Making Silk Flowers explains the art and craft of making the most natural-looking silk botanicals. With clear step-by-step sequences, it considers the details of flowers and demonstrates how you can make immaculate interpretations from a range of silk and millinery fabrics.
Anne studies a variety of flowers and shows how to recreate them in silk using unique and individual techniques. Inspired by flowering blooms, it encourages experimentation and problem-solving to discover sympathetic methods of making silk flowers to immortalise their fleeting beauty. It explains how to capture the personalities that make each of these flowers individual, encouraging you to observe the wonders of nature more closely and to think how you might interpret what you see.
The book begins with an introduction to the tools, materials and techniques, followed by a chapter on colour with tips on how to mix and apply dyes to recreate the colours and essence of flowers. The bulk of the book then consists of individual tutorials for each flower, with all the information you need to be inspired and start making beautiful flowers of your own.