This video is full of information and techniques on making the most beautiful and life-like flowers made with gumpaste! Spark your imagination and start off on a worthwhile artistry in the field of flower craft and cake decorating.This material is designed for more experienced flower designers and stylists. It include instructions on making pansy, open rose, Cattleya orchid, moth orchid, water lily and Rubrum Lily. Plus step-by-step instructions on how to make your own silicone leaf veiner. All the tools and equipment required are also covered in this video.
Fine Woodworking Video Workshop Series - Dovetail Techniques
Manufacturer: Taunton Press
Learn dovetail techniques from a pro. Veteran furniture maker Stephen Hammer demonstrates five techniques every woodworker needs to know in Fine Woodworkingâ€™s Dovetails DVD. Watch an expert at work. This instructional video shows you how to use hand and power tools to make handsome, tight-fitting joints quickly and accurately. It also takes you step by step through the process of laying out, cutting, and assembling intricate dovetails. Master the art and craft of five dovetails. In about a half hour, you will be introduced to five different techniques for building joinery that is solid and strong, including: Easier through-dovetailsHalf-blind dovetails in half the timeDecorative through-dovetailsCurved through-dovetailsCurved half-blind dovetails Turning good craftsmen into great ones. Dovetails is a must for woodworkers who want to refine their skills and build furniture thatâ€™s beautiful and stands the test of time.
Advice from expert gardeners on planting, soil, propagating, climate, Latin names and more.
Four gardening professionals show and tell all there is to know about perennial plants:
Michael grew up in the West Country of England in a family of dedicated gardeners. He now designs and consults extensively throughout the West Coast. His own Sonoma Mountain garden is a wonderful California hybrid of the traditional English style, including mass plantings of shrub roses, perennials, and a wildflower meadow.
Sarah is a lifelong gardener. With frequent trips to England, over a 15 year span, Sarah has introduced many unusual perennials to the U.S. She established the original Smith &Hawken nursery in Mill Valley and still consults for them, and others. Her coastal garden and retail nursery is an hour north of San Francisco.
Daria &Bruce Shanks:
Both Bruce and Daria got their horticultural start in the retail nursery business. In Daria's case, starting at age 13. Later, Bruce focused on landscape design, and installation. They now own and operate Cottage Garden Growers of Petaluma, a 2 acre nursery specializing in perennial plants.