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Making flowers : in paper, fabric, and ribbon
Biddle, Steve.
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Newton Abbot, Devon : David & Charles, 1999.
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160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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TT890 .B5 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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All that is needed to create these displays bringing life, colour and style to your home, is a little imagination and instruction from the authors. They show step-by-step how to assemble and wire paper and fabric flowers for arrangements for the table, bouquets, to decorate gifts. Life size templates are provided.

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Booklist Review

Nine years after this book's British publication, the bloom isn't off the topic it covers: making flowers from paper and fabric. In fact, there's no doubt that other craftspeople should pattern their instructions after the Biddles' lead, with life-size templates, colored illustrations for each stage of the process, and a text that is easy to follow. For certain, many of the materials do represent a considerable investment, as does crafting time--which can also include dyeing efforts to achieve just the right shade and hue. Plus, the directions for assembling bridal bouquets and arranging home blooms may tax nonaesthetic perspectives. Glossary of tools and equipment appended. --Barbara Jacobs

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
General Materials and Techniquesp. 8
Snowdropp. 22
Daffodilp. 26
Cherry Blossomp. 30
Canterbury Bell and Forsythiap. 34
Tulipp. 40
Freesiap. 44
Carnationp. 48
Bird of Paradise and Eucalyptusp. 52
Irisp. 58
Hydrangeap. 62
Foxglovep. 66
Clematisp. 70
Strawberryp. 75
Salviap. 80
Petuniap. 84
Frangipanip. 89
Lilyp. 94
Bouvardiap. 99
Gladiolusp. 103
Poppyp. 108
Cosmosp. 112
Nerinep. 116
Camelliap. 120
Cyclamenp. 124
Rosep. 128
Peonyp. 133
Dyeing and Sizingp. 140
Tips on Petal Cuttingp. 145
Assembling a Bridal Bouquet and Corsagep. 149
Arranging Handmade Flowersp. 152
Glossary of Tools and Equipmentp. 155
Indexp. 159