Kenneth Turner is the floral decorator par excellence, the unsurpassed master who, with his unique designs, has turned a craft into an art. Here he describes in detail the principles and techniques behind his work. From basic skills to breathtaking grand designs, 'The Floral Decorator' contains step-by-step instructions, over forty projects for self-contained decorations, and sumptuous illustrations of Turner's work, making it invaluable to anyone who, until now, has only been able to marvel at the master's creations.
Using a host of natural ingredients, from fresh and dried flowers to vegetables and foliage, from herbs and potpourri to shells and driftwood, Turner creates decorations for all situations and occasions. Around the home, be it country cottage or stylish town house, rooms are brought to life with garlands, table decorations, free shading displays, mirror wreaths and more.
Dinner parties large and small, formal and informal are transformed into unforgettable events with decorative table centre pieces, chair backs, and even plates. Finally, special occasions such as weddings, anniversary parties and Christmas are celebrated in true Turner style with a breathtaking array of festive pieces, from bridal bouquets to aisle displays, scented garlands to ribboned wreaths.
With helpful tips on every page, lists of ingredients, tools and accessories, and fully illustrated, clearly described projects for decorations in every section, this book will both be an inspiration and an essential practical guide for all amateur decorators and lovers of flowers.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2000
- 230 x 290 x 12mm