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Flower arranging book - 50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Design
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One of Gill McGregor's most popular Flower Arranging Books '50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Designs'

Seventy different floral designs of distinction were created and photographed to visually illustrate the “50 Techniques used in Contemporary Floral Design”.

With Gill's expertise in floral design she explored the definitions used by both NAFAS and the florist industry and used her floral design expertise to create designs that depict Gill's interpretation. 

A flower arranging and floristry book written for experienced flower arrangers and florists and as a learning resource for students studying Contemporary floral design.

By simply 'thumbing' through the pages you can look through the 70 different designs created for the book to perhaps become inspired to use a technique in your next design that gives it even more distinction.

Otherwise step through the alphabetical ordering of the book and thereby use it as a visual reference to identify what a technique looks like when used in a design.

This book also includes photographic ideas of structures and containers which can be self made some of which are featured in Gill’s previously written “Contemporary Floral Design Ideas and Techniques” Booklets: six are from Booklet-2 and one is featured in Booklet-1. The Booklets provide colour photography of the completed design and a written description as to how it can be made.


For the self made containers a collection of photographs are provided to further show the construction methods and are again supported by a comprehensive written description as to how they can be made.

Seventy different floral designs of distinction were created and photographed to visually illustrate the “50 Techniques used in Contemporary Floral Design”. With Gill's expertise in floral design she explored the definitions used by both NAFAS and the florist industry and used her floral design expertise to create designs that depict Gill's interpretation.  By simply 'thumbing' through the pages you can look through the 70 different designs created for the book to perhaps become inspired to use a technique in your next design that gives it even more distinction. Otherwise step through the alphabetical ordering of the book and thereby use it as a visual reference to identify what a technique looks like when used in a design. A flower arranging and floristry book written for experienced flower arrangers and florists, as a learning resource for students studying contemporary floral design, and for people wishing to expand their floral design skills.
Published by: Gill McGregor College Publishers
Date published: May 2015
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN: 978-0-9929332-0-3
Available in Paperback

As an experienced Flower Arranging Teacher, Floristry Teacher and Flower Arranging Demonstrator Gill McGregor has specialised in Contemporary Floral Design and knows how important it is to include Contemporary techniques within floral designs to create Floral Designs with distinction. £9.99 with £1.50 postage.

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"50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Designs".
ISBN 978-0-9929332-0-3. Full colour photography and supporting text, A5 portrait, 56 pages including covers.

for flower arrangers and florists - and those interested in Contemporary Floral Design -  a new - 'How to make' - book by Gill McGregor  - How to..  Contemporary Floral Design - Wire Manipulation. ISBN 978-0-9929332-1-0

Gill McGregor's Contemporary Flower Arranging book - How to - Wire Manipulation

For Flower Arrangers and Florists - and those interested in Contemporary Floral Design - a new - 'How to make' - flower arranging book by Gill McGregor -

Many contemporary techniques require the use of wire and with so many attractive wires available Gill shows you how wire can now be used often to add visible enhancement; banding, binding, bundling, caging, clamping, clustering, cupping, framing, inter connecting, knotting, laminating, looping, mossing, pipping, plaiting, radiating, sculpturing, spiralling, stitching, structure construction, threading, veiling, weaving, winding, wrapping and of course wiring.

As a Floral Designer Gill draws upon her experiences; as a fully qualified Florist, an experienced Floristry and Flower Arranging Teacher, a fully qualified Flower Arranger, a NAFAS National Teacher and NAFAS Demonstrator and a Floral Designer who loves to explore the use of products to arrange designs with a difference.

Gill's new book on Wire Manipulation provides a host of different design ideas which require the use of wire for support, manipulation, control and of course anchorage. This ‘how to’ book explains how each design idea was constructed, what type or types of wire were used and has been developed to help inspire you to create and develop your own designs incorporating wire.

The designs include manipulation techniques, self made structures, self made frames and self made containers with both photographic and written narration to explain how each concept was constructed and what materials are needed.

For Flower Arrangers and Florists - and those interested in Contemporary Floral Design - a new - 'How to make' - book by Gill McGregor -

Over 140 photographs support more than 40 different contemporary floral designs with concise construction methods are included in this new Contemporary Floral Design ‘How to’ Wire Manipulation Book. This book is for Florists and Contemporary Flowers Arrangers to instruct, inspire and further develop design skills and techniques.

Published by: Gill McGregor College Publishers
Date published: May 2015
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN:978-0-9929332-1-0
Available in Paperback

When Gill first started creating floral designs – the use of wire was only considered to be suitable for support, anchorage and control. Wires were often hidden; external wires were taped and copper frames mossed.

Now with so many decorative wires available their uses have increased and are now often used to aid distinction, create visible supporting frameworks, and to enhance the look of a vase or a flower.
 
One of a kind - this book has been written to support the host of Contemporary wire manipulation techniques that can be applied when constructing Contemporary Floral Designs.

£9.99 + £1.50 P&P

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"How to.. Contemporary Floral Design - Wire Manipulation".
ISBN 978-0-9929332-1-0. Full colour photography and supporting text, A5 portrait, 56 pages including covers, index.

As a Floral Designer Gill draws on her experiences, as a fully qualified Florist, an experienced Floristry and Flower Arranging Teacher, a fully qualified Flower Arranger, a NAFAS National Teacher and NAFAS Demonstrator, to explore the use of products to help you to create designs with a difference.

Design Ideas and Techniques

Flower Arranging Books & Booklets: Booklet 1

Booklet 1 was the first in a series of new booklets and books and features 15 floral design ideas and techniques with a flavour of autumn/winter. Each suggested idea is supported with full colour photography to show the completed arrangement and comprehensive narrative to explain how the technique is implemented.

For the suggested self-made containers – colour photography provides a breakdown of how the container is made until its completion/final design and is supported by a comprehensive description of the construction process.

The focus of the materials used is that they are inexpensive; some purchased from pound shops or from regular floral wholesalers.

Booklet-1 is written for Contemporary floral designers and for those wishing to increase their floral design skills.

Each booklet has 18 internal pages showing full colour photographs and supporting text in an A5 landscape format.

As an experienced Flower Arranging and Floristry teacher and demonstrator Gill McGregor specialised in Contemporary Floral design and knows how important it is to include Contemporary ideas and techniques within floral designs to create Floral Designs with distinction.

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£5.99 + 80p p&p Total £6.79

Cancer Research UK will receive £1 for each Booklet sold.

Booklet2 - Design Ideas and Techniques

Flower Arranging Books and Booklets: Booklet 2

Booklet 2 features 18 floral design ideas and techniques with a flavour of spring/summer. Each suggested idea is supported with full colour photography to show the completed arrangement and comprehensive narrative to explain how the technique is implemented.

For the suggested self-made containers – colour photography provides a breakdown of how the container is made until its completion/final design and is supported by a comprehensive description of the construction process.

The focus of the materials used is that they are inexpensive; some purchased from pound shops or from regular floral wholesalers.

Booklet-2 is written for Contemporary floral designers and for those wishing to increase their floral design skills.

Each booklet has 18 internal pages showing full colour photographs and supporting text in an A5 landscape format. 

As an experienced Flower Arranging and Floristry teacher and demonstrator Gill McGregor specialised in Contemporary Floral design and knows how important it is to include Contemporary ideas and techniques within floral designs to create Floral Designs with distinction.

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£5.99 + 80p p&p Total £6.79

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Festive Winter Floral Designs - Contemporary & Traditional Flower Arranging

Gill's latest 'How to make' book with instructions and over 150 photographs supporting over 30 different flower arranging designs for the Winter Festive Season

Festive Winter Floral Designs - Contemporary & Traditional Flower Arranging

ISBN 978-0-9929332-2-7 First Published October 2015

A new Flower Arranging book with a range different flower arranging designs for the winter festive season for flower arrangers - with a mix of both contemporary flower arranging and traditional flower arranging arrangements. A ‘How to..’ make Winter and Festive Designs Book has been created to satisfy the many requests that Gill has received from Flower Arrangers who asked her to write a book about how to make Festive arrangements. The designs incorporated are a range of both Contemporary and Traditional ideas with a host of pictures and narrative to explain their construction. Flowers in the home just lift those cold, dark days over the winter season.

For flower arrangers and those wishing to enter this wonderfully creative hobby - a new book with over 30 different Festive Contemporary and Traditional Floral Designs; using easily accessible and inexpensive materials.

Gill's latest collection of floral design ideas to decorate your home over the Festive Winter season, a 'Welcome' door wreath to greet your guests and designs for you to create as gifts for your friends and family. A5 portrait - 56 full colour pages (including covers).

A Festive Flower Arranging Book for £9.99 from Gill McGregor - an experienced Flower Arranging Teacher, Flower Arranging Demonstrator and Floristry Teacher, who has specialised in Contemporary Floral Design and knows how important it is to include Contemporary techniques within floral designs to create Floral Designs with distinction.

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A new Flower Arranging book with a range different flower arranging designs for the winter festive season for flower arrangers - with a mix of both contemporary flower arranging and traditional flower arranging arrangements. A ‘How to..’ make Winter and Festive Designs Book has been created to satisfy the many requests that Gill has received from Flower Arrangers who asked her to write a book about how to make Festive arrangements. The designs incorporated are a range of both Contemporary and Traditional ideas with a host of pictures and narrative to explain their construction. Flowers in the home just lift those cold, dark days over the winter season.
Published by: Gill McGregor College Publishers
Date published: 12/10/2015
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN: 978-0-9929332-2-7
Available in Paperback

50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Designs 50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Designs Seventy different floral designs of distinction illustrate the 50 Techniques Book price £9.99 £1.50 P&P
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Flower Arranging Booklet1 Booklet 1 "Five days in a hotel bedroom" How to make instructions for 15 Contemporary Floral Design Ideas & Techniques £1 donated to Cancer Research UK for every booklet purchased Booklet price £5.99 80p P&P
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Flower Arranging Booklet2 Booklet 2 "Winning thruppence shaped my career!" How to make instructions for 18 Contemporary Floral Design Ideas & Techniques £1 donated to Cancer Research UK for every booklet purchased Booklet price £5.99 80p P&P
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How to..  Contemporary Floral Design - Wire Manipulation How to..  Contemporary Floral Design - Wire Manipulation Over 40 different contemporary floral designs, supported by over 140 photographs with concise construction methods are included in this new Contemporary Floral Design ‘How to’ Wire Manipulation Book
Design Concepts for Florists and Contemporary Flower Arrangers
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Wire Manipulation, 50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Design, Booklet 1 & Booklet 2 £2 donated to Cancer Research UK Four Book Total £31.96 FREE P&P
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Flower Arranging Credentials

Gill has performed 100s of Floral Art demonstrations and entertained 1000s of club members at NAFAS Flower Clubs in the London and Overseas, Home Counties, East of England, Kent, BBO and Surrey Areas. A Flower arranger since the age of 11, Gill was on the adult flower arrangers, competitor’s circuit at the age of 14; winning a host of different competitions and awards. At 16 Gill performed her first Floral Art demonstration and became a qualified NAFAS Flower Arranging demonstrator in 1992. As a fully qualified Flower Arranger Gill has taught Traditional Flower Arranging and Contemporary Floral Art classes and workshops; receiving hosts of compliments for their course content and her teaching delivery. For many years Gill was a Floral Art scheme adviser for City and Guilds and wrote the current suite of C&G Level 1-3 Flower Arranging qualifications. Flower Arranging has always been Gill’s passion and she continually strives to design and develop new Floral Art Techniques and Designs for the Floral Art World.

 

Floristry Credentials

Gill McGregor NDSF is a fully qualified florist holding the Society of Floristry NDSF Diploma, equivalent to the current Level 5 C&G Floristry qualification, a fully qualified Further Education (FE) teacher and the holder of the Certificate of Education. Gill's expertise for developing courses is achieved through her vast experiences; in the management of thriving retail floristry businesses in London for 12 years, running a floral and balloon decorating business specialising in wedding designs and decor and participating in wedding fashion shows. As Gill’s passion and enthusiasm for teaching developed Gill successfully grew and headed up an OFSTED Grade 1 Floristry department in a specialist FE College for many years.
Heavily involved in the promotion of the Florist industry Gill participated in the writing of City and Guilds Floristry qualifications for over 20 years and has demonstrated Floristry skills and techniques at eminent Floristry shows in the UK, Essen, Paris and Kansas. Gill received the prestigious City and Guilds silver medal (highest accolade) for her achievement in the Level 4 Floristry Business Procedures qualification in the UK. Over the years Gill has taught 100s of Floristry students with many running successful businesses in London and the Home Counties.

 

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