Floral Design Basics by Deborah Dolen [NOOK Book]

Overview

Floral Design Basics is one of Deborah Dolen's three bestselling ebooks on mobile platforms. This popular book is no longer available in hard copy. Deborah Dolen has written 28 DIY books to date.

In Floral Design Basics Deborah Dolen teaches all the basic skills you would be expected to know when securing a basic floral design job or if you happen to be buying a floral design business and need the skill sets. It also teaches how to make a bow ...
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Floral Design Basics by Deborah Dolen

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Overview

Floral Design Basics is one of Deborah Dolen's three bestselling ebooks on mobile platforms. This popular book is no longer available in hard copy. Deborah Dolen has written 28 DIY books to date.

In Floral Design Basics Deborah Dolen teaches all the basic skills you would be expected to know when securing a basic floral design job or if you happen to be buying a floral design business and need the skill sets. It also teaches how to make a bow and the meaning of each flower which are also items basic to any florist. The book contains a variety of styles and lots of illustrations of floral design, using vase and container. In her youth Deborah Dolen worked as a floral designer and this was her favorite occupation hands down. Floral Design Basics discusses all kinds of arrangements, vase as well as container, and how to design beautiful arrangements while being prudent as to costs. Floral Design basics also makes you familiar with "filler" greens and their use.

Floral Design Basics with Deborah Dolen also teaches you how to create your own floral design using flowers from YOUR OWN garden or simply how to enhance an arrangement you have been given! Design flowers like the pro's and save money! These design techniques shown by Deborah Dolen apply to silk flowers as well as fresh flowers.

One of the most important attributes of Deborah Dolen's book is a section devoted to the best performing flowers, which flowers last the longest for maximum value as well as every basic design detail, made simple, that you need to have on hand and know to make all kinds of arrangements. Floral Design is a great short term vocational skill and comes in handy whether for work or fun.

Deborah Dolen is an author who lives in Bradenton, Florida with her Katrina rescue dog a golden retriever named Ringo. Her other popular books include "The Beekeepers Digest" and "The London Apothecary." Customers who buy this book often buy "Gift Basket Business: How to Make and Sell Gift Baskets" also by Deborah Dolen.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014600347
  • Publisher: Deborah Dolen
  • Publication date: 6/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 408,677
  • File size: 505 KB

Meet the Author

Resident of Palma Sola Florida, Deborah Dolen has authored 36 "how to" books and films spanning a decade. Author Deborah Dolen lives on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida with her golden retriever "Ringo" who was a Katrina rescue canine. Deborah Dolen's work in book and film can be found on mobile platforms, although most of her hard copy books were allowed to go out of print in 2006 due to the mobile platforms offering more convenient delivery making her hard copy books and films mainly collector's items.

Most of Deborah's musings revolve around natural or environmental affects. Deborah is a graduate of Eckerd College in St. Pete, Florida and Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Many of her books were the direct result of raising three daughters as a widow and projects she designed to teach them life skills, ended up being complied into books as the internet became popular and a clear demand was shown for Deborah's recipes, formulas or over all writing in general.

Deborah Dolen can be found on all of the social medias that include Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and OpenSalon.

Deborah's bestselling books include: The Beekeeper's Digest, which shows how to make a variety of finished products from bee materials - honey, wax, and pollen are spun into gold to make candles, lip balm, hand cremes, medicinal syrups and so much more. Floral Design Basics is Deborah Dolen's second bestselling book and Handwriting Analysis in Psychology is another popular Dolen authored book.
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  • Posted June 29, 2012

    Although one of the target audiences chosen for this book was pe

    Although one of the target audiences chosen for this book was people interesting in purchasing or setting up a floral design business, I purchased this book with a different mind set, as I was looking for detailed but basic skills that I could learn in the area of floral arranging. I am a teacher, and wanted to teach some of my students how to work with products straight from nature.

    With no previous experience in working with floral design, I looked at different publications that would get me started. When i went through the table of content, I quickly saw that this book was all I needed to learn basic (and advanced skills if I wanted) to teach to my students. This book is set up in such a way that you learn how to get to an end product from scratch. Where other books only teach you the skills in isolation with no end goal, this book provided that end goal I desperately needed to keep focused. Just like learning in the classroom, when a person knows where to head to, the learning task becomes so much easier.

    I am planning to use some of the floral designs in my classroom in early fall. Some of the female students in grade 7 indicated they would like to do floral arranging as extra curricular activity, so I have all summer to practice. I am confident that with the help of the information in this great ebook, I will be proficient enough to work with these students. Maybe I will even dare to try some of the more difficult designs! If you are looking for a book that helps you get started in floral design, I would recommend this book, as it is, just like some of the other books from Deborah Dolen I have read and utilized, are easy to learn from and very well written.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2012

    Great Guide to Floral Design!

    I am planning my wedding for next fall and my biggest stressor is flowers for the wedding. I love fancy floral designs but I just can't afford to pay for professional bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces, aisle decorations etc...

    I bought this book a few weeks back and I now feel confident that my family, friends, and I can tackle this project of creating beautiful floral creations for my wedding. I ordered samples of bulk flowers just to make some test run centerpieces and I was surprised how easy it was with the proper instructions.

    The best part of the book is there is actually an entire section on how to make floral design specifically for weddings. I also enjoyed that the meaning of each flower was included in the back. This really helped me decide what I want my wedding flowers to say about my fiancé and I as we become a newly married couple.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2012

    Fantastic guide on flowers, and flower arrangements. i absolutel

    Fantastic guide on flowers, and flower arrangements. i absolutely love the way it's written, the illustrations and the ease and simplicity with which Deborah wields her knowledge.
    While she makes it all look easy - I hope to get better at it as I practice. Awesome guide.

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  • Posted August 6, 2012

    loved it, too

    This was a great purchase for me too!

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