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    Dried flower diaries September 2012

    Posted on September 26, 2012 by in Diary

    Dried flower news – Autumn begins Gosh what a month – we’ve gone from hot sun to hammering rain. This is a really big month in the shop because we are receiving into stock all the Christmas fruits & spices, pine cones etc – the crafters we supply always like to start their projects in […]

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    Dried flowers diaries Aug 2012

    Posted on August 31, 2012 by in Diary

    Dried flowers in holiday season Like many Brits, I have been away for a couple of weeks this month. But I did do some work honest! The versatility of dried flowers for weddings and elsewhere About a month ago I was approached to put a mixed dried flower wedding bouquet together for a bride who […]

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    Dried flower wedding bouquet

    Posted on July 31, 2012 by in Bouquets, Weddings

    Always happy to help with dried flowers Last week I was contacted by a lady called Claire who was planning her wedding, but had been let down by her florist. She had made her own dried lavender bouquets for her bridesmaids and asked her florist to produce something similar for her bridal bouquet. Unfortunately she […]

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    More dried flower bouquets with lavender

    Posted on June 15, 2012 by in Bouquets

    Dried flower bouquets – variations on my previous post In my last post, I talked about how I make a small dried flower bunch (like the one in the picture below) with dried lavender, wheat and delphiniums. Here are some simple variations on a theme. Firstly, this small lavender bunch is what you will end […]

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    Making a small dried flower bunch with lavender

    Posted on June 13, 2012 by in Bouquets

    How to make a dried flower bunch with lavender, wheat and delphinium This pretty little dried flower bunch is only 18cm long.   To make this dried flower bunch you will need Scissors About 50cm ribbon 30-50 dried lavender stems One dried delphinium spike to break down into florets 3 dried wheat stems   First […]

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    Delphinium petals Union Jack

    Posted on May 22, 2012 by in Dry flower art

    I’ve just made a Union Jack out of delphinium petals And the best thing is they are all British-grown. Perfect timing for the Diamond Jubilee! Delphinium petals are beautiful dried flower petals often used as wedding confetti Delphinium petals make great wedding confetti because they are 100% natural and biogradable and float in the air […]

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    Grow your own dried flowers from seed

    Posted on May 8, 2012 by in Dried flowers general

    Some annuals make great dried flowers and are easy to grow from seed Spring is here, in name at least! So it’s not too late to grow some of your own dried flowers this season. Prime contenders for drying are annual poppies (for their seed heads), annual larkspur (a relation of the delphinium), and corn […]

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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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    Dried lavender as a wedding theme

    Posted on March 13, 2012 by in Lavender craft, Weddings

    Dried lavender lends a country feel to your celebration. Dried flowers such as dried lavender make lovely wedding confetti & decorations. If you are planning a country-style or vintage themed wedding, extend the feel by using dried flowers in the confetti, as table decorations, and even in favours. Dried lavender as wedding confetti Dried lavender […]

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    Dried Flowers: Drying methods

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

    Dried flowers can be preserved using various drying methods. 1. Commercially air dried flowers This picture shows lavender bunches drying in a barn in Provence. The bunches are tied upside down to a drying rack until dry. Drying under cover in a barn is one method also employed in the UK, where spoilage by damp […]

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