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Paper to Petal: 75 Whimsical Paper Flowers to Craft by Hand

Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell
Potter Craft
Publication Date: 
978 -0-385-34505-7

Decorated boards, 256 p., $24.99.

Thuss and Farrell are a husband-and-wife team heading a photography and design firm. Together they have produced a gorgeous book lavishly describing and picturing 75 different flower arrangements. If anything would encourage you to embark on this craft, it would be their wonderful photographs and then the extremely detailed instructions on how to assemble these beauties. Following full-page pictures of the 75 designs are details on materials used, skills needed, and finally step-by-step instructions on how to assemble each design. Templates for all of the parts of the flowers are included at the end of the book. The names given to each project are charming and the how-to descriptions make it seem as if a beginner could produce these wonderful floral displays. Even if you never fold or paint a single piece of paper, you will enjoy this book for its innovative ideas and beautiful illustrations.
— Joan Richards, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden