Practical and inventive ideas for all occasions and celebrations
“Jane Means shows us how to transform even an ordinary gift into something sensational.” – Kirstie Allsopp
Giftwrapped is both an inspirational visual feast and an expert masterclass for wrapping everything from a champagne bottle to awkward shapes using all manner of gift boxes, paper, fabric and many wonderful decorative elements
‘The Material World’ provides indispensable advice on choosing the right materials for your wrapping, from papers, card and flexible wraps to ribbons, trims and embellishments. Here, moodboards guide you through various groups of giftwrapping materials, such as Pastels, Vibrants, Earth and Monochrome.
In ‘The Art of Wrapping’ you’ll find colourful groupings of gifts that highlight themes under the headings of Country, Recycled, Vintage and Glamour. Next, you’ll learn the core skills needed to perfectly wrap everything from a simple box to a couture-style present with clever Japanese paper pleating, as well as make bespoke gift bags and envelopes.
Throughout are insider tips from Jane Means, gleaned from her years as an expert ‘Giftwrap Guru’ for Fortnum & Mason in London and several international couture fashion houses. Learn how to deal with a circular tin; how to join sheets of paper for large gifts; how to present a magazine subscription or create a hand-tied bouquet; and become an expert at wrapping a perfect hamper.
A beautiful ‘Art of Tying’ section provides the know-how for tying simple, corner, crossover and spiked bows, in addition to demonstrating how different types of ribbons work on a wide variety of gifts. Labelling ideas are also included.
As well as hundreds of wrapping ideas, Giftwrapped is overflowing with fabulous finishing touches that make all the difference between a gift given in haste and a gift carefully crafted and given with love.
Jane Means is passionate about giftwrapping. Her work as a professional giftwrapper to many high-end clients, including British royalty, Harrods, American Express and several couture fashion houses, as well as various celebrities (though her lips are sealed), is widely admired and often copied. Initially started from her kitchen table and built on her previous experience in floristry and a mind full of creative ideas, Jane’s ‘Giftwrap Guru’ business continues to grow. Clients travel from around the globe to attend her UK-based workshops. Jane now has a dedicated team and designs her own ribbon collections, which are featured regularly in the press and are sold online. Her signature ribbons can be found in stores including London’s Liberty and Fortnum & Mason. Based in London and Lincoln, Jane runs private courses in homes and workplaces. The book was photographed in the grounds of the Lord Rothschild-owned Clifton Nurseries, in Maida Vale, West London, where Jane regularly hosts events.
Simon Brown is a leading lifestyle photographer who is much in demand. His work is featured regularly in World of Interiors, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Architectural Digest and Vogue, and his portraiture, still life and architecture photographs have been published throughout the world.
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