Dried Flowers: Drying and Arranging

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David R. Godine Publisher, 1988 - Crafts & Hobbies - 143 pages
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Traditional techniques in making dried flowers by hand combine with new designs in arranging to produce the finest book available on the subject.Step-by-step, easy to follow instructions make the traditional art of creating dried flowers by hand accessible to everyone. Each traditional technique is fully described; the newest methods, e.g. microwave preserving, are also covered. But it's the extensive chapters on contemporary designs for arranging which make Dried Flowers stand apart. The author suggests dozens of new arrangement displays, each illustrated in glowing color suitable for special vases, baskets, or even special shapes for unusual nooks and crannies. There are designs for jugs and wash basins, Victorian cache pots, country baskets, and L-shaped arrangements. In all, 86 individual varieties are displayed in their dried state, including whole chapters devoted to wedding flowers (such as traditiona brides' bouquets), church flowers, bell jar displays, Easter baskets and Christmas decorations. There are extensive tips on caring for, preserving, and working with dried flowers.This volume comes as close to a comprehensive volume on the art and technique of dried flower arrangement and preservation as the reader is likely to find. And it has been produced to the highest standards, with full color throughout supporting the text, a full-cloth binding, and a price that costs less than the simplest store-bought wreath.
 

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Contents

Dried Flowers
8
Buying Dried Flowers
20
Materials for Wiring
26
Arranging Dried Flowers
34
Wall Basket
40
Formal Arrangements
46
Fresh Flowers and Dried Foliage
52
Hanging Decorations
58
Milk Churn
64
and Flower Basket
116
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About the author (1988)

Susan Conder is an American now living in the UK. A graduate of Brown and Harvard Universities, she is now a writer and editor on lifestyle, crafts, flower arranging and gardening, and has contributed to a number of books on these subjects.

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