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Flower Arranging [Hardcover]

Mark Welford , Stephen Wicks
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Book Description

1 Feb 2011

Impressive but achievable flower arranging

Flower Arranging recognises that we all love fresh flowers in our homes and want to keep them looking fabulous, without costing the earth or being too complicated. This book offers the solutions; with simple step-by-steps and clear photos, you can now create impressive but achievable flower arranging for all occasions - from pretty flowers in the home to striking bouquets for weddings.

Featuring over 70 arrangements, using 38 most widely available flowers. Packed with insider tips and tricks for achieving stunning results with minimum effort and for keeping your flowers fresh and beautiful for as long as possible. There are also features on weddings throughout the year, showing you how to make beautiful pew ends, buttonholes and table arrangements for each season.

While other flower arranging books look impressive, but leave you wondering just how to achieve such beautiful arrangements at home, Flower Arranging isn't just about showing off, it's about showing how.

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 Feb 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405362316
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405362313
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 28.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bloomsbury Flowers is considered to be at the cutting edge of floral design. The stunning window displays are a theatrical mix of colour, illustrating the artistic flair of Stephen Wicks and Mark Welford (Time Out)

The aim of this book is to inspire, not to intimidate, declare Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks of Bloomsbury Flowers, and indeed Flower Arranging shows plenty of gorgeous ideas that anyone could achieve. (Pattie Barron The Evening Standard 2011-02-09)

A book full of inspirational ideas and beautiful photography, this will encourage anyone with an interest in flowers to take up arranging (Lorna Maybury Countryside Magazine 2011-03-01)

For anyone who has ever dallied with the idea of getting creative with flowers, but not had the confidence, this book is a must-have. With its stunning designs, skills guide and easy-to-follow step-by-step format, it makes each arrangement achievable - and is illustrated with beautiful photography (Alice Ryan The Cambridgeshire Journal 2011-04-01)

About the Author

Stephen Wicks and Mark Welford have a passion for flowers and opened their store, Bloomsbury's Flowers, in London's Covent Garden in December 1994. Prior to this, the "Bloomsbury Boys", as they have become known, were both ballet dancers with the Royal Ballet, performing at both the Royal Opera House and Sadler's Wells as well as touring throughout the UK and worldwide.

Mark and Stephen have arranged flowers for Jamie Oliver and Jennifer Saunders, among others, and were commissioned by Darcey Bussell for her wedding.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book 3 Jun 2011
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Stunning photos, lots of ideas, excellent description of how to put arrangements together, and the price is just great! The colour wheel is great at explaining using contrasting colours, and the step-by-step photos are so easy to follow. I will be using this book for ideas for a long time to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Less is More. 25 May 2011
By Sunniva
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If like me your in need of some inspiration...and with the local flower festival round the corner,this book has been the panacea,a box of delights,with clear directions + photo's, great idea's, I take my hat of to the author's of this lovely book. Its not massively complicated and has something for all to enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flowers to jump out at you. 26 Aug 2011
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To my knowledge this is the best book on flower arranging I have ever encounted.
The photography is superb and the book sets out to inform and it sure does this. So descriptive with the use of photos that all the designs described are so beautiful.A faultless book well recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price 21 Nov 2011
A great book and a must for any flower arranger. It details everything you need to know from the simple to the more intricate floral design. Great little tips and gives alternative flowers should you be unable to buy the stated flowers for the arrangement.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flower arranging by Dorling Kingsley 23 July 2011
By Carol
This book is extremely informative and has clear instructions. It is worth every penny. If you love Flower Arranging, you will love this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flower arranging (by Mark Welford) 28 Jun 2012
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This is a clearly written, well presented book of contemporary flower arrangements in foam, containers, hand ties etc. I bought it purely based on the rating stars given by other readers (which is always a bit of a gamble), but I was not disappointed. There are a wide variety of designs with lots of different flowers, and foliages (accessible within this country). Clearly written instructions and photographic guidance for both flower arrangers and florists alike and useable whatever level you are working at. Also a delightful 'coffee table' book just to peruse for the sheer delight of it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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A very well written book suitable for all levels of ability, with just enough technical information not to baffle the novice with science. As a retired City & Guilds Floristry tutor now running my own wedding flower business, Precious Posies ([...]) I would recommend this beautifully illustrated book to just about anyone wishing to further their knowledge of flower arranging.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 10 May 2012
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I am a beginner at floristry, this book is beautiful and one of the best I've seen. I would highly recommend it for it's clear instructions and supporting photographs.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
Nice colour photos and informative book giving range of ideas. Bought for beginner to floristry and they were happy with product. Read more
Published 7 days ago by michelle
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice book, perhaps a few more directions to show ...
A nice book, perhaps a few more directions to show how to make would be better but a nice book
Published 9 days ago by Lynda Whitney
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very useful pictures for guiding new, inexperienced arrangers to my church team.
Published 26 days ago by Peter Dennis-Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely recommend it for first time arrangers.
Bought 2 of these books, one for me and one for my friend.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs I E Hinds
5.0 out of 5 stars The right book for the job.
Very informative book, especially for beginners. I have 3 weddings coming up so this book is just what I've been looking for.
Published 3 months ago by Deborah Betts
5.0 out of 5 stars Different
Gave it to my daughter for Xmas and she loved it.She has produced many creations which are delightful. Read more
Published 3 months ago by A. V. Fisher
4.0 out of 5 stars good first introduction to techniques
Really good. Managed to learn wiring of buttonholes easily. Lots of ideas to try. Would recommend to novices as a place to start
Published 5 months ago by Tracy
4.0 out of 5 stars Good illustrations
Nicely illustrated book. Clear instructions and lots of good ideas for beginners. Would recommend this book to family and friends.
Published 5 months ago by Sheila Denise Stead/
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A very good book for ideas . beautiful pictures and clear instructions. Have already adapted some of the suggestions for my floristry class.
Published 5 months ago by Madge
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not Outstanding
This book was presented beautifully. It has some lovely photographs of the flowers but the instructions are complicated to arrange.
Published 6 months ago by katharine Tracey
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