The Crafted Garden is the second book by exceptional new talent, Louise Curley, who shares her passion for natural garden craft with a wider audience. These fifty novel and attractive projects and techniques will give everyone a chance to feel clever about their creativity, as they transform twigs, sprigs, berries and stems into baubles, bunches, decorations and works of art. These are projects for indoors and out, arranged by the season, with galleries of projects to inspire, step by steps projects to copy and technique masterclasses to help readers develop their own skills.The Crafted Garden is about bringing the outdoors in and being inspired by nature. It’s about recapturing the joy of making daisy chains, of nature tables of foraged finds as an antidote to modern life.
This book relies on home-grown and foraged plant material to open up the imagination and capture seasonality, whether that’s to add a touch of individuality to a dinner party or for making the perfect housewarming gift. Reuse, recycle recreate are the ideas behind each project.LOUISE CURLEY has a growing audience through her widely read blog, https://wellywoman.wordpress.com and features in Gardeners’ World, Grow Your Own, Garden Answers and the Guardian. Her first book, The Cut Flower Patch, has received many plaudits, been translated across Europe, and this second combination of Louise's inspiration and Jason Ingram's photography makes a compelling and giftable package. Crafting projects using garden gatherings is an increasingly popular area of interest, as people extend from grow-your-own to make-your-own. The green credentials of this book, as with The Cut Flower Patch, will be self-evident.
JASON INGRAM is an award-winning garden and food photographer who photographs plants, gardens and people for magazines and books. His previous published work with Frances Lincoln includes Kitchen Garden Experts, One Pot Gourmet Gardener and The Cut Flower Patch. Jason was judged Photographer of the Year by the Garden Media Guild in 2013 and 2014.
Trained horticulturist LOUISE CURLEY writes for the Guardian newspaper, Grow Your Own, The Simple Things and Gardens Illustrated magazines. She started her Wellywoman blog in 2011 and was a finalist in the 'best blog' category at the Garden Media Guild Awards in 2012. She gardens organically and has kept an allotment for four years on which she grows all her cut flowers.
"A sweet present for a green-fingered friend or relative."
“Bring the beauty of the outdoors in with a showcase of the most elegant decorations influenced by seasonal flowers and seeds. €¦ you’ll never be stuck for an excuse to entertain, delight or just be inspired.”
"this is a seductive guide to bringing plants and nature indoors in 50 delightful craft projects, spanning the seasons."
"Thanks to Jason Ingram's photography and Louise Curley's detailed instructions, these craft ideas look amazing and achievable."
"Louise Curley's fresh and lovely craft projects are inspired by the natural world and look like decorations adorning a fairy castle. Using leaves, flowers and branches from the garden she transforms them into wreaths, miniature flower displays and gift tags, all of which can be replanted or composed when you're done with them."
“Bring the beauty of the outdoors in with a showcase of the most elegant decorations influenced by seasonal flowers and seeds. … you’ll never be stuck for an excuse to entertain, delight or just be inspired.”