The Little Book of Flower Pressing: All the Basics Plus 11 Projects To Inspire You

Schiffer Craft. Apr. 2023. 80p. ISBN 9780764366109. pap. $19.99. CRAFTS
Floral craft artist Lazerges (Flower Power) explains how to achieve harmony with color, symmetry, spacing, and other aspects of design. Her advice focuses on how to play with regional and seasonal aspects of flowers, leaves, and even weeds so that designs retain a connection to the creator’s environment while achieving aesthetic harmony. Even if some of the techniques sound fussy, they’re presented with clear guidance and well-illustrated steps that make them as approachable as the end products are beautiful. From questions and answers about what flowers work for different methods to thorough outlines of the processes, the book serves as a valuable learning tool that will give readers ways to branch out as they try their hand at everything from a classic herbarium to a floral embroidery hoop.
VERDICT With its overview of flower pressing’s rich history and a beginner-friendly guide to getting started, this book is a bona fide garden of delights that’s sure to inspire creations rooted in the past, yet flowering in the present.
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