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Welcome to the British Academy of Floral Art’s online level 2 Handtied unit

The Academy has supported students and developed courses with its highly qualified teaching team for over 12 years. With this unit, we bring together our wealth of experience which we share with you, to explore your inner creativity or start to create an excellent Floristry business.

The versatility of hand-tied designs is so great we have created a series of over 30 films for you to watch ranging from gift presentation, environmentally focused designs, funerals to wedding bouquets; this is the complete package. You will be supported by tutorials, handouts, underpinning knowledge films, online classes, or a combination of all depending on your chosen route.

Each film features one of our two esteemed directors Julie Collins or Tina Parkes, who will demonstrate step-by-step each hand-tied, explaining the processes and theory as they reveal to you each beautiful design. We want you to develop and enhance your skills and techniques as you access and practice the designs, gaining speed, knowledge and commercial understanding.

The films are in numerical order and can be watched in sequence, or you can follow the tutors recommended order and buying list which will be emailed to you.

You will receive an email explaining how to book your tutorials and access the handouts. Our lead tutor for this course is Kathryn Delve NDF (level 4), AIFD. She has been a key part of the Academy teaching team for over six years and has been instrumental in developing the Bristol classes. Her openness to share and her passion for teaching and flowers makes her perfect for leading this course. Your welcome email will include:

  • Flower and sundry list
  • Suggested day-to-day timetable for the course with flowers needed for each design
  • Hand-out links
  • Conditioning flower tips

To fully complete this unit and received a certificate of competition you will be allocated 10 designs to make, photograph and email to your tutor to assessed, you will need to have achieved a pass of all 10 designs to gain a certificate.  You tutor will be Kathryn Delve and her contact details for emailing pictures of your designs is

We hope you have a great course.

001 Conditioning

002 Plant Biology

003 Making Bows

004 Preparing stems

005 Spiralling

006 Making a Bouquet

007 Bouquet Tying

008 Gift wrapping

009 Vase Designs

010 Grid Method

011 Chicken Wire

012 Tied Sheaf

013 Plant Wrap

014 Single Rose

015 Cone Wrap

016 Cone Wrap Alternative

017 Wreath

018 Flat Pack Bouquet

019 Large Bouquet

020 Heart Bouquet

021 Hand Tied with a Frame

022 Calla Lily Bouquet

023 Hand Tied Shower

024 Decorating Eco Vase

025 Front facing hand tied

026 Bridal Bouquet

027 Bridal Bouquet Foliage first

028 Julie’s Tying Method

029 Group Tied Posy

030 Loose Outline

031 Vertical

032 Gift Wrap Plant

033 Wrapping tied posy