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Book Name: Step-by-Step Dried Flowers

Author: Pamela Westland

Publisher: Anness Publishing

ISBN: 0-8317-2738-1

Cover: Hardcover

# of Pages: 96

Illustrations: Full color photographs

Experience Required: Beginner

Book Review

This book has 96 jam-packed pages of information on drying flowers and arrangements to create using dried flowers.  The author opens the book with a comprehensive look at the methods and means of drying flowers including Harvesting Plant Materials and Air-Drying Plant Materials for the purposes of the arrangement(s) you would like to create. This is followed by Drying in Desiccants, Microwave-Drying, Preserving in Glycerin, Adding Tints and Containers and Equipment before instructions for any arrangements are given.

Illustrations of the process of drying flowers in various ways are depicted as well as the way the flowers should look after they are dried.  Several extra examples of dried flower arrangements are also displayed. There is a handy 2-page chart that consists of an alphabetical list of plants and how to preserve them which is followed by the instructions for the dried flower arrangements contained in this book.  Dried flower arrangements are shown in potential settings so you can see how they might look in your home. 

I really like it that the author has included illustrations of some of the steps in the making of the dried flower arrangements in her book.  This is very helpful to the beginner who is attempting these types of arrangements for the first time.  The arrangements are varied in style and very beautiful to look at.  I could definitely see myself making some of them for my home.


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