Local craft designer, Hannah Read-Baldrey, is on a mission to bring Flower Power to everyone in her new book FlowerBomb!.

Hannah’s love for flowers goes back as far as she can remember and her idea behind FlowerBomb! is ’to create a decorative explosion of beautiful flowers across your home and life to bring floral joy to your world’. With catwalks and high-street shops brimming with florals, it’s a timely release that will inspire new and experienced crafters alike.

Hannah brings out the beauty of flowers through various crafts including papercraft, embroidery, stencilling, sugarcraft, clay craft, felting, weaving, sewing and crochet. The book features 25 projects divided into three chapters: Floral Home, Flower Fiesta and Floral Fashionista.

Projects for the home range from a woven aster wall hanging and a painted flora teapot, to scented candles and flower bath bombs for relaxing nights in. In chapter two, Hannah, who is a professional stylist, shows how to add floral touches to parties and occasions with a flower garland, a giant paper peony and a showstopper cake with sugarcraft roses and carnations. Finally, the Floral Fashionista chapter is packed with ideas for creating a handmade floral style such as adding sequined flowers to a bomber jacket, making a frozen floral phone case and a daisy chain necklace.

Whether you’re looking to add some floral fancy to your home, some bold blooms to your street style, or some serious flower wow-factor to your next fiesta, let your creativity blossom with these gorgeous flower-inspired makes.

Hannah grew up on Camberwell Grove – where her parents still live – and attended Alleyn’s School before doing an Art Foundation degree at Camberwell School of Art. She now lives in Nunhead with her husband and son, and has a new baby on the way this Spring.

Published by Pavilion, 1 February 2018

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