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Paper folded flowers - All the skills you need to make 21 beautiful projects (Paperback): Elizabeth Moad Paper folded flowers - All the skills you need to make 21 beautiful projects (Paperback)
Elizabeth Moad
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Elizabeth Moad shows you all the techniques you need to make simple, yet stunning, paper folded flowers. Origami, kirigami and even teabag folding are used to create 21 beautiful projects, including gorgeous greeting cards, gift box toppers, floral bunting and a fabulous festive wreath. Easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs; perfect for beginners as well as experienced papercrafters; packed with inspiration and ideas.

Papiervoublomme (Afrikaans, Paperback): Elizabeth Moad Papiervoublomme (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Elizabeth Moad
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Tegnieke soos origami, kirigami en selfs teesakkie-vouwerk word gebruik om 21 pragtige items te maak - onder meer flambojante groetekaartjies, lieflike tooisels vir geskenkbokse, vrolike blomvlaggies en 'n feestelike blomkrans. Duidelike stap-vir-stap foto's; vir beginners sowel as ervare papierhandwerkers; propvol inspirasie en idees.

Tulips - Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden (Hardcover): Jane Eastoe Tulips - Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden (Hardcover)
Jane Eastoe; Illustrated by Rachel Warne 1
R415 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R83 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A perennial favourite among flower-buyers, Tulips is next in the strand of Pavilion's successful and stylish floral gardening companions.

Spectacular photography, inspirational commentary and no-fuss gardening tips show you that anyone can grow and enjoy tulips at home. With tulip production in the Netherlands reaching a record high of two billion in 2018, it is clear that the world continues to be enchanted with these beautiful bulbs.

Fringed, serrated, frilly or smooth, tulips have over 3,000 variations and their diverse textures mean that they can work well in almost any scenario, from vases to garden plots, from romantic bouquets to wedding boutonnieres.

From the fascinating history of the tulip, including where they come from, tulipmania and bulbs grown today, the book curates over 50 of the most beautiful varieties, detailing when they bloom, their size, and, of course, what they'll look like. From the fabulous flushed-with pink petals of La Belle Epoque and the raspberry swirl of Carnaval De Nice, to the crystal-fringed rim of Fancy Frills and the fiery form of Double Flaming Parrot, you'll discover a stunning range of specimens to grow, including historical and temporary varieties.

With engaging notes on each bloom, easy-to-follow advice and glorious photography, this book will appeal to everyone who appreciates the majesty of the tulip.

Cut Flowers A practical guide to their selection and care (Paperback, New edition): Su Whale Cut Flowers A practical guide to their selection and care (Paperback, New edition)
Su Whale
R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'The only cut flower book you'll ever need!' First published in 2011 this bestseller is now found in floristry workrooms and classrooms across the UK and worldwide and is recommended by many leading floristry tutors. Fully revised and expanded, the fourth edition is packed with the same straight forward information on how to care for and condition over 160 fresh cut flowers both at the florists' shop and in the home. Florists, floristry students, flowers arrangers, brides - indeed anyone who enjoys having flowers in the home will find this book invaluable. Filled with easy to follow care instructions, flower availability, colour range and vase life, there are also tips on simple arranging, the flowers suitability for wedding work and advice on drying and preserving. Every flower has been individually photographed in full colour, making identification easy. Arranged in alphabetical order of botanical names there is also an index of common names to help you find your favourite flower - plus a mini floral miscellany of wedding anniversaries, national flowers and rose meanings. Printed in paperback in a convenient A5 size and spiral bound with a wipe clean cover, this book has been specifically designed to fit into a college bag or workbox. An indispensable flower guide you'll not want to be without.

Japanese Contemporary Floral Art (English, Japanese, Hardcover): Hideyuki Niwa Japanese Contemporary Floral Art (English, Japanese, Hardcover)
Hideyuki Niwa; Photographs by Kiyokazu Nakajima
R1,071 R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Save R244 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Beautiful photographs capture this artist's original approach to floral design Surrounded by flowers from a very young age, the decision to become a floral designer was anoabvious one for Hideyuki Niwa. To keep on challenging himself, Niwa often takes part in competitions and tries creating and photographing a new design every day to get a thorough understanding of the characteristics of flowers and their possibilities. His classic, linear style and minimalist expression with careful placement of plant materials, quintessential characteristics of the Japanese aesthetic concent wabi sabi , rightfully won him a Bronze Leaf in the 2010/2011 edition and the Gold Leaf in the 2012/2013 edition of Stichting Kunstboek's prestigious International Floral Art.

Ikebana Unbound - A Modern Approach to the Ancient Japanese Art of Flower Arranging (Hardcover): Amanda Luu, Ivanka Matsuba Ikebana Unbound - A Modern Approach to the Ancient Japanese Art of Flower Arranging (Hardcover)
Amanda Luu, Ivanka Matsuba
R583 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"A modern take on a centuries-old art that's breathtakingly simple." --Booklist, starred review At its heart, the Japanese art of ikebana is about celebrating an intimate connection with nature. To practice ikebana is to find inspiration in the seasons, favor unassuming blooms and branches, seek balance and simplicity, and remain fully present in the moment. It is a beautiful, pure antidote to our age of distraction and excess. Honoring the lineage of ikebana while making the art their own, Amanda Luu and Ivanka Matsuba of Studio Mondine show us new ways to tell stories with flowers. They offer step-by-step instructions for dozens of stunning, seasonal arrangements, while in the process introducing readers to the themes and stylistic signatures of the art. In Studio Mondine's hands, this centuries-old practice feels undeniably fresh--and readers are given the gift of learning to create unique, meaningful, and authentic arrangements.

Easy Ikebana - 30 Beautiful Flower Arrangements You Can Make in Three Simple Steps (Hardcover): Shinichi Nagatsuka Easy Ikebana - 30 Beautiful Flower Arrangements You Can Make in Three Simple Steps (Hardcover)
Shinichi Nagatsuka
R373 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R71 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Cut, place and embellish. With the easy 3-step technique and design guidelines in Easy Ikebana, making an extraordinary flower arrangement is that simple! You don't need exotic flowers or expensive vases to create a stunning floral arrangement. Even a single flower from your garden or local market, combined with a simple container that matches its size and shape, will result in a uniquely beautiful addition to your space. Water, a pair of scissors, and maybe a few leaves, sprigs, or wildflowers are the only other items you'll need to complete your arrangement. With Easy Ikebana, even the most inexperienced beginner will: Become familiar with different types of seasonal flowers, what they require and how to handle them Develop a sense of proportion to create a balanced arrangement Learn how to choose and use greenery in your arrangements, whether you're placing one flower or several Pick up tips for making cut flowers last longer Discover ways to make a strong statement using very few components These arrangements show how striking understatement can be-not to mention how affordable. The gentle lessons in this book will make flower-arranging a relaxing and satisfying activity season after season, and the stunning photos will inspire practitioners at all levels with the beauty and power of simplicity-the heart of ikebana.

Flowerbomb! - 25 Beautiful Craft Projects to Blow Your Blossoms (Paperback): Hannah Read-Baldrey Flowerbomb! - 25 Beautiful Craft Projects to Blow Your Blossoms (Paperback)
Hannah Read-Baldrey 1
R310 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R62 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Bring life into bloom with 25 gorgeous flower-inspired projects to make at home. Florals are a major theme in catwalk and high-street fashion, and leading stylist Hannah Read-Baldrey shows how to add a beautiful botanical touch to home decor, clothing, accessories, gifts, celebrations and more, for unique and enviable results that are very much on-trend. Split into sections Floral Home, Flower Fiesta and Floral Fashionista, Hannah brings her floral themed projects into your home, garden, parties and your wardrobe! With projects created using a combination of real flowers and various different crafting techniques including easy embroidery, simple papercraft, weaving, sugarcraft and embellishment, this is a beautiful celebration of creativity for every skill level. Projects include a pressed floral phone case; sequined bomber jacket; velvet flower crown; daisy chain necklace; tulip folk cushion; cherry blossom vase; floral bath bombs and candles; hula hoop wreath and a giant paper peony!

Flowers Every Day - Inspired florals for home, gifts and gatherings (Hardcover): Florence Kennedy Flowers Every Day - Inspired florals for home, gifts and gatherings (Hardcover)
Florence Kennedy 1
R631 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R219 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Florence Kennedy offers a unique, modern approach to flower arranging: breaking away from the stiff structure and formality of traditional floral displays, her floristry style is practical, accessible and achievable. In Flowers Every Day, Florence shows how to create stylish flower arrangements at home. Divided into four main chapters - Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter - the projects are inspired by the comely joys of home, friendship and family gatherings, and are all constructed using seasonal flowers and foliage. Explained step-by-step, the easy-to-follow projects range from simple hand-tied bouquets and vase arrangements, to floral chandeliers, wedding decorations and festive garlands and wreaths. All the core skills are covered, from sourcing your blooms, choosing your hues, working with wire and floral foam and conditioning both flowers and foliage. Florence's stylish collection of seasonally inspired projects and hard-earned know-how will help complete beginners, flower enthusiasts and florists looking for new ideas. Flowers Every Day is the must-have book for anyone who loves having flowers in their home and revels in sharing them with others.

Learn Flower Painting Quickly - A Practical Guide to Learning to Paint Flowers in Watercolour (Hardcover): Trevor Waugh Learn Flower Painting Quickly - A Practical Guide to Learning to Paint Flowers in Watercolour (Hardcover)
Trevor Waugh 1
R290 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R75 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A fun and accessible guide to painting flowers in watercolour with step-by-step exercises. World-renowned artist Trevor Waugh reveals the secrets of painting flowers in watercolour in this fun, easy-to-follow book. Focusing on the techniques that matter the most, you'll be able to start producing better flower paintings in the space of an afternoon. The book includes expert guidance on all aspects of flower painting in watercolour, including the basic shapes and how to combine them, how to design the perfect composition and how to create subtle and evocative effects. The author shares tips on how to use colour to create realistic-looking flowers and foliage, his go-to basic palette and details on how to create beautiful, nuanced colour mixes. There is also a section on how to achieve real artistry in your work, using hard and soft edges, clever observation and different angles to perfect your work. Armed with this beautiful book, packed with breathtaking inspirational paintings and a selection of helpful step-by-step demonstration sequences, you'll become an expert flower painting in no time at all.

On Roses (English, Dutch, Hardcover): Francoise Vandonink, Stefan Roosen On Roses (English, Dutch, Hardcover)
Francoise Vandonink, Stefan Roosen
R650 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R129 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On Roses brings an ode to the rose as the Queen of Flowers. In this inspirational book, Fran oise Vandonink and Stefan Roosen - both Belgian floristry champions - bundle a wealth of exceptionally beautiful compositions with roses that accompany us on our journey through life. The birth of a child, a christening party, a first communion, an engagement party, a wedding, an anniversary, a funeral, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and birthday parties are all bathed in fragrance and multi-coloured roses and petals. Text in English, French and Dutch.

Stylish Artificial Flower Projects - Arrangements and Crafts Using Plastic, Paper, and Silk Flowers (Paperback): Stevie Storck Stylish Artificial Flower Projects - Arrangements and Crafts Using Plastic, Paper, and Silk Flowers (Paperback)
Stevie Storck
R438 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R77 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With today's faux florals becoming more realistic than ever, learn how to create beautiful flower arrangements, wreaths, garlands, wall hangings, tabletop centerpieces, and other innovative projects using that fresh flowers can't accomplish. Arranged by spring, summer, autumn, and winter DIY creations, this book also includes step-by-step instructions, helpful design, color scheme, texture, technique, and composition tips, and beautifully staged in-home photography to help you see all the possibilities and let your creativity bloom year-round. Interior designer Stevie Storck provides her expertise and passion for making good design simple so you can take advantage of silk flowers' longevity and create stunning home decor.

Crock Pot Cookbook for Beginners - 600 Quick, Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Recipes for Everyday Meals - Foolproof & Wholesome... Crock Pot Cookbook for Beginners - 600 Quick, Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Recipes for Everyday Meals - Foolproof & Wholesome Recipes for Every Day 2020 (Hardcover)
Jennifer Shelton
R724 Discovery Miles 7 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Happy Bonsai - Choose It, Shape It, Love It (Hardcover): Michael Tran Happy Bonsai - Choose It, Shape It, Love It (Hardcover)
Michael Tran 1
R150 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R30 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Begin your lifelong love affair with the mindful art of bonsai. Do you know your shari from your nebari? Can you tell literati styling from informal upright? Want to know how to create that gnarled and twisted look? Let Happy Bonsai guide you along the path to enlightenment, with care and display profiles for 40 top trees and fully illustrated step-by-steps of more than 20 bonsai techniques and styles. Find your perfect tree and discover how to prune, shape, and tend to its needs to create a beautiful living sculpture. Fall in love with this most meditative of garden crafts.

The Wild Journal - A Year of Nurturing Yourself Through Nature (Paperback): Willow Crossley The Wild Journal - A Year of Nurturing Yourself Through Nature (Paperback)
Willow Crossley 1
R250 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R43 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'Inspirational' Cara Delevingne Whether you live in a house or flat, in a rural or urban environment, this beautiful book shows how to harness the natural world around us and feel more grounded and rooted in our surroundings. The Wild Journal is a beautifully illustrated guide from leading florist and nature writer Willow Crossley. Guiding you through creative practical projects and therapeutic seasonal reflections, The Wild Journal celebrates the potential of nature to mend, heal and transform our mood. The simple, back-to-basics habits and small seasonal changes in the book can help everyone to counteract the unpredictability and chaos of everyday life. Wherever you live, there are simple mindful actions - from listening to birdsong instead of rushing on your commute, to collecting natural treasures such as feathers, branches, pebbles or pine cones. Willow shares her creative techniques for bringing nature into your daily routine - whether it's planting and potting, identifying wild flowers, trying your hand at beautifully simple flower arrangements or making your own essential oils and candles. There is space to record reflections and your favourite seasonal activities, as well as ideas for star-gazing, bird-watching, and so much more. Willow Crossley's creative approach is informed by an artistic eye and a life spent immersed in nature. From growing up in Wales where days were spent exploring outdoors and flowers adorned every surface, to living in France surrounded by fields of sunflowers, iris and fragrant lavender, nature has always been an intrinsic part of her everyday life.

International Floral Art 2016/2017 (Hardcover): Stichting Kunstboek International Floral Art 2016/2017 (Hardcover)
Stichting Kunstboek
R1,546 R1,187 Discovery Miles 11 870 Save R359 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With 304 pages of striking floral arrangements, International Floral Art 2016/2017 is another exceptional tribute to the wonders of floral art. An absolute favourite of many, the International Floral Art series has become an essential resource that reflects the diverse and ever-evolving floral art scene. Over 200 international artists, both up-and-coming and well-established designers, sent in their best designs. This splendid mix of backgrounds accounts for the extraordinary diversity and the refreshing mix of arrangements in this volume. Packed with artful and inventive new designs and showcasing many contemporary styles and techniques, this is a must-have for anyone interested in floral art, from those with fingers itching to create, to those who just want to stand back and admire the incredible talents of others.

Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (Paperback): Steffen Arctander Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (Paperback)
Steffen Arctander
R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Floret Farm's A Year In Flowers (Hardcover): Erin Benzakein Floret Farm's A Year In Flowers (Hardcover)
Erin Benzakein; Photographs by Chris Benzakein 1
R675 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R125 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Learn how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for every occasion.

With sections on tools, flower care, and design techniques, Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers presents all the secrets to arranging garden-fresh bouquets.

Featuring expert advice from Erin Benzakein, world-renowned flower farmer, floral designer, and bestselling author of Floret Farm: Cut Flower Garden, this book is a gorgeous and comprehensive guide to everything you need to make your own incredible arrangements all year long, whether harvesting flowers from the backyard or shopping for blooms at the market.

• Includes an A–Z flower guide with photos and care tips for more than 200 varieties.
• Simple-to-follow advice on flower care, material selection, and essential design techniques
• More than 25 how-to projects, including magnificent centerpieces, infinitely giftable posies, festive wreaths, and breathtaking bridal bouquets

Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers offers advice on every phase of working with cut flowers―including gardening, buying, caring for, and arranging fresh flowers.

Brimming with indispensable tips and hundreds of vibrant photographs, this book is an invitation to live a flower-filled life and the perfect gift for anyone who loves flowers.

• The definitive guide to flower arranging from the biggest star in the farm-to-centerpiece movement
• Perfect to gift for flower lovers, avid and novice gardeners, floral designers, wedding planners, florists, small farmers, stylists, designers, crafters, and those passionate about the local floral movement
• For those who loved Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden by Erin Benzakein, The Flower Recipe Book by Alethea Harampol

Techniques for Floral Beauty (Hardcover): Tomas De Bruyne Techniques for Floral Beauty (Hardcover)
Tomas De Bruyne; Photographs by Cohim, Lauro Bautista, Michele Francken, Saskia Hache, …
R1,249 R967 Discovery Miles 9 670 Save R282 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Trendsetter, globetrotter, entrepreneur, influencer, aesthete... Tomas De Bruyne is without a doubt one of today's most talented floral designers. This is the book that colleagues, students and fans have eagerly been anticipating. Techniques for Floral Beauty gives us a kaleidoscopic view of the designer's internal kitchen. It shows Tomas from his most personal side and offers us a sneak peek in what motivates, intrigues and inspires him, what his passions in life are and how he makes choices and keeps reinventing himself. Techniques for Floral Beauty is a stunning portrait and colourful coffee table book chockfull of sublime beauty, but is at the same time a handbook with step by step tutorials for 50 stylish pieces. Three concise steps and clear how-to pictures offer the reader or student the guidance they need to achieve floral beauty. No less than 150 different floral techniques are discussed. Golden tips from the master himself and insider tricks give the book the allure of a personal masterclass. This is an absolute must-have for every flower lover.

Floral Accessories: Creative Designs with Wendy Andrade (Hardcover): Wendy Andrade Floral Accessories: Creative Designs with Wendy Andrade (Hardcover)
Wendy Andrade
R848 R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Save R204 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whether you are preparing for a wedding, a party, a prom, or another special event, use these new techniques to create stunning floral jewelry and accessories. Follow step-by-step photo demonstrations and learn to make more than 40 beautiful pieces incorporating fresh flowers: innovative jewelry together with coordinating accessories and handheld designs (think bridal bouquets!). Develop your skills with decorative floral wire, flowers, and succulents. Ideal for beginners, hobbyists, and floral enthusiasts, as well as experienced and professional florists, the book features 600+ photos. It's an essential guide to creating unique floral designs suitable to wear and to hold, for the bridal industry, the growing prom and quinceanera markets, and other celebrations.

Just Add Water - Easy Techniques and Everyday Ideas for Inspiring Flower Arrangements (Hardcover): Cynthia Gaylin Bigony Just Add Water - Easy Techniques and Everyday Ideas for Inspiring Flower Arrangements (Hardcover)
Cynthia Gaylin Bigony; Photographs by Vivian Johnson
R505 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R54 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Perfect for budding designers and newcomers to flowers, this book demystifies the art of floral arrangements with 10 simple techniques plus over 20 stunning bouquet ideas, all presented in lush photographs with clear step-by-step instructions. Filled with useful tips and easy-to-follow tutorials, Just Add Water reveals the secret to transforming beautiful blooms and greens into gorgeous designs for everyday enjoyment-and with just a few materials. With creative spirit and a friendly voice, author Cynthia Gaylin Bigony shows you how to use what you have on hand already and then elevate it. Learn to combine different colors, textures, and sizes of flowers into a design, repurpose everyday containers into unexpected ways, use rubber bands and tape to invisible but noticeable effect, lengthen the life span of wilting flowers, and much more. Once you discover how amazingly simple and easy it can be, you too can create uniquely styled designs with this beautiful nature-inspired guide.

The Flowers (Hardcover): Lisa Cooper The Flowers (Hardcover)
Lisa Cooper
R772 R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Save R126 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dr Lisa Cooper's The Flowers gives us the opportunity to peer into the practices and vistas of someone who works with flowers daily as a leading floral designer and artist. Through anecdote, gentle instruction and photographic essays the reader will be taken from Cooper's studio workspace, to the growers' farms--the pictorial documentation of the flower growers captures the subjects portraitised within their 'natural' working environment, surrounded by a landscape of roses, knee-deep in camellias-- and then on to 'THE FLOWERS' displayed and arranged in the vase. For Cooper, there is no higher medium for the expression of human emotion than flowers, and her presentation of 17 floral designs also constitutes a collection of stories from her own personal 'garden of live flowers': the people--family, friends, growers, artists, gardeners and florists--who have influenced and inspired her.

Kanzashi in Bloom - 20 Simple Fold-and-Sew Projects to Wear and Give (Paperback): Diane Gilleland Kanzashi in Bloom - 20 Simple Fold-and-Sew Projects to Wear and Give (Paperback)
Diane Gilleland 1
R541 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R186 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Kanzashi Tsumami is the Japanese art of folding delicate squares of silk into dimensional flower petals. The art of Kanzashi is exacting, requiring long years of practice to master - in fact, only fifteen Kanzashi artists currently practice the traditional art in Japan. The online craft culture has sprouted a renewed interest in making Kanzashi, with crafters devising simplified ways to create these gorgeous fabric flowers, and incorporating cotton and synthetic fabrics along with the traditional silks. Author Diane Gilleland's Kanzashi in Bloom takes this interpretation of Kanzashi a step further, presenting modern, simplified flower designs as elements in a variety of fun, hip craft projects for adornments and gifts. The book presents instructions for four simple Kanzashi components, and demonstrates how these elements can be mixed and matched to create 20 diverse projects, including jewellery, fashion embellishments, ornaments and home decor items. It also takes Kanzashi out of the realm of delicate silks, and renders them in more user-friendly and unusual materials like cottons, denim, and recycled jumpers.

Hideyuki Niwa - Botanical Metamorphosis (English, Japanese, Hardcover): Hideyuki Niwa Hideyuki Niwa - Botanical Metamorphosis (English, Japanese, Hardcover)
Hideyuki Niwa; Photographs by Kiyokazu Nakajima
R1,076 R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 Save R244 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Surrounded by flowers from a very young age, the decision to become a floral designer was an obvious one for Japanese Hideyuki Niwa. At the age of 20 he graduated from Tokyo's flower college and in the same year he was employed by Kamon Flower Gate Co Ltd; a great and fruitful environment for an artist eager to learn and develop. Botanical Metamorphosis is Hideyuki Niwa's second book and focuses on the design process that brings out and attracts attention to special features of plants and flowers that would otherwise go unnoticed. This process of 'botanical metamorphosis' developed over time, as the artist grew more aware of the presence of flowers and plants. Hideyuki Niwa tries to capture the expression in flower heads, the movement - the 'breathing' - of leaves, the heart beating in the stems and the will of branches... but in order to bring out these characteristics and to enhance the charm of nature, it is necessary to 'dismantle' the original shapes, reconstruct them and awaken their new beauty. As always Niwa's execution of the design and the placement of materials is flawless, bordering on perfection. The aim of his powerful designs and his mission as an artist is to create floral designs that tug at the heartstrings, inspire and enchant the viewer and create a lasting impression. Text in English and Japanese.

The Art of Pressed Flowers and Leaves (Paperback): Jennie Ashmore The Art of Pressed Flowers and Leaves (Paperback)
Jennie Ashmore 1
R499 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R134 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A ground-breaking book on the art of pressed flowers and leaf works from leading flower artist, Jennie Ashmore. Our love for flowers and leaves has never been more pronounced and in this book, we teach you how to make the most of the rediscovered pressed flower art, from choice of flowers (including roses, oak leaves and seaweed), the various ways of pressing them, designing with pressed flowers and leaves, achieving symmetry, the use of colour, and combining pressed flowers with watercolour and gouache, painted background, and gold and silver paper. The highly experienced author gives a range of insider tips from using the ribs of leaves to create pattern and movement, pressing both sides of a leaf, and capturing the seasons in one piece of work. She also provides templates to help you get started. A plant directory at the back of the book allows you to see what various plants look like when pressed. A stunningly beautiful book that opens up a traditional art to a very contemporary expression for all crafters and nature lovers.

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