Chic & Unique Flower Arrangements: Over 35 Modern Designs for Simple Floral Table Decorations

Chic & Unique Flower Arrangements: Over 35 Modern Designs for Simple Floral Table Decorations

by Julie Collins, Tina Parkes

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Overview

Create your own beautiful floral table arrangements with expert advice from this team of master florists, brimming with professional expertise and the desire to share it. Featuring over 35 designs in a wide variety of styles, each flower arrangement is beautifully photographed to provide maximum inspiration for your floral designs. Step-by-step guidance on how to create each flower arrangement is given, with tips and techniques for working with silk flowers as well as fresh cut flowers. A helpful techniques section explains all the essential concepts of flower arranging, including soaking foam (oasis), selecting flowers, handling and conditioning flowers, advice on using containers and advice on the best flower arranging tools.

The projects in the book are presented in three skill levels so you can start at Level 1 with simple table centrepieces and work up through Levels 2 and 3 to create more ambitious floral designs. There are flower arrangements to suit many different occasions including weddings, Christmas, vintage tea parties, mother’s day, birthdays, family get-togethers, dinner parties and more, in a diverse range of themes and styles including pretty, clean, contemporary, bold, romantic, bright, zen, warm, sculptural and rustic. This book is a fantastic introduction to creating contemporary and beautiful flower arrangements at home, suitable for beginners needing step-by-step guidance and more experienced flower arrangers looking for some fresh ideas and inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446303290
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 04/29/2013
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Julie Collins and Tina Parkes are Master Florists who run the Academy of Floral Art, a unique school offering both professional and recreational floristry courses and workshops in London, Bristol and Exeter. They have trained 14 new Master Florists (the top British qualification in floristry) in the last two years, representing 40% of the UK's total number of Master Florists. A quarter of the floristry entries to Chelsea in 2012 were former Academy students and all six won medals.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

How to Use this Book 9

Getting Started 10

Level 1 12

Candle Magic 14

Modern Simplicity 16

Linking the Line 18

Round and Wound 20

Pretty Pail 22

Crisscross Callas 24

Floral Cupcakes 26

Orchid Rock Pool 28

On the Beach 30

Little Pots 32

Vintage Vase 34

Level 2 36

Floating Grasses 38

Hazel Twists 40

Country Basket 42

By the Sea 44

Sunny Meadow 48

Fields of Gold 50

Flower Sushi 54

Hazy Days 58

Pretty in Pink 60

Flowers in a Teacup 64

Lighting the Way 66

Orchid Heart 68

Level 3 70

Ring of Roses 72

Summer Bouquet 76

Along the Fence 80

Square within a Square 84

Calla Romanesque 86

Hearts and Flowers 88

Horizontal Blaze 90

Festive Ring 94

Eye-catching Elegance 96

Myrtle Hedgerow 100

On the Champagne Trail 102

Woodland Tranquility 104

Wild Twigs 108

Techniques 112

Equipment 114

Selecting Containers 116

Soaking Floral Foam 117

Wrapping Foam in Cellophane 117

Preparing Flowers and Foliage 118

Making Hay Containers 120

Working with Artificial Flowers 121

Spiralling Stems 122

Maintaining Designs 124

Disposing with Designs 124

Useful Contacts 125

Acknowledgments 126

About the Authors 126

About the Contributors 126

Index 127

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