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Complete Book of Garlands, Circles and Decorative Wreaths by Fiona Barnett

Complete Book of Garlands, Circles and Decorative Wreaths


Complete Book of Garlands, Circles and Decorative Wreaths by Fiona Barnett

This title shows how to create beautiful seasonal displays from flowers and natural materials. It also shows how to make beautifully individual floral garlands, circles, wreaths, candle rings and swags. It features over 100 projects, ranging from simple wreaths to flamboyant, dramatic garlands and seasonal swags using a wide variety of flowers and natural materials. It also features contemporary and traditional designs, from a glorious summer rose garland and a fresh springtime circle of pussy willow and fruit blossom to an aromatic blue spruce Christmas swag and a daffodil Easter wreath. It includes essential advice on simple floristry techniques, tools and materials, and how to make the most of nature's abundance with fresh and dried flowers, foliage, nuts, twigs, seedpods, fir cones and shells. In this book, you will find garlands, circles and wreaths for all seasons, providing inspiration for weddings, Valentine's Day, Christmas and more. A wide range of fresh and dried materials is covered with notes on each species. Basic wiring and taping methods are described and illustrated step-by-step. Included is a guide to the wide range of bases available from florists' shops and the book also shows how you can make your own bases from rope, hay and moss. Find out how to make standard circular and heart shapes, then learn how to construct more unusual shapes such as triangles or squares, using sticks or canes bound together at the corners. Whatever the season, this stimulating project book has something to make every occasion special.

About the Author

Fiona Barnett learnt her skills as a flower designer whilst working with the top floral decorators. She now runs her own thriving business, Manic Botanic. She has worked on several books, notably Wedding Flowers. Terence Moore's country barn workshop produces a wide variety of decorative arrangements, from individual commissions to more than a hundred constantly changing designs supplied to outlets all over the world. His published works include: Everlastings: Natural Displays With Dried Flowers (Southwater); Country Designs From Nature: Creative Displays From Flowers, Plants and Leaves (Lorenz Books); and The New Captured Harvest: Creative Crafts From Nature (Trafalgar Square Publishing).

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Publication date

24th August 2011


Fiona Barnett

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Lorenz Books an imprint of Anness Publishing


264 pages


Flower arranging & floral crafts



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