Flower Arranging & Floral Craft Books
Decorate your home with a variety of papercraft floral arrangements, house plants, fruits and vegetables.
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This book has 15 designs for anyone new to the craft to master and also includes over 40 pages of colour templates from which the artworks can be directly cut out. Every project also has step-by-step photographs and instructions.
Cut and assembled from coloured and patterned papers, these contemporary projects will bring a bright modern twist to artificial decoration and include the likes of tulips, poppies, succulents, pumpkins and a fly-catcher.
With its absolutely gorgeous jacket, The Flower Book celebrates all kinds of flowers and will help you (or whoever you gift it to) learn the art of floral design. It also has 30 inspiring arrangement ideas so that you can ensure the next batch of flowers you give are presented in style.
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Season by season, it provides stunning, in-depth profiles of 60 cut flowers which reveal everything you need to know about their colours, shapes, textures and fragrances.
Celebrating the loveliest flowers for the home, bloom by bloom, this book covers the likes of orchids, sunflowers, lavender, roses and tulips in great detail.
Paula Pryke has been helping couples plan weddings for nearly 30 years and this sumptuous book distils her talent as one of the most sought after wedding florists into a unique and invaluable aide to planning your own day. In this book, Paula will guide you through every decision from the choice of theme to the selection of individual flower varieties to, offering many ideas along the way. The Wedding Flowers section leads you through the different flowers that form the key choices for many couples giving information on varieties and history from orchids and roses to sweet peas and daisies. Wedding Themes considers different style approaches, from exploring palettes such as classic white or hot pink, to a do-it-yourself vintage approach, a garden decorated for a summer evening reception, or a glamorous hotel ceremony. Floral Decorations gives you a host of ideas for decorations you will be choosing for your big day, from bouquets to buttonholes and headdresses for the flower girls. There are ideas for decorating the venue from floral arches to pew ends. For the reception afterwards there are ideas for table decorations, chairbacks, napkin details and cake toppers that will all set the stage for a wonderful celebration. For those who want to create their own arrangements, 29 step-by-step projects for bouquets and arrangements will give you all you need.
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Easy and elegant flower arranging for everyone. Simple Flower Arranging helps you to create flower arrangements with style and flair- be it flowers for the home, a gift, or wedding flowers. Love having flowers in your house or making blooming bouquets? Be inspired by more than 60 stylish flower arrangements made simple, from vase arrangements to wedding creations. Owners of destination florist, Bloomsbury Flowers, Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks guide you through designs and techniques that allow you to create your own incredible arrangements. Key sequences are shown through step-by-steps and sumptuous photography so you can easily see how to take a simple bunch of blooms and present them with a professional touch, encouraging you to experiment with hand-tying, wire, papers and ribbons. Organised by flower type, it's easy to find flowers that you can buy in the supermarket, such as roses, lilies and sweetpeas and turn them into amazing arrangements. Simple Flower Arranging helps you to make beautiful bouquets and arrangements for every occasion, from baby celebrations to Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
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This practical guide shows how to grow decorative flowers and foliage and use them to create floral arrangements plans, plant and maintain a well-stocked cutting garden, and demonstrates how to create arrangements ranging from simple bunches to romantic hanging globes, swags and medallions.
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This title helps you create 30 stunning displays with fresh and dried flowers. Features: a beautiful and practical step-by-step guide to creating wonderful wreaths, garlands, swags and circles that will adorn any home or public space, indoors and out. Fabulous ideas for every season and occasion; contemporary and traditional designs from summery garlands and a midsummer hay ring, to harvest swags and eye-catching Christmas and Easter wreaths; and over 125 inspirational photographs. It gives advice on techniques, tools and materials such as secateurs, ribbon, paint and wire. It describes how to make the most of natural materials such as fresh and dried flowers, leaves, fruits, foliage, berries, twigs, seedheads, evergreens and artificial flowers. Wreaths and garlands are among the most impressive of all floral displays, whether draped over a fireplace or hung on a front door or garden gate. From the simplest circle of twigs to the most extravagant of swags, their outlines and shapes have great visual impact. These pages are packed with creative ideas for both small-and large-scale creations. Following the calendar year, this book presents 30 beautiful designs from a luxurious Valentine's wreath of deep red roses to a kissing ring of mistletoe and winter berry, and from summery celebration-table garlands to a fresh herb wreath to adorn your kitchen wall. All sorts of wonderful ingredients are used to create the wreaths and garlands: as well as a wide range of dried and fresh flowers, there are herbs, grasses, foliage, fruits, shells, starfish, and miniature terracotta pots. The designs have a lively and contemporary feel and will inspire both new and experienced flower arrangers. Whatever the season or occasion, this book will provide a project to help you brighten up your surroundings.
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A comprehensive step-by-step guide to floristry which includes step- by-step instructions for a wide range of basic floristry skills, from wiring and taping through to making a bridal bouquet. Inspirational pages feature a range of finished designs, both traditional and modern. It also provides advice for running a smooth business.
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Flower arranging is easy. You don't need to have artistic talent, a large garden or plenty of spare time. Whether you want to create a simple bowl of flowers for the home, a gift for a friend or an arrangement for a special occasion, the easy, step-by-step instructions and full illustrations in Get Started with Flower Arranging: Teach Yourself will enable you to create the effect you desire. This book serves as a handy reference for selecting materials and buying top quality flowers to create modern arrangements. Learn how to create seasonal gifts and decorations as well as how to make your arrangements last. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of flower arranging. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.
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Vic Brotherson believes that wedding flowers should express the character and individuality of a couple. In Vintage Wedding Flowers she provides ideas and inspiration for everything from bouquets to buttonholes, to table dressings, and corsages - and to suit all possible budgets. Chapters include Classic Flora, which considers traditional white and green displays; Graceful Rose, which has soft and graceful arrangements; Crazy Iris, for the more adventurous bride; and Romantic Violet, for those wanting a magical, dreamy feel. Full of beautifully shot colour photographs and helpful, step-by-step instructions, Vintage Wedding Flowers helps you create beautiful, timeless wedding flowers from simple blooms whether you plan to do the flowers yourself or employ someone to do them for you.
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This unique collaboration between international bestselling interiors author and stylist Holly Becker of the award-winning design blog, decor8, and Leslie Shewring, product designer, photographer and stylist, offers advice on selecting, combining and arranging flowers to best complement your decor. Decorate with Flowers contains a host of exciting ideas separated into eight gorgeous styles, showing flowers in relaxed, casual homes alongside those with some serious panache. Whether you are looking to invigorate a neutral interior or complement your already colourful space, you'll find a host of creative ideas. Holly and Leslie take a relaxed approach to floral design and, as stylists, they openly share tricks of the trade, including ways to experiment and get playful with flowers to create arrangements that are uncomplicated and inexpensive without sacrificing style. With step-by-step projects and crafting ideas showing how to adapt and decorate containers in a creative way with ribbons and trims, paint, string and fabric, you will learn not only how to arrange flowers like a stylist but the importance of placing them in the right container, and where. They also offer charming suggestions for creating pretty and approachable floral decorations for entertaining at home, from tea parties to cocktails with friends. Whether you want to make the most of freshly picked blooms from the garden, or you crave to put your personal stamp on the more generic pre-packaged bunch from the local market, Decorate with Flowers removes the intimidation from floral arranging, leaving you inspired and excited to work more freely with flowers and containers in a spirit of exploration and creativity.
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Bring the outdoors in! Beautiful floral arrangements have long been a hallmark of Veranda, and this lavish and luxurious collection offers a stunning presentation of the most exquisite flowers ever featured in the magazine. These unique designs - created by some of the world's leading floral artists as well as by homeowners with a flair for creativity - embody the Veranda reader's passion for gracious living. From charming bedside bouquets to showstopping centerpieces, from a simple arrangement of yellow roses in a glass vase to a free-form mix of succulents sprinkled atop a dining room table, these designs will appeal to anyone with an appreciation of colour, artistry, and imagination.
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The most comprehensive monograph available on the internationally renowned Belgian floral artist and designer Daniel Ost. His masterful site-specific sculptures redefine the boundaries of art, design, and floral arrangement. Ost has created exquisite installations for royal residences, embassies, temples, international art exhibitions, and the fashion industry. Presents 80 of his most important projects while accompanying essays explore their significance and the inspiration behind them. Lavish photography illustrates each project in this visually inspiring sourcebook for all creative and design professionals. Texts by Dutch author Cees Nooteboom and Japanese architect Kengo Kuma reflect on the impact of Ost's career.
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Flowers are associated with all the important events in our lives, whether celebratory or commemorative, but they can also cheer our everyday existence and enliven the spaces around us. This book shows just how. Through the work of thirty-eight floral designers, we see ideas for flowers for every occasion, whether public - decorations for weddings, arrangements for banquets, installations for shops and hotels, accessories for fashion shows, exhibits for art shows - or private, in the form of simple but special displays for the home. Organized in alphabetical order, each florist is introduced with a short biography, then in their own words they explain the stories behind their floral arrangements. Illustrations include portraits of the florists, shots of works in progress and full-colour images of glorious finished displays. As a visual refreshment for stylists, florists and design professionals, and an indulgent treat for anyone who loves flowers or decorating their own space, this book is an inspirational confection.
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Wedding floristry has always been one of the most important fields of interest for florists all over the world. Time and again, floral designers manage to redefine wedding bouquets, churches and table decorations. "Florever Wherever" presents around 15 complete wedding stories from 15 different countries. All weddings are decorated by world famous, top-class florists, all of them being spokespersons for the floral wedding traditions of their country. This magnificent publication will show every aspect of this unforgettable day: the bridal bouquet, corsages, bridesmaids, car decoration, church/venue decoration, table arrangements and the wedding party. A book that will have you lost in sweet reveries, a romantic feast for the eyes or a source of inspiration and a fountain of ideas for couples dreaming of chiming wedding bells.
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After the success of Ikebana Today (9789058562081) and Contemporary Ikebana (9789058562692), 'Ikebana Through all Seasons' completes the trilogy dedicated to this ancient art form. 'Ikebana Through all Seasons' goes back to the very heart of Ikebana and focuses on the diversity of the arrangements through the seasons. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter give rise to a great variety of Ikebana expressions. The book illustrates the essence of Ikebana: its seasonal diversity, the growth process of the plants and the interaction between the arrangement and its natural surroundings. For the compilation of this book and the selection of works, an international team of Ikebana specialists, representing all major Ikebana schools, worked together to create an invaluable source of inspiration, not only for Ikebana aficionados, but got anyone with a passion for floral beauty.
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Founded in a historic nursery in southeast Pennsylvania, Terrain is a nationally renowned garden, home, and lifestyle brand with an entirely fresh approach to living with nature. It's an approach that bridges the gap between home and garden, the indoors and the outdoors. An approach that embraces decorating with plants and inviting the garden into every living space. Terrain, the book, not only captures the brand's unique and lushly appealing sensibility in over 450 beautiful photographs but also shows, in project after project, tip after tip, how to live with nature at home. Here are ideas for flower arranging beyond the expected bouquet, using branches and wild blooms, seed heads and bulbs. Ten colourful container gardens inspired by painterly palettes. Dozens of ideas for making wreaths out of vines, dried stems, evergreens, and fresh leaves and fern fronds (which you learn to preserve in glycerin). Here are secrets for forcing branches to bloom in the middle of winter. Decorating with heirloom pumpkins, including turning them into table top planters. Simple touches - like massing high-summer hydrangeas into weathered baskets and scattering them around the patio - and more involved projects, including taking inspiration from Scandinavia and Britain to create a truly natural Christmas. With inspiration for every season, Terrain blurs the indoors and out to bring the subtle and surprising joys of nature into our lives every day.
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With 304 pages of striking floral arrangements, International Floral Art 2016/2017 is another exceptional tribute to the wonders of floral art. An absolute favourite of many, the International Floral Art series has become an essential resource that reflects the diverse and ever-evolving floral art scene. Over 200 international artists, both up-and-coming and well-established designers, sent in their best designs. This splendid mix of backgrounds accounts for the extraordinary diversity and the refreshing mix of arrangements in this volume. Packed with artful and inventive new designs and showcasing many contemporary styles and techniques, this is a must-have for anyone interested in floral art, from those with fingers itching to create, to those who just want to stand back and admire the incredible talents of others.
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In the past ten years Swedish floral designer Per Benjamin has developed his own color theory. The World of Color According to Per Benjamin is an educational-entertaining-inspirational book where his color theory is explained in text, but above all presented in a very creative, visual "hands on" style in beautiful pictures and color charts. The photos will be a mixture of studio works, outdoor pieces and bigger event designs and they will show both small and extra-large arrangements. All of the pictures included will illustrate how it is possible to extract color tones of a material both in theory and in practice.
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Contemporary floral design thrills, amazes and delights. It can raise questions, confuse, and overwhelm, and at the same time it inspires and motivates. The International Floral Art series is testimony to the fantastic things that can be achieved with flowers. It is state of the art floral design, showcasing endless possibilities, introducing new materials and unconventional techniques and above all celebrating creativity, innovation and fresh ideas. Packed with artful and inventive new designs and showcasing many contemporary styles and techniques, this is a must-have for anyone interested in floral art, from those with fingers itching to create, to those who just want to stand back and admire the incredible talents of others.
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Discover Rachel Ashwell's floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life. Flowers and floral decoration are at the core of Rachel Ashwell's world and her designs. From her showcase rose garden in California, she set out with photographer Amy Neunsinger to capture the full-blown romance of the quintessential English country house, the dramatic colourways of northern Europe, and the faded opulence of a Parisian apartment. This is the story of that magical journey, which takes us through a variety of beautiful spaces large and small, some ornate and others simple. Every aspect of floral accents is showcased, from wallpaper to fabrics, floors to ceilings, architectural details, lighting and, of course, flower arrangements, some breathtaking and some simple... but all beautiful in their own right.
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A heavily photographed guide to making natural plant dyes and using these dyes to create clothing and home decor, with over two dozen projects and ideas for every season, detailed instructions on dye methods and botanical information about the plants used. Natural Color shows how to create vibrantly hued pillows, napkins, clothing and accessories using centuries old techniques of dyeing. Natural Color focuses on achievable projects throughout the seasons.
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The combination of Ikebana and haiku is a more than successful one. The similarities between the arts go far beyond their Japanese origins. The seductive simplicity of haiku, its subtleties and sparse use of words, its silences and depth of meaning, its rhythms and seasons...these are only some of the characteristics that haiku shares with Ikebana. Both Ikebana and haiku have the power to move people. They evoke emotions using material that has carefully been trimmed of the superfluous. Their minimalism is convincing and reveals the essence. They manage to hold our gaze and temporarily slow down our daily rhythm. Both Ikebana and haiku invite us to see more than what the visible world has to offer. Members of the centre for poetry in Ghent, led by Hedwig Aerts, made a selection of their favourite traditional haiku by master poets such as Basho, Issa and Shiki. On the occasion of this book, they also created some new personal haiku.
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Just as painters create immortal pieces with their brushes, ikebana artists use nature's palette to express themselves. Ikebana Inspired by Emotions demonstrates the eloquence of ikebana and its power to capture and transfer emotions. Ikebana is sometimes accused of being hermetic; difficult to understand or appreciate for outsiders. It is claimed that it is an art which merely involves applying strict, imposed rules and that a lack of spontaneity and frivolity makes it a style of flower arranging that is difficult to enjoy. This beautiful new book demonstrates the opposite. Eight carefully selected black and white photos of strong, universal emotions are the source of inspiration for this publication. Many international artists interpret these visuals and translate them into designs that stir the senses and touch the heart. Ikebana Inspired by Emotions shows how ikebana arrangements can pull at the heartstrings and evoke emotions that are recognisable to everyone.
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The ultimate colour-by-colour flower reference guide - from New York's pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the colour of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Colour Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by colour, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative colour schemes - and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to colour, Flower Colour Guide is to flowers. Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested colour schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers. Michael and Darroch Putnam have built a reputation for romantic, dramatic floral arrangements and installations using colour as their guiding principle - here, they share their knowledge with readers worldwide: "This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers."
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