By Nikki Van De Car
Our homes are meant to be a refuge -- a place of calm, serene contemplation where we can recharge after a long day. Feng Crochet, the latest book from author and crafter Nikki Van De Car, teaches readers how to create a nurturing environment with 30 simple, beautiful projects to crochet. Grouped by the five elements of feng shui (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water), the patterns in this book range from home decor (plant hangers, large baskets, lampshades, and scatter rugs) to small, precious items that add a touch of warmth and peace to any room (napkin rings, dreamcatchers, doilies, and curtain ties). Mindful prompts and meditations begin each project, while helpful tips on incorporating the principles of feng shui into both crafts and life are peppered throughout the book. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photography and charming line arts, Feng Crochet asks crafters of all skill levels to look inward as they create objects to bring peace and tranquility to their most treasured spaces.
The Flower Chef
By Carly Cylinder
THE FLOWER CHEF caters to all readers, from beginners who have never worked with flowers before and are looking for a new creative outlet to decorators, party planners and photographers looking to liven up their spaces to professionals who want to update their techniques. This book teaches readers everything they need to know about flower arranging, including tips on how to buy and care for flowers, how to cut and prepare them, and how to use floral foam, vases, and various other decorative elements in their arrangements
The Flower Appreciation Society
By Anna Day, Ellie Jauncey
Anna Day and Ellie Jauncey are not your average florists. Friends first and business partners later, they formed The Flower Appreciation Society when they realised they shared a love of all things floral and a frustration with the formal arrangements preferred by many traditional florists. The bouquets and accessories they create in their London studio are relaxed, natural and breathtakingly beautiful - and packed full of seasonal blooms from local markets. In this, their first book, they will take readers on incredible, meandering journey through an A to Z of blooms - from Anemones to Zinnias and everything in between. If you're a bride-to-be doing your own wedding flowers or have ever wondered why your tulips just won't stand up straight, The Flower Appreciation Society has all the tips, tricks and wonderfully creative ideas you could ask for.Includes:Anemones and Appreciation, Bouquets and Bees, Colours and Corsages, Delphiniums and Daisies, Edible flowers and Events, Foliage and Forget-me-Nots, Garlands and Gardens, Headbands and Hydrangea, Insects and Irises, Jasmine and Jam jars, Kit and Kitsch, Lily-of-the-Valley and Latin names, Mother's Day and Markets, Narcissus and Nature, Old wives' tales and Orchids, Peonies and Posies, Quick tips and Questions, Roses and Romance, Scents and Seasonality, Tulips and Thyme, Urban legends and Unloved blooms, Vases and Valentines, Weddings and Wild flowers . . . And Xylem, Yarrow and Zinnia