The Country Diary Book of Flowers: Drying, Pressing, and Potpourri [EPUB]

The Country Diary Book of Flowers: Drying, Pressing, and Potpourri [EPUB]
The Country Diary Book of Flowers: Drying, Pressing, and Potpourri by Carol Petelin
2015 | EPUB | 41.98MB

One of the most appealing, as well as one of the easiest, ways of bringing a breath of summer in to the home is to use dried and pressed flowers to make an almost endless variety of attractive arrangements and designs. Pot pourri, made with colorful, fragrant plants and carefully selected herbs and spices, recreate evocative scents to remind us of Nature's fragrance.

Carol Petelin, author of the successful The Creative Guide to Dried Flowers, has drawn on her wealth of experience to provide the ultimate guide to drying and using flowers, plants, and herbs in a myriad of creative ways. First, she describes plants that can be most successfully grown, even by those with limited garden space, and explains how to best harvest and dry them.

The next section covers the art of dried flower arranging. There is advice on working with different combinations of color and form to create arrangements in containers, bouquets, posies, garlands, and swags. She tells how to gather and press flowers and herbs and offers a variety of imaginative projects for them.

The final section is devoted to pot pourri. The author includes recipes for deliciously fragrant mixtures and describes how pot pourri, scented flowers, and spices can be used to make many delightfully fragranced items. There is a list of sources for herbs and essential oils.

Lavishly illustrated throughout with Simon McBride's color photographs and decorated with some of Edith Holden's own drawings from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady and The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady, The Country Diary Book of Flowers will inspire all those who wish to practice the art of dried flower arranging and to make unusual and attractive gifts for their homes and friends.

Simply Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide to Elegant Lettering [EPUB]

Simply Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide to Elegant Lettering [EPUB]
Simply Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide to Elegant Lettering by Judy Detrick
2016 | EPUB | 6.59MB

Learning the simple and beautiful art of hand-lettered calligraphy is as easy as picking up pen and paper!

Italic is the calligraphy’s most popular alphabet, and this delightful manual introduces basic capital and small letters and numbers, plus all the creative flourishes you need to customize your unique script for every project and occasion.

With quick and easy instruction from calligraphy teacher and designer Judy Detrick, Simply Calligraphy will have you whipping up elegant invitations, pleasing place cards, and personalized thank-you notes in no time.

Includes practice exercises, advice on tools and materials, and project ideas for place cards, invitations, and more!

The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Food and Hunting Secrets [EPUB]

The U.S. Navy SEAL Guide to Food and Hunting Secrets [EPUB]
The US Navy SEAL Guide to Food and Hunting Secrets by Don Mann
2012 | EPUB | 4.27MB

Learn how to hunt and procure food from expert Don Mann. In a survival situation, you have to learn to be adaptable and take advantage of the food sources that are available. If you aren’t able to catch a fish or shoot a rabbit, consider eating edible insects, such as grasshoppers and ants. You can also eat a variety of plants, though you shouldn’t eat unknown ones without testing them first. Snakes, birds, even mice are potential food sources. Don Mann covers this and more, including harvesting edible plants, building deadfalls and snares, cooking over hot stones, and much more.

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