Modern Dried Flowers 20 everlasting projects to craft, style, keep and share

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2022-04-26
Publisher(s): White Lion Publishing
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Summary

Gathered is an accessible, contemporary guide to the sustainable art of drying flowers. Learn about this chic craft's origins, variety of uses, and the inexpensive practice of drying and elegantly arranging flowers today. Find inspiration and follow step-by-step instructions to master all of the basic skills, tools and techniques necessary to preserving your grasses and blooms beautifully, both for the home and special occasions. 
 
At the heart of the book are 20 stunningly presented projects, from small wearable keepsakes to majestic seasonal centrepieces that can be kept and displayed all year round. This is followed by an index of 50 suitable flowers to forage and grow. Play with texture and colour, discover unusual blooms and botanicals, and create something truly original. These versatile arrangements suit any style from vintage and boho to contemporary and even minimalist.

Exquisitely illustrated with gorgeous photography, master the age-old art of drying flowers for everlasting beauty and wow-worthy décor.

Author Biography

Angela Maynard is the creative director of Botany, a floral shop and design studio in East London. Angela also runs workshops on floristry and dried flowers and heads seasonal wild flower walks. She has been featured in the The IndependentFinancial TimesEvening StandardTime OutElle DecorLe MondeVogueWorld of InteriorsHouse BeautifulHomes & Gardens. Her clients include Adidas, L'Oréal, & Other Stories, and Toast. Visit botanyshop.co.uk to see more of Angela's work. 

Table of Contents

Prelims: 5 pp
 
Introduction: 2 pp
 
Chapter One: What to Dry and How to Dry 16 pp
  • Tools and equipment
  • What stems to dry and how to dry your own stems
  • Foraging and growing
 
Chapter Two: Composition and Color 22 pp
  • Make visually stimulating arrangements by following these simple rules on form, scale, function, composition and colour combinations.
  • Also guides readers in sourcing and selecting suitable containers and vessels.
 
Chapter Three: The Projects 118 pp
20 projects ranging in scale and function, complete with step-by-step directions, and each designed to build a range of basic floristry skills. Includes projects for the home and occasions, plus guidance on what to do with the leftovers. Sample projects:
 
FOR THE HOME
Hydrangea Wreath / Bedroom
Large Fireside Arrangement / Living room
Modern Arrangement / Entrance (for a hallway on a console table)
Table Centre Piece / Dining room
Installation / Living room
Bedside Table Bouquet / Bedroom
Herbal Swag for Door / Bathroom
 
ON OCCASION
Spring Bouquet (hand-tied bouquet for Mother’s Day) / Spring
Festival Headdress / Summer
Festive Wreath / Fall, Winter
Bridal Accessories (headdress, combs, buttonholes, and corsages) / Summer
Small Posy for new born or naming ceremony / Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Thanksgiving basket / Fall
Festive Garland / Fall, Winter
 
WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFT OVERS
 
Chapter Four: A Visual Guide to Common Dried Flowers 50 pp
  • Listed alphabetically by Latin name, each flower has its own profile with specific tips for sustainability, drying and suggested arrangements (chapter 3).
  • Includes common flowers, experimental stems, most sought after flowers, fillers and grasses.
 
Chapter Five: Dried Flower Glossary 8 pp
 
Index and Credits 3 pp
 

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