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Modern Dried Flowers Angela Maynard

Modern Dried Flowers By Angela Maynard

Modern Dried Flowers by Angela Maynard

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Modern Dried Flowers: 20 everlasting projects to craft, style, keep and share by Angela Maynard

Modern Dried Flowers is a contemporary guide to the sustainable art of preserving and styling stems.

Versatile, chic, environmentally mindful, affordable and low maintenance - there are many reasons to love dried flowers.

Whether for weddings and special events or simply to bring a touch of ethereal charm to your home, these timeless, reimagined arrangements can bring a room to life.

Modern Dried Flowers offers nature-led inspiration and step-by-step instructions to gain all of the basic skills, tools and techniques necessary to grow, cut, dry and style your stems to perfection.

Author and celebrated florist Angela Maynard is a founding leader of the classic craft's revival, and here she reveals her secrets and dispenses expert advice so that you too can master the art of everlasting beauty and wow-worthy decor, no matter what your style.

In this practical and visually stunning guide, you will find:
  • 20 beautifully photographed projects, from wearable keepsakes to majestic seasonal centrepieces;
  • Tips to get creative with the leftover materials;
  • A handy index of suitable flowers which outlines characteristics, symbols and best combinations.

Play with texture and colour, discover unusual blooms and botanicals, and create something truly original that lasts a lifetime.

About Angela Maynard

Angela Maynard is the creative director of Botany, a floral shop and design studio in East London. Angela also runs workshops on floristry and dried flowers and heads seasonal wild flower walks. She has been featured in the The Independent, Financial Times, Evening Standard, Time Out, Elle Decor, Le Monde, Vogue, World of Interiors, House Beautiful, Homes & Gardens. Her clients include Adidas, L'Oreal, & Other Stories, and Toast. Visit or find Angela on Instagram @botanyshope5 to see more of her work.

Table of Contents

Prelims: 5 pp

Introduction: 2 pp

Chapter One: What to Dry and How to Dry 16 pp
  • Tools and equipment
  • What stems to dry and how to dry your own stems
  • Foraging and growing

Chapter Two: Composition and Color 22 pp
  • Make visually stimulating arrangements by following these simple rules on form, scale, function, composition and colour combinations.
  • Also guides readers in sourcing and selecting suitable containers and vessels.

Chapter Three: The Projects 118 pp
20 projects ranging in scale and function, complete with step-by-step directions, and each designed to build a range of basic floristry skills. Includes projects for the home and occasions, plus guidance on what to do with the leftovers. Sample projects:

Hydrangea Wreath / Bedroom
Large Fireside Arrangement / Living room
Modern Arrangement / Entrance (for a hallway on a console table)
Table Centre Piece / Dining room
Installation / Living room
Bedside Table Bouquet / Bedroom
Herbal Swag for Door / Bathroom

Spring Bouquet (hand-tied bouquet for Mother's Day) / Spring
Festival Headdress / Summer
Festive Wreath / Fall, Winter
Bridal Accessories (headdress, combs, buttonholes, and corsages) / Summer
Small Posy for new born or naming ceremony / Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Thanksgiving basket / Fall
Festive Garland / Fall, Winter


Chapter Four: A Visual Guide to Common Dried Flowers 50 pp
  • Listed alphabetically by Latin name, each flower has its own profile with specific tips for sustainability, drying and suggested arrangements (chapter 3).
  • Includes common flowers, experimental stems, most sought after flowers, fillers and grasses.

Chapter Five: Dried Flower Glossary 8 pp

Index and Credits 3 pp

Additional information

Modern Dried Flowers: 20 everlasting projects to craft, style, keep and share by Angela Maynard
White Lion Publishing
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