This work is designed for keen florists and flower arrangers. Based on the National Floristry Training Requirements, it covers basic terms and equipment, principles of design, working techniques, buying materials, and the care and storage of plant material. Weddings and funerals are covered too.
Flower arranging has always been a popular hobby, but it's also a creatively satisfying alternative to a 9-5 desk job. Anyone with a grasp of the basics who needs to know more to go pro?or who's just indulging a passion for flowers and beauty?will find this guide absolutely ideal. Filled with superbly laid-out techniques, plus fabulous styles both traditional and modern, Flower Arranging has it all: advice on choosing and buying flowers, instructions on floral care, recommendations on the necessary tools, and invaluable color and design theory. Comprehensive sections offer terrific ideas for every occasion, from gift arrangements to wedding bouquets, funeral wreaths to venue decoration. Fully illustrated with gorgeous color photos, this is the only book you need to become a great florist.
- By the author of Floral Diplomacy at the White House (ISBN: 9789058565587) and A White House Christmas (ISBN: 9789058565754) - As an accomplished speaker, Laura lectures and conducts workshops around the USA throughout the year - Each design offers instructions using every day materials, as well as more difficult elements for those interested in a greater challenge - Illustrated throughout in lavish color - Perfect to keep or as a gift for DIY friends As Chief Floral Designer during her six years in the White House, Laura Dowling was responsible for the dazzling floral pieces that stunned visitors, welcomed politicians and diplomats, and added style to holidays throughout the year. Now she shares her years of experience in a new series of practical how-to books, which will make her inspiring pieces achievable for all. Wreaths introduces this new series and features a wide range of designs fit for many occasions and holidays. Each design is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, as well as by anecdotes and stories from her time at the White House. There is also an in-depth technical chapter at the back of the book for those who like to deepen their understanding of the different techniques used in professional floristry.
This lavish book covers the full range of commercial techniques for the florist. It introduces basic terms and equipment, advises on conditioning and care of fresh materials, and explains the elements and principles of design. Examining various celebrations and occasions, it demonstrates classic and contemporary designs with step-by-step instructions and over 600 full-colour photographs.Topics covered include: Wedding designs - wired, tied, glued, foam holders; designs for both carrying and wearing. Tied designs - mixed flowers, modern textured, gift wrapping, aqua packaging, and designs made with frames and pre-bought frames. Funeral designs - tied, environmental, formal-based designs, loose open designs in a variety of foam frame shapes. Arrangements for traditional and modern designs - symmetrical and asymmetrical, parallel and using colour foam, in a range of containers and baskets. Function decorating - both venue and place of worship designs. Seasonal designs - Easter, Hallowe'en and Christmas. This inspiring book is based on current floristry training programmes that support students and working florists alike.Covers the full range of commercial techniques for the florist and gives advice on buying and storing flowers, design and colour and transporting displays.Demonstrates how to create a wide range of floral designs with step-by-step instructions.Lavishly illustrated with approximately 600 colour photographs.Sandra Adcock is a qualified teacher, a holder of the Society of Floristry's National Diploma in floristry and a fellow of the British Florist Association.
A comprehensive guide to creating professional-looking floral arrangements for any occasion. Full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions explain artistic principles and demonstrate techniques. An A-to-Z directory with practical information on cho