By making creative and beautiful contemporary wreaths, add a handmade focal point to wherever you are. This guide offers step-by-step instructions for 15 wreaths of all types, from live materials to dried botanicals to found objects and other surprising materials. Learn all elements of wreath making. Master the techniques and understand how to choose and source your materials?hether in your yard or in the craft supply realm?o create your own masterpiece with the project instructions. The Fresh category offers designs that are living, like Herb Garden or Spring Bulbs; Foliage wreaths feature wonderful grasses, flowers, and plants; Foraged wreaths are the most fun, based on found objects from your house, kitchen, or the back of your drawer. Faux wreaths highlight materials of all kinds. Includes tips on where to source materials, special techniques and expert "cheats" for great results, and traceable templates for some projects.?
Alys Dobbie started off life as an antique dealer and restorer and has transferred her skills in French polishing and marquetry to creating amazing wreaths and terrariums, and teaching workshops from her house plant shop in Brighton, UK. A career change saw her re-training as a florist at a local agricultural college, and seeing how very ?raditional?all the wreath making was, decided to experiment with different materials to create some beautiful enchanted circles. The most popular workshop she runs is her succulent wreath workshop because of the very nature and beauty of the wreath being totally organic, a living wreath that will change season by season.

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