The Book of Dried Flowers: A Complete Guide to Growing, Drying and Arranging

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Simon and Schuster, 1986 - Crafts & Hobbies - 192 pages
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This is the most practical and most beautiful book ever produced on the subject. It contains a complete guide to the techniques of drying and arranging flowers--and also gives advice on how to grow flowers in the garden for drying.
 

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Contents

Growing for drying
10
INGREDIENTS
17
Reds pinks
18
Oranges yellows
26
Greens browns
34
Blues purples
46
White cream silver
52
TOOLS MATERIALS BASIC TECHNIQUES
61
Contrasting colors
118
Vibrant color combinations
120
ceilings
122
Low tables
124
Walls
126
Side tables floors
130
Pedestals
132
SEASONS SPECIAL OCCASIONS
133

Tools materials
62
Wiring
64
Preparing containers bases
68
Selecting containers
74
Baskets wooden containers
78
Ceramic containers
80
Other containers
82
Adapting containers
84
Making bows
86
Hanging loops
88
MAKING ARRANGEMENTS
89
Fan shape
90
Posies bouquets
92
Hanging bunches
94
Hanging sphere
96
Wreaths
98
Flower ropes
100
Swags
102
Dried flower trees
104
DESIGN GUIDELINES
107
Planning arrangements
108
Shape
110
Texture
112
Color
114
Closely matching colors
116
Spring
134
Summer
136
Autumn
138
Winter
140
Dinner party
142
Harvest thanksgiving
146
Christmas
150
Wedding
154
FLOWER IDEAS
159
Potpourri
160
Framed flowers
162
Gifts
164
Miniatures
166
DRYING OTHER SKILLS
169
Air drying
170
Glycerine
174
Dessicants
175
Pressing
176
Repairs alterations
178
Storing
180
Selection guide
183
Index
188
Acknowledgments
192
Copyright

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About the author (1986)

Malcolm Hillier's lifelong passion for entertaining through flowers and cooking is evident through his many books including Flowers: The Book of Floral Design, Christmas, and DK Living: Entertaining. Mr. Hillier owns a flower shop in London and divides his time between his homes in London and on the Caribbean island of Saba.

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