Expert teaching for curious and enthusiastic flower fans, both industry-trained and hobbyist. This approachable guide, featuring over 500 photos and companion commentary from an innovative floral educator, will take the mystery out of creating floral designs that are a step above the rest. By tapping into often-unexplored creative materials and techniques with 42 projects, Renee Tucci (AIFD, PFCI) takes the floral enthusiast on a journey through all layers of modern floral design. With this design inspiration and reference manual that expands on techniques in a real-world way, aspiring and seasoned designers will find encouragement to practice and hone techniques by traveling down a direct, step-by-step path. Important principles and elements of design are woven into the fibers of each project to give the reader a clear understanding of why and how each component is connected to the next. By working with and practicing each of these projects or techniques, learners see that the artistic options and applications are endless. Skills covered: Airbrushing. Banding. Basing. Binding. Braiding. Clustering. Collaring. Facing. Framing. Gluing. Grouping. Hand-Tying. Kubari. Lacing. Layering. Leafwork. Massaging. Pav? Pillowing. Reflexing. Sequencing. Shadowing. Sheltering. Staking. Tailoring. Terracing. Veiling. Weaving.?
Renee Tucci (AIFD, PFCI) has more than 20 years of progressive floral design and leadership experience in the floral and event arenas. She was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers in 2016 and Professional Floral Communicators International in 2018. Tucci is an educator on the national Teleflora Education team. With experience in everyday floristry, small to large events, and special exhibit installations, she carries a wealth of knowledge and experience in her toolbelt. She has been invited to speak to many garden clubs nationally and internationally. As an educator, she is moved by the lives that she empowers. As a designer, she finds joy in creating with impermanent and delicate materials. Connecting with fellow designers and bringing the floral community together is one of her truest passions.

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