Learning to Work With Silk Flowers

On February 11, 2011, in Hydrangeas, by lesley

Even experienced florists need to learn the best ways to handle silk flowers. Although you don’t need to prepare them as you do ‘real’ flowers, it is important to know how best to cut the stems, how to keep them clean, how to work with the various fixatives, ahat best to arrange them in, and a whole load of other things.
There’s also the question of what to buy. ‘Real touch’ flowers are advertised everywhere. Are they really touchable? Some european makes sell for a great deal more than others – why?

The answers to a lot of these questions can be found in books on the subject, and since amazon makes it really easy to do, Ive put together a collection of some of the best. If you don’t feel you can treat yourself right now, how about adding them to your wishlist for Mother’s Day?

Of course books may not be your thing, though they have the advantage you can sit and read them at your leisure. If you prefer video, there are lots and lots available on youtube, just type in ‘silk flowers’.

But before you can do any of those things, you need a good source of silk hydrangeas. If you’re like me and don’t live close to a craft shop where you can choose for yourself, these may be just what you need, once again available everywhere, through amazon.

 

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