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    Modern dried flowers

    Posted on May 14, 2013 by in Dried flowers general

    Modern dried flowers in Make & Craft magazine I was pleased to see my article on dried flowers in the June edition (issue 8) of Make and Craft magazine. It explains why dried flowers are becoming popular once again. I have reproduced a copy below. Dried flowers these days are glorious, vibrant and true to […]

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    Dried cosmos flowers mark the end of summer

    Posted on October 5, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Cosmos flowers are so cheery well into October I couldn’t resist picking a few of the last flowers of the summer to preserve. Cosmos flowers are so simple and daisy-like, I can never resist growing them in my garden. I placed the cosmos flowers flat (without their stems) in the airing cupboard for a week. […]

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    Wiring dried flowers

    Posted on April 27, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Attaching florist wire to dried flowers Contrary to what it says in the heading above, it’s best to attach florist wire to fresh flowers and then dry them. This is because dried flowers are very brittle and may not withstand the handling required to insert the wire. How I wired  a dry flower (daisy) You […]

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    Drying daisies with silica gel sand

    Posted on April 12, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Modern drying techniques at home – microwave drying with silica gel sand After my post yesterday where I was drying my marguerite daisies the old fashioned way in the airing cupboard, I thought I’d have a go at a quick and easy way of drying flowers using silica gel. Method for drying flowers using silica […]

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    Air drying a daisy bunch

    Posted on April 11, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    I like drying flowers in my airing cupboard because it’s so simple I’m a sucker for plants and couldn’t resist this marguerite plant at the garden centre the other day!   I cut a few stems and tied them with a raffia bow, adding a sprig of fennel foliage before air drying them. I hung […]

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    Shopping for dried pressed flowers

    Posted on April 8, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    I have been shopping for dried pressed flowers I wanted to find some pressed flowers so that I could a) see what quality I’m aiming at when I make my own, and b) source a bulk producer I can use for my shop. As you can see, I found some lovely flowers. I am very […]

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    Silica gel sand for drying flowers

    Posted on April 7, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Silica gel sand is a much finer desiccant than I had used before for drying flowers. After my recent post about trying to dry flowers using silica gel beads, a lovely lady contacted me via Twitter with details of where to buy Petalcraft sand online. Purpose-made dried flower desiccant from Petalcraft This drying sand was […]

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