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Flower pounding is a simple, traditional technique for transferring leaf and flower patterns, colors and shapes to cloth. This popular technique can be done instantly by even novice crafters and requires no expensive equipment or materials. This book, by the author of the bestselling craft title Natural Dyes, explains basic methods and techniques from plant samples to fabric to how to secure the materials and how to apply enough force with a household hammer to give depth and dimension to your work. The book also explains extension exercises in leaf printing, appliqu? and flower trapping and how to add further detail using embroidery or quilting to create spectacular one-of-a-kind original work.