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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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Gill McGregor's Contemporary Flower Arranging book - How to - Wire Manipulation

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

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.

Published by: Gill McGregor College Publishers
Date published: May 2015
Edition: 1st Edition
Available in Paperback

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.
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.

"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.

As a NAFAS National Flower Arranging Teacher, a Qualified Floristry Teacher and NAFAS 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 - £9.99 + postage see below.

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We send our books through the Royal Mail postal service who have proved themselves able to succesfully transport our books to our readers in many different parts of the world. The types of service available varies dependent on what 'local' services are available in the different parts of the world with these services broken down as follows:


Untracked: (Airmail) where the package is sent without tracking or signing, and no compensation for non delivery. This service is the lowest cost option and has 100% success, so far, for book delivery around the world. Typical 4 to 7 days - the longest was to South Africa - 32 days! Is normal.

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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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