Floral design

Floral design involves the creation of attractive and harmonious displays of plants such as flowers for decorative or ceremonial purposes.


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Another year - Floral design - West Midlands

Another year

Well its another year and I am busier than ever. Had a great Christmas and a fantastic Christmas fayre at the Ruskin Glass Centre in Stourbridge so I am really pleased ...

Disheartened - Floral design - West Midlands

Disheartened

I have had a stall at a couple of craft fairs recently and have been very disappointed by the numbers of people attending and buying. Perhaps the organisers did not ...

Its spring - Floral design - West Midlands

Its spring

Its great to get out in lovely sunshine, looking at the fresh new leaves and flowers. This is the time I start to collect all the natural materials I use to create my ...

Craft fair on Saturday - Floral design - West Midlands

Craft fair on Saturday

I am looking forward to the Green and Animal Friendly craft fair on Saturday 22nd March at St Peters Church Hall in Kinver. I have been making lots of things including ...

Black country gardens - Floral design - West Midlands

Black country gardens

I have finished my latest piece, Black Country gardens. This was made using pressed and dried flowers and leaves from my garden and my Moms garden. The design was inspired ...

Creating art using dried plants and flowers - Floral design - West Midlands

Creating art using dried plants and flowers

I have been drying plants and flowers using the traditional air drying and pressing processes for some time. I enjoy the slow timescale, then using the resulting ...

Driftwood Craft - Floral design - Kent

Driftwood Craft

I have always been addicted to picking up Driftwood, pebbles and shells from the seashore and love any hand crafted object whether it be made of wood, ceramics or any ...

Floral design exhibitors

Helen Garbett - Floral design - Stourbridge, West Midlandsfi  fi flowers of vigo village - Floral design - Meopham, KentKrafty Kreations by Kirty - Floral design - March, CambridgeshireEQUILIBRIUM - Floral design - Bradford, West Yorkshirelizzieloveslillies - Floral design - Preston, LancashireThe Perfect Room - Floral design - Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshiretigerlilly butterflies wedding accessories - Floral design - St.neots, CambridgeshireFlowers and Things - Floral design - Crystal palace, LondonBluebells and Butterflies - Floral design - Felsted, EssexFloral Fantasies - Floral design - Ramsgate, KentRubymay Flowers and Driftwood Craft - Floral design - Maidstone, Kent

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Evergreen - Floral design - Greater Manchester

Techniques

Preserving Flowers
The life of cut flowers can be prolonged by putting a small quantity of sodium carbonate, ammonium chloride or potassium nitrate into the water in which they are standing.

Doing this keeps the flowers fresh by stimulating cells and slowing the growth of germs. However this is only a temporary measure.

1. Mix one part silica gel with four parts borax, having first removed any lumps from the borax using a sieve.

2. After picking the flowers, cut the stems near the base.

3. Put a layer of the preserving powder in the bottom of an air-tight jar or plastic bag and place the face of a blossom onto the powder.

4. Cover the flower with more of the powder and repeat the process until the jar is full of flowers.

5. Squeeze all of the air from the bag and tie it with string or put the lid on the jar.

6. Leave the bag or jar, for around four weeks, in a dry place.

7. After four weeks carefully open the jar or bag, remove each of the blossoms and blow off the powder.

8. Create a stem using florists wire run through the underside of the blossoms.

Drying flowers in a microwave
Microwaving flowers to dry them has become increasingly popular. This is due to the time it takes. Minutes rather than days. With some trial and error, start on a very low setting and for a very short space of time. Do not put in any metal (like wired flowers) and support with silica gel or silver sand.