The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials

The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials

by Ariella Chezar, Julie Michaels

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The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials by Ariella Chezar, Julie Michaels

Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book provides step-by-step instructions for more than 45 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular and equips you with the skills to customize arrangements at home.

Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected, and sometimes even the magical.

Known for her hands-on flower workshops at FlowerSchool New York, Ariella Chezar walks you through the nuts and bolts of creating a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreaths, garlands, grand gestures, and more—all accompanied by detailed photography. Chezar offers advice and philosophy on everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design.

For every occasion, from relaxed and simple to lavish and monumental, The Flower Workshop celebrates the special moments in your life with glorious, fragrant floral arrangements and enhances your surroundings with abundant beauty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607747659
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 157,817
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

ARIELLA CHEZAR is the author of Flowers for the Table and a master floral designer whose work has graced the covers and pages of Martha Stewart Living, O Magazine, Smitten, Sunset, Garden Design, Better Homes and Gardens, Domino, Real Simple, Sweet Paul, and many more. She is a teacher at FlowerSchool New York and has designed flower arrangements for the White House. Read more about her work at www.ariellaflowers.com.

JULIE MICHAELS is a former editor for the Boston Globe and has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and numerous magazines.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Art of Painterly Arrangements  11
Essential Techniques and Tools  33
Living With Flowers  49
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Tonal Arrangements  59
Favorite Flowers  85
Branch Arrangements  113
 Fruits and Berries  133
Handheld Bouquets  151
Compotes  173
celebrating with flowers  197
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Seasonal Flower guide  231
About the Authors  235
Acknowledgments  236
Index  240

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The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
4aussiegirl More than 1 year ago
3/9/2016 posted The Flower Workshop By: Ariella Chezar I love the colorful cover all the different pretty pinkish flowers on the front cover and the back cover is just as pretty with the colorful arrangements of the array of oranges, yellows and peachy colored flowers in the pretty milk white vase. The pictures of the flowers are just beautiful—it makes me looking to have a big flower garden. She even uses arrangements of vegetables and fruits with flowers very interesting arrangements and very pretty. The greenhouse that she shows is full of beautiful flowers that you feel you would want to go right out to a greenhouse and look at all the different flowers and just smell the wonderful fragrance of the different flowers. When Ariella shows the leaves on page 16 and 17 I wish she would have written the names of the leaves down, because they are very unique and I feel that would add a nice touch to the page. I for one would love to find some of them without taking my book with me to show the people at the greenhouse. She also has different vases you can use or how to make a base layer. There are different kinds of tools she uses all that look old. This is really a great book with information of all kinds in it to help you with your flowers. There are beautiful colorful pictures of flowers galore I recommend this book highly. I received this book free from blogging for books for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s. 5 Stars ISBN 978-1-60774-765-9