A unique, contemporary guide to the craft of drying, preserving, and arranging flowers for the home and for special occasions. It offers a sustainable approach and directs readers in where to go next for inspiration, how to source stems, and how to design and make creations that last. Follow 20 step-by-step projects, each ranging in scale and purpose, that can be enjoyed year round.
Modern Dried Flowers is a contemporary guide to the sustainable art of preserving and styling stems. Versatile, chic, environmentally mindful, affordable and low maintenance - there are many reasons to love dried flowers. Whether for weddings and special events or simply to bring a touch of ethereal charm to your home, these timeless, reimagined arrangements can bring a room to life.
Modern Dried Flowers offers nature-led inspiration and step-by-step instructions to gain all of the basic skills, tools and techniques necessary to grow, cut, dry and style your stems to perfection. Author and celebrated florist Angela Maynard is a founding leader of the classic craft's revival, and here she reveals her secrets and dispenses expert advice so that you too can master the art of everlasting beauty and wow-worthy décor, no matter what your style.
In this practical and visually stunning guide, you will find:
- 20 beautifully photographed projects, from wearable keepsakes to majestic seasonal centrepieces;
- Tips to get creative with the leftover materials;
- A handy index of suitable flowers which outlines characteristics, symbols and best combinations.
Play with texture and colour, discover unusual blooms and botanicals, and create something truly original that lasts a lifetime.
Angela Maynard is the creative director of Botany, a floral shop and design studio in East London. Angela also runs workshops on floristry and dried flowers and heads seasonal wild flower walks. She has been featured in the The Independent, Financial Times, Evening Standard, Time Out, Elle Decor, Le Monde, Vogue, World of Interiors, House Beautiful, Homes & Gardens. Her clients include Adidas, LOréal, & Other Stories, and Toast. Visit botanyshop.co.uk or find Angela on Instagram @botanyshope5 to see more of her work.
White Lion Publishing