The comprehensive flower design bible, covering every aspect of the art of flower arranging. Easy-to-follow step-by-step projects make this book accessible to the beginner, while stunning arrangements provide inspiration for budding florists. This book showcases a wealth of beautiful designs from Paula Pryke, one of the most famous and respected florists in the world. It is packed with Paula’s hints and tips and is guaranteed to inspire. Paula’s books have been translated into many languages including German, Swedish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Polish, Finnish and Spanish. The Jacqui Small editions have sold over 55,000 copies. The Colourful Creations section provides inspiration and advice on selecting and designing with flowers within a particular palette, and on the best colour combinations, while Decorating the Home guides the reader through a wonderful selection of containers and arrangements to use around the home. For special occasions, there are sections on both Flowers for Giving, covering portable arrangements that can be presented as gifts, plus full-scale floral decorations for events including birthdays, Christmas and weddings. Finally, a comprehensive Techniques section, with 24 step-by-step projects, arms readers with the skills they need to become confident flower designers, from the essential hand-tied bouquet to wiring, arranging in foam and decorating containers. Paula’s floral talents and teaching skills are in constant demand and she frequently lectures on floristry and gives live demonstrations around the world, including in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Paula has written nine best-selling books, including The New Floral Artist, Flower Innovations, Simple Flowers, Candles, Wreaths and Garlands, Classic Paula Pryke, Wedding Flowers and Flower School. She continues to take a hands-on approach at her design studio in Islington, London.