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
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