Crafts & Hobbies - Nature Crafts

Leafworks: New Ideas in Pressed Leaves and Flowers

The art of pressing leaves and flowers is brought exuberantly to life in this glorious guide from leading flower artist Jennie Ashmore.

Jennie Ashmore’s simple instructions and stunning artworks (many step-by-step) demonstrate how to collect, place, press, and embellish a variety of natural materials, to create unique works of art with a strong sense of time and place.

Following the success of her previous book, Ashmore continues to push the boundaries of this classic but sometimes overlooked art form, with a contemporary focus on a wider range of plants (often from a specific or local place); designing within different shapes, such as circles; working with seasonal color; and experimental work with rubbings (using pressed material to making rubbings), collage (using paper with leaves as mixed media), collagraphs, and using plant material to make inks.

About The Author

Jennie Ashmore studied painting and printmaking at Exeter College of Art and for many years taught art in schools and worked in environmental education, conservation, and gardening. Her work has always concerned the natural world, and she has always had a strong interest in surface texture, pattern, and geometry. She teaches workshops and sells her work. She is based in Galloway, Scotland.

  • Publish Date: September 12, 2023
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies - Nature Crafts
  • Publisher: Batsford
  • Trim Size: 9-4/5 x 9-4/5
  • Pages: 144
  • US Price: $24.95
  • CDN Price: $33.50
  • ISBN: 978-1-84994-777-0

Author Bookshelf: Jennie Ashmore