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First published in the United Kingdom in 2018 by Pavilion 43 Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3HZ Copyright © Pavilion Books Company Ltd 2018 Text, illustration and pattern copyright © Hannah Read-Baldrey 2018 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be copied, displayed, extracted, reproduced, utilised, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise including but not limited to photocopying, recording, or scanning without the prior written permission of the publishers. The patterns contained in this book and the items created from them are for personal use only. Commercial use of either the patterns or items made from them is strictly prohibited. ISBN 978-1-911216-72-8 A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Reproduction by Rival Colour Ltd, UK Printed and bound by This book can be ordered direct from the publisher at www.pavilionbooks.com

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Flower Power! 6 How to Dry Flowers 8 Say it with Flowers 10

FLORAL HOME

FLOWER FIESTA

FLORAL FASHIONISTA

Hula Hoop Wreath 14 Tulip Folk Cushion 20 Cherry Blossom Vase 24 Dried Flower Panes 28 Pressed Flower Dishes 32 Woven Aster Hanging 36 Flora Teapot 42 Rose and Violet Candles 46 Flower Bath Bombs 50

Happy Flower Garland 56 Flower Bomb Cake 62 White Rose Mallows 68 Giant Rose Peony 72 Vintage Posy Tattoo 76 Cosmos Stationery 78 Frida Flower Crown 82

Flower Bomber Jacket 88 Frozen Floral Phone Case 92 Rosie Skirt 96 Poppy Shades 102 Adieu Bag 108 Hydrangea Bloom Sweater 114 Killer Heels 120 Daisy Chain Necklace 124 Wild Meadow Gloves 128

Templates and Guides 132 Suppliers 142 Acknowledgements 144 About Hannah 144

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FLOWER POWER!

Welcome to Flowerbomb!, a book dedicated to beautiful bloomin’ flower projects. I have been in love with flowers ever since I can remember, from making daisy chains as a young child to choosing the peonies and wildflowers for my wedding bouquet. I find their beauty endless and the joy they bring me immeasurable. My mother studied botany and over the years she has attempted to teach me the names and meanings of an array of flowers; her appreciation has well and truly rubbed off on me. I am continuously amazed by the design, shape and scent of flowers, and each season brings a whole new set of flora to enjoy. This book aims to pay homage to my favourite blooms through lots of different craft media. I love how using different materials can create such different effects, from felt and wool to leather and crepe paper, and even using resin in an attempt to freeze dried flowers in time. First comes the Floral Home chapter, full of projects that bring the outside in, which will have you working with all sorts of materials to enliven your pad with blossoms. The Cherry Blossom Vase (page 24) is one of my favourites, taking papier-mâché to a whole new level. I loved making the Pressed Flower Dishes from soft polymer clay (page 32) – they are so useful for keeping my rings in. I’m a big fan of weaving, so I hope you’ll enjoy my Woven Aster Hanging (page 36).

Next there’s the Flower Fiesta chapter. This brings together some craft and baking ideas you will love. The Frida Flower Crown (page 82) is so pretty for a party or special event. Every party should have a gobsmacking cake and you’ll definitely want to try the Flower Bomb Cake (page 62) made with a lavender buttercream icing – it’s simply delicious. As a stylist married to an ex-fashion designer, I have an affinity for fashion and I have so loved scouring the catwalks to inspire the Floral Fashionista chapter. Designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Vivetta bring amazingly creative floral designs to their collections year on year. The Flower Bomber Jacket (page 88) shows how you, too, can create a catwalkstyle piece by adapting and adorning clothing you already have you. The Wild Meadow Gloves (page 128) are a work of art and the Adieu Bag (page 108) uses embroidery in a modern way to create the most gorgeous handbag. So what does ‘Flowerbomb’ mean? Creating a decorative explosion of beautiful flowers across your home and life to bring floral joy to your world! Flower Power to everyone! x

FLOWER POWER!

When you make something from the book, please share it with us! Post your pictures to Instagram using #FlowerBombStyle and tag @couturecraft, @flowerbombstyle and @pavilionbooks

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FLORAL HOME

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Flowerbomb! sampler  

Craft designer Hannah Read-Baldrey is on a mission to bring FLOWER POWER to everyone in her new book Flowerbomb!. Hannah’s love for flowers...

Flowerbomb! sampler  

Craft designer Hannah Read-Baldrey is on a mission to bring FLOWER POWER to everyone in her new book Flowerbomb!. Hannah’s love for flowers...

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