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Giftwrapped by Jane Means

Author...  Jane Means
Photography By...  Simon Brown
Publisher...  Jacqui Small
Release date...  November, 2014
Price...  £20.00
About the author... 

Jane Means is a professional gift wrapper to many high end clients, including British Royalty, Harrods, American Express and several high end couture fashion houses as well as various celebrities. Jane is known as Britain's gift wrapping expert and runs a gift wrapping school up and down the country, appearing on television and featuring in many glossy magazines and national newspapers.

She also designs her own ribbon collections and decorations, which are featured regularly in the press and are sold online and wholesale.

My Review... 

'Giftwrapped, Practical and inventive ideas for all occasions' is a beautiful hardback book that is both an inspirational visual feast and an expert masterclass for wrapping everything from a champagne bottle to awkward shapes

The book is split into five chapters, after an introduction it starts with "The Material World" where Jane share with you her vast knowledge about wrapping paper, flexible wrappings, ribbons and trims and embellishments. This is followed by lovely inspirational mood boards from pretty pastels to brights, Earthy tones to monochrome.

Chapter two, titled "The Art of Wrapping" is where Jane shows you how to wrap simple boxes, roof style boxes, add stylish pleats to your wrapping, wrap using two different styled papers and how to line a box with tissue paper to enhance our gifts. Jane follows this up by sharing how to wrap awkward shapes with ease and style from circular tins to bottles.

From there we go on to chapter three "The Art of Tying", where Jane shows us how to tie all kinds of bows from simple bows to crossover bows, corner bows to beautiful tailored bows and flamboyant bush bows. Also included in this section is some great inspirational labelling and tag ideas.

In chapter 4 "Special Occasions" Jane shares some beautiful wrapped gifts for Festive occasions, Gentlemen, ladies, children and wedding favours and gifts.

Chapter five, "Tools and Equipment" covers all you need to know about arming yourself with a basic tool kit so you can recreate all the projects in the book.

At a recommended retail price of £20.00, it is a great inspirational yet practical book that I think you will use time and time again so that your gifts are always beautifully presented in a thoughtful manner!

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