Flower Drying Handbook: Includes Complete Microwave Drying Instructions
"A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose", or so the saying goes - but not all flowers dry the same. Learn how to grow and dry flowers to suit specific projects, then make beautiful dried flower arrangements that look like they cost a fortune, and revel in compliments when you say, "I did it myself!" For beginners, there is a complete how-to dry section with a range of techniques from traditional air-drying to the modern microwave method to get you started right away. For those already versed in flower drying, the reference section is broken down alphabetically by flower name. Each profile gives a description of appearance, along with advice on growing and landscaping, harvesting and drying, and crafting. Learn ahead of time which drying method will work best with each bloom, and which blossoms to use for the effect you want. An absolute delight, you'll find this amazing sourcebook a valuable reference for years of creative crafting.
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