A veritable harvest of innovative ideas - the natural world offers a rich and endless variety of materials for the craftsperson - dried grasses, flowers, mosses, pine cones, leaves, twigs, nuts, fungi and even shells are a few of the many organic items that can be easily gathered and used to create lovely pieces for gifts or display.
Fifty projects are explained clearly through step-by-step instruction and visual examples. From the simplest lavender - and rosebud-filled terracotta pot to breathtaking structures of lichen, leaves and twigs; from a plain but elegant sheaf of wheat and flowers bound with a raffia bow to a dazzling Christmas garland of nuts and winter foliage; from summery swags and opulent hangings, to avant-garde moss globes and leaf pyramids, there are ideas to suit traditional and contemporary tastes - and every level of ability.
Brimming with more than 300 evocative, specially commissioned colour photographs, this unique book is also highly practical, making even the most complex-seeming creations eminently achievable. Full details of basic techniques, materials and tools are included, as well as helpful advice on caring for the finished work, to ensure that the book has everything you need to create original, beautiful displays for every occasion.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2002
- 228 x 279mm