinations of colour and texture to inspire you to look afresh at floral design.
Fiona Barnett shot to fame as a result of her spectacular floral designs and now runs her own thriving business, Manic Botanic. She has worked with the photographer Debbie Patterson on several books, notably Wedding Flowers.
Terence Moore designs and creates a highly distinctive range of decorative arrangements made entirely from natural objects and materials.