From the authors of the widely popular "Flower Recipe Book," and in the same successful format, "The Wreath Recipe Book "provides 100 recipes to make with flowering and leafy branches.
These aren't just evergreens for Christmas the book is organized seasonally, with dozens of projects to make throughout the year.
In the spring, a cherry blossom bough gets a touch of whimsy with a colourful ribbon, and a tabletop is adorned with lilacs and olive branches.
In the summer, a garland features sage with pomegranates and citrus-coloured strawflowers.
In the autumn, wreaths are created with magnolias, rosemary, and plums, and gourds are used to create an unexpected garland.
Winter highlights cedar, pine, and juniper, yielding unexpected table settings and new wreath shapes.
There are detailed ingredient lists and hundreds of step-by-step photos as well as chapters covering basic techniques, sourcing, and care information.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages, 400 colour photographs
- Publisher: Artisan
- Publication Date: 16/09/2014
- Category: Flower arranging & floral crafts
- ISBN: 9781579655594
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Review by Dokfintong
I have not seen the authors' successful Flower Recipe Book which is said to be in the same format as this one, but I find this book to be thin. There are too many flower arrangements and too few wreaths and swags, and what is presented is a bit sketchy. Too much is left to the reader's imagination. There is certainly not enough instruction for the beginner, especially if the reader has to forage around for materials that might have different tensile strength and longevity. The book strongly biased toward a Northern California climate. I am not sure I agree with the placement of the photo of the finished item after the HOW TO. Doing this means you need to scroll forward and then scroll back to understand the project and the ingredients. I think I would have put the finished photo first.In some photos the textured or floral background obscures the text, making it hard to read.Loads of white space and big photos artsy make this an expensive book. I can't recommend it.I received a review copy of The Wreath Recipe Book: Year-Round Wreaths, Swags, and Other Decorations to Make with Seasonal Branches by Alethea Harampolis, Jill Rizzo (Artisan Books) through NetGalley.com.