Product Details Paperback: 256 pages Author: Terence Moore Publisher: ANNESS PUBLISHING ISBN: 1846817323 EAN: 9781846817328 Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 23.0 x 1.6 cm
The natural world offers a rich and endless variety of materials for the craftsperson to use - dried grasses, flowers, mosses, fir cones, leaves, twigs, nuts, spices, chillies, fungi and shells. These are only a few of the many organic items that can be easily gathered and used to create lovely pieces for gifts or decorations. Whatever the occasion or season, this book will help you create the most stunning and inspirational displays.
Moving far beyond the standard dried-flower arrangement, this imaginative book presents a veritable harvest of innovative ideas. From the simplest lavender- and rosebud-filled terracotta pot to breathtaking structures of lichen, leaves and twigs; from a plain but elegant sheaf of wheat and flowers bound together with a raffia bow to a dazzling Christmas garland of nuts and winter foliage; from summery swags and opulent hangings to avant-garde moss globes and fiery displays of dried chilli peppers, there are projects here to suit both traditional and contemporary tastes - and every level of ability. There are also designs for summer wedding pews, attractive posies and special gifts.
Brimming with over 700 evocative, specially commissioned colour photographs, this unique book is highly practical, with over 140 projects explained clearly through step-by-step instruction and visual examples, making even the most complex-seeming creations eminently achievable. Full details of basic techniques, materials and tools are included, as well as helpful advice on preserving the finished work. This attractive and comprehensive book is designed to ensure that you have all the information you need to create the most original and beautiful displays for every occasion.
A beautiful and practical step-by-step guide to making stunning, decorative displays from natural, organic materials.
Over 140 innovative dried-flower arrangements for every occasion, including decorative pots, captivating topiaries, attractive garlands, basket displays and much more.
Explore the creative potential of all kinds of seasonal natural materials, including flowers, mosses, fir cones, dried leaves, grasses, fruits and chillies.
Over 700 stunning colour photographs and easy-to-follow techniques make every design achievable.
About the Author
Terence Moore trained as a photographer and printer before starting his own company, which designs and creates a highly distinctive range of decorative arrangements made from fine silk fabrics, natural objects and other materials. Today, his barn workshop produces a wide range of work, from individual commissions to a standard range of designs supplied to outlets all over the world. Terence lives in an old farm cottage in the countryside with his family, a dog and four cats.