Capture the memory of special days by gathering and preserving flowers, and treasure them for years to come.
A modern take on an age-old craft, Everlastings features over 20 projects to try at home, all accompanied by beautiful photography.
The book begins with practical advice on how to pick flowers and descriptions of various methods of drying blooms, seed heads and foliage, before sharing ways to style with dried flowers in the home and create wearable items such as floral crowns and hair clips.
Buying locally and in tune with the seasons is at the heart of Michelle Mason’s philosophy. Taking salvaged and reclaimed objects, vintage glassware and ceramics as props and backdrops, Flower Market is brimming with texture, pattern and exciting and inspiring ways to group and display flowers, plants and succulents.
Michelle draws on her design experience, playing with shape, colour and composition to create stunning combinations showing how to make the most of fresh flowers and bring botanical style into the home.
A lively book filled with exercises, tips, images and anecdotes designed to conjure creativity.
Readers will be inspired to notice the creativity which naturally bursts around us every day. Philippa Stanton is of the belief that creativity and inspiration is always there, it’s just that we often fail to notice it. She laces the book with prompts and ideas on how to bring out the artist in the reader, with something new to do with every day.
In this book, Shane Connolly examines the language of flowers in the context of love - that most tricky and subtle of emotions.
Using a selection of over 50 gorgeous plants, Shane demonstrates how flowers, whether as single stems or as part of an arrangement, can reveal what our lovestruck, lovelorn or love-renewed selves are too wary or tongue-tied to express.
A compendium, a celebration, and an exploration of the history, material and techniques of 73 of the world’s most popular crafts, as practiced today.
Covers Paper, Pen and Print (bookbinding, origami, calligraphy, lino printing); Textiles, Cloth and Leather (fur and leather, embroidery, knitting, dyeing); Pottery, Glass and Stone (porcelain, stained glass, stone carving); Wood, Willow and Nature (basket weaving, wood carving, lime plastering and thatching); Metal (gold, bronze, cast iron and steel).
A directory section lists international organisations and professional communities and guilds.
Discover the joy of foraging and master the art of creating wonderful floral pieces, to gift or keep, through a collection of 22 beautiful and natural designs.
Learn how to play around with colour, foliage, texture and architectural forms with a craft that is not just for Christmas. Bringing ideas, skills and techniques, Katie and Terri will inspire you to create impressive statement pieces, tropical and dried wreaths, as well as beautiful garlands and a late summer chandelier.
Whether it's a statement-making fiddle-leaf fig or a tiny table top succulent, a houseplant instantly elevates the look of your home.
Baylor Chapman walks you through everything you need to know, from assessing light conditions to tricks for keeping your plants alive; she introduces 28 of her favourites, tough-as-nails but oh-so-stylish, from the eye-catching Rubber Tree to the delicate Cape Primrose; and she shows how every room can be made complete with sight, scent, style and scale, no matter how much or how little space you have.
Beautiful and romantic, Vic Brotherson's flower arrangements focus on traditional, seasonal blooms and foliage, such as alchemilla, lavender, hellebore, peonies and hydrangeas, and perfectly match the vintage pitchers, planters, old glass and retro, charity-shop finds she uses both for displays and as a major source of inspiration. From simple posies to glorious garlands and stunning centrepieces for a Christmas banquet, Vintage Flowers demonstrates just how easy it is to transform a handful of fresh cuttings into arrangements that instantly feel at home and complement the look of a room.
Accompanied by step-by-step instructions on using florist foam and chicken wire to making a garland, wreath and hand-tied bunch, plus tips on how to select and condition flowers for longevity, how to pin the perfect corsage, wiring flowers for your hair and how to get the most from your budget, Vintage Flowers promises fabulous results every time.
The topic of phone addiction has received much awareness across the UK press this year with studies have exposing links between heavy phone use and anxiety, depression and loss of sleep. Catherine Price’s 30-day procedure to beat your phone addiction is now available in paperback, setting out steps to prioritise your goals, remove bad habits that trigger phone use, in a gradual path towards destroying the dependency altogether.
Bare Naked Stems Flower Subscription Service
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