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Gill McGregor - Floristry and Flower Arranging

Courses and Workshops for Floristry, Flower Arranging, Professional and Traditional Crafts

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Flower Arranging Books - Living Vases¸ Screens & Structures - by Gill McGregor

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With a contemporary flower arranging video style these floral art video lessons will give you ideas to develop your floral art skills and a taste, in about 15 minutes, of just what a lesson is like in one of Gill's classes.

Flower Arranging Video lessons are often added following popular requests we have at shows and from emails

If you enjoyed watching this video just imagine how much you can learn - and create - in one whole day attending one of Gill's courses!

When it comes to teaching we offer different options to flower arrangers from one to one tuition through to running workshops at your club - for more information take a look at our next flower arranging course

If you would like to run your own floristry business and are thinking of turning your passion with flowers into a business then take a look at our floristry courses

If you are unsure on the best way to proceed, Gill is always happy to speak with you to discuss your options

Just imagine you are in my class

 

I enjoy watching my students learn and to see their standard of design and creation improve as the courses progress.

 

I teach, through popular demand, leaf manipulation as a course - and plaiting palm leaves is high on the 'need to know' list of Contemporary Flower Arrangers.

 

If you enjoyed watching one of my free video lessons and go on to create one of the designs for yourself

Contemporary Flower Arranging - A video showing you how to create a contemporary floral design
Flower Arranging Lesson 2
Designed and Created by: Gill McGregor

 

I will add to my video lessons file so that you have a growing free resource to use.

 

You can see all the different floral art techniques used in contemporary floral design in my book "50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Design"

 

Overseas: If you purchase books from outside of the UK and Northern Ireland, you will need to pay additional postage - see the different international pages; Republic of Ireland, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia & NZ, and other areas are possible by checking the Zone map

 

 

We also offer a range of courses for the experienced florists, flower arrangers and craftspeople wishing to learn new skills and techniques for their own professional development. We are all about concentrated learning programmes because we know you are busy people and want to get going as quickly as possible.


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6 different flower arranging books to choose from


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Flower arranging book - 50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Design    Booklet 1,     Booklet 2,      50 Techniques,     Wire Manipulation,     Festive Winter

Flower Arranging Books '50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Designs'

Seventy different floral designs of distinction were created and photographed to visually illustrate the “50 Techniques used in Contemporary Floral Design”.

With Gill's expertise in floral design she explored the definitions used by both NAFAS and the florist industry and used her floral design expertise to create designs that depict Gill's interpretation. 

A flower arranging and floristry book written for experienced flower arrangers and florists and as a learning resource for students studying Contemporary floral design.

By simply 'thumbing' through the pages you can look through the 70 different designs created for the book to perhaps become inspired to use a technique in your next design that gives it even more distinction.

Otherwise step through the alphabetical ordering of the book and thereby use it as a visual reference to identify what a technique looks like when used in a design.

 

This book also includes photographic ideas of structures and containers which can be self made some of which are featured in Gill’s previously written “Contemporary Floral Design Ideas and Techniques” Booklets: six are from Booklet-2 and one is featured in Booklet-1. The Booklets provide colour photography of the completed design and a written description as to how it can be made.


For the self made containers a collection of photographs are provided to further show the construction methods and are again supported by a comprehensive written description as to how they can be made.

As an experienced Flower Arranging Teacher, Floristry Teacher and Flower Arranging Demonstrator Gill McGregor has specialised in Contemporary Floral Design and knows how important it is to include Contemporary techniques within floral designs to create Floral Designs with distinction.

"50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Designs" £9.99 with £1.50 (UK) P&P

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"50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Designs".
ISBN 978-0-9929332-0-3. Full colour photography and supporting text, A5 portrait, 56 pages including covers.

 

for flower arrangers and florists - and those interested in Contemporary Floral Design -  a new - 'How to make' - book by Gill McGregor
 - How to..  Contemporary Floral Design - Wire Manipulation.
ISBN 978-0-9929332-1-0    Booklet 1,     Booklet 2,      50 Techniques,     Wire Manipulation,     Festive Winter

Contemporary Floral design - Wire Manipulation

Flower Arranging Books by Gill McGregor

When Gill first started creating floral designs – the use of wire was only considered to be suitable for support, anchorage and control. Wires were often hidden; external wires were taped and copper frames mossed.

Now with so many decorative wires available their uses have increased and are now often used to aid distinction, create visible supporting frameworks, and to enhance the look of a vase or a flower.


Many contemporary techniques require the use of wire and with so many attractive wires available Gill shows you how wire can now be used often to add visible enhancement; banding, binding, bundling, caging, clamping, clustering, cupping, framing, inter connecting, knotting, laminating, looping, mossing, pipping, plaiting, radiating, sculpturing, spiralling, stitching, structure construction, threading, veiling, weaving, winding, wrapping and of course wiring.

As a Floral Designer Gill draws upon her experiences; as a fully qualified Florist, an experienced Floristry and Flower Arranging Teacher, a fully qualified Flower Arranger, a NAFAS National Teacher and NAFAS Demonstrator and a Floral Designer who loves to explore the use of products to arrange designs with a difference.


Gill's new book on Wire Manipulation provides a host of different design ideas which require the use of wire for support, manipulation, control and of course anchorage. This ‘how to’ book explains how each design idea was constructed, what type or types of wire were used and has been developed to help inspire you to create and develop your own designs incorporating wire.

The designs include manipulation techniques, self made structures, self made frames and self made containers with both photographic and written narration to explain how each concept was constructed and what materials are needed.

For Flower Arrangers and Florists - and those interested in Contemporary Floral Design - a new - 'How to make' - book by Gill McGregor -

Over 140 photographs support more than 40 different contemporary floral designs with concise construction methods are included in this new Contemporary Floral Design ‘How to’ Wire Manipulation Book. This book is for Florists and Contemporary Flowers Arrangers to instruct, inspire and further develop design skills and techniques.

 
One of a kind - this book has been written to support the host of Contemporary wire manipulation techniques that can be applied when constructing Contemporary Floral Designs.

"Contemporary Floral design - Wire Manipulation" £9.99 + £1.50 (UK) P&P

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"How to.. Contemporary Floral Design - Wire Manipulation".
ISBN 978-0-9929332-1-0. Full colour photography and supporting text, A5 portrait, 56 pages including covers, index.

As a Floral Designer Gill draws on her experiences, as a fully qualified Florist, an experienced Floristry and Flower Arranging Teacher, a fully qualified Flower Arranger, a NAFAS National Teacher and NAFAS Demonstrator, to explore the use of products to help you to create designs with a difference.

 

Design Ideas and Techniques    Booklet 1,     Booklet 2,      50 Techniques,     Wire Manipulation,     Festive Winter

"Five days in a hotel bedroom"

Booklet-1: Flower Arranging with 15 Contemporary Floral Design Ideas and Techniques

This Booklet features 15 floral design ideas and techniques with a flavour of autumn/winter. Each suggested idea is supported with full colour photography to show the completed arrangement and comprehensive narrative to explain how the technique is implemented.

For the suggested self-made containers – colour photography provides a breakdown of how the container is made until its completion/final design and is supported by a comprehensive description of the construction process.

The focus of the materials used is that they are inexpensive; some purchased from pound shops or from regular floral wholesalers.

Booklet-1 is written for Contemporary floral designers and for those wishing to increase their floral design skills.

Each booklet has 18 internal pages showing full colour photographs and supporting text in an A5 landscape format.

As an experienced Flower Arranging and Floristry teacher and demonstrator Gill McGregor specialised in Contemporary Floral design and knows how important it is to include Contemporary ideas and techniques within floral designs to create Floral Designs with distinction.

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Booklet 1 £5.99 + 80p (UK) p&p Total £6.79

Cancer Research UK will receive £1 for each Booklet sold.

Booklet2 - Design Ideas and Techniques    Booklet 1,     Booklet 2,      50 Techniques,     Wire Manipulation,     Festive Winter

"Winning thruppence shaped my career"

Booklet-2: Flower Arranging with 18 Contemporary Floral Design Ideas and Techniques

This Booklet features 18 floral design ideas and techniques with a flavour of spring/summer. Each suggested idea is supported with full colour photography to show the completed arrangement and comprehensive narrative to explain how the technique is implemented.

For the suggested self-made containers – colour photography provides a breakdown of how the container is made until its completion/final design and is supported by a comprehensive description of the construction process.

The focus of the materials used is that they are inexpensive; some purchased from pound shops or from regular floral wholesalers.

Booklet-2 is written for Contemporary floral designers and for those wishing to increase their floral design skills.

Each booklet has 18 internal pages showing full colour photographs and supporting text in an A5 landscape format. 

As an experienced Flower Arranging and Floristry teacher and demonstrator Gill McGregor specialised in Contemporary Floral design and knows how important it is to include Contemporary ideas and techniques within floral designs to create Floral Designs with distinction.

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50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Designs 50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Designs Seventy different floral designs of distinction illustrate the 50 Techniques Book price £9.99 £1.50 P&P
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Flower Arranging Booklet1 Booklet 1 "Five days in a hotel bedroom" How to make instructions for 15 Contemporary Floral Design Ideas & Techniques £1 donated to Cancer Research UK for every booklet purchased Booklet price £5.99 80p P&P
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How to..  Contemporary Floral Design - Wire Manipulation How to..  Contemporary Floral Design - Wire Manipulation Over 40 different contemporary floral designs, supported by over 140 photographs with concise construction methods are included in this new Contemporary Floral Design ‘How to’ Wire Manipulation Book
Design Concepts for Florists and Contemporary Flower Arrangers
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50 Techniques Used in Contemporary Floral Designs Festive Winter Floral Designs - Contemporary & Traditional Flower Arranging Over 150 photographs & instructions to make over 30 different flower arranging designs Book price £9.99 £1.50 P&P
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We send our books through the Royal Mail postal service which has proved to be able to succesfully transport our books to our readers in many different parts of the world. The type of service available varies dependent on what service is available in different parts of the world and services include Tracked, Untracked, Signed only.

If you live outside of the UK, your government may ask you to pay them additional tax - sales tax, duty. In the UK the duty for books is zero rated.

The selections of books are designed to rationalise postal costs and to provide a paypal option to purchase; which you can do as either a paypal transaction or using your credit or debit card through paypal.

Postal services that are available have been calculated and made available from their respective country pages and currently include: UK & NI, Republic of Ireland, USA, Canada. We send books whereever there is a postal service - and through Royal Mail - they break the world into different Zones.

These Zones include the UK &NI (United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland)

Europe (includes the Republic of Ireland, France, Spain, Itally, etc.)

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If we haven't already listed it, then send your request for more information to books@gillmcgregor.com and we will let you know what you need to do and how much it will cost.


Postal Charges for delivery outside the UK are higher and must be paid before your book(s) can be dispatched.
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Flower Arranging Credentials

Gill has performed 100s of Floral Art demonstrations and entertained 1000s of club members at NAFAS Flower Clubs in the London and Overseas, Home Counties, East of England, Kent, BBO and Surrey Areas. A Flower arranger since the age of 11, Gill was on the adult flower arrangers, competitor’s circuit at the age of 14; winning a host of different competitions and awards. At 16 Gill performed her first Floral Art demonstration and became a qualified NAFAS Flower Arranging demonstrator in 1992. As a fully qualified Flower Arranger Gill has taught Traditional Flower Arranging and Contemporary Floral Art classes and workshops; receiving hosts of compliments for their course content and her teaching delivery. For many years Gill was a Floral Art scheme adviser for City and Guilds and wrote the current suite of C&G Level 1-3 Flower Arranging qualifications. Flower Arranging has always been Gill’s passion and she continually strives to design and develop new Floral Art Techniques and Designs for the Floral Art World.

 

Floristry Credentials

Gill McGregor NDSF is a fully qualified florist holding the Society of Floristry NDSF Diploma, equivalent to the current Level 5 C&G Floristry qualification, a fully qualified Further Education (FE) teacher and the holder of the Certificate of Education. Gill's expertise for developing courses is achieved through her vast experiences; in the management of thriving retail floristry businesses in London for 12 years, running a floral and balloon decorating business specialising in wedding designs and decor and participating in wedding fashion shows. As Gill’s passion and enthusiasm for teaching developed Gill successfully grew and headed up an OFSTED Grade 1 Floristry department in a specialist FE College for many years.
Heavily involved in the promotion of the Florist industry Gill participated in the writing of City and Guilds Floristry qualifications for over 20 years and has demonstrated Floristry skills and techniques at eminent Floristry shows in the UK, Essen, Paris and Kansas. Gill received the prestigious City and Guilds silver medal (highest accolade) for her achievement in the Level 4 Floristry Business Procedures qualification in the UK. Over the years Gill has taught 100s of Floristry students with many running successful businesses in London and the Home Counties.

 

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