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Printed Pattern: Printing by Hand from Potato Prints to Silkscreen [Paperback]

Rebecca Drury , Yvonne Drury
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15 Aug 2010
This is a practical handbook on how to develop and use patterns on a wide range of domestic items, including 15-20 inspirational and adaptable projects. The book shows how to select concepts, gives suggestions for choosing ideas and pulling themes together and teaches how to develop whole 'looks' for interior spaces starting with mood boards or sketchbooks. There is guidance on colours and selecting your palette as well as how to develop motifs and patterns and looking at layout and composition ideas. Various surface decoration techniques such as stencils, applique and screenprinting are also discussed. Finally, there are suggestions on how readers can develop and use their own designs and patterns. Techniques for printing onto a range of surfaces are included, from fabric and stationery to furniture, wallpaper and painted surfaces. Screenprinting is used for cushions, curtains, blinds, placemats, table runners, wallpaper and so on. Stencil techniques are described for use on floors, walls, furniture, fabrics and other soft furnishings. And applique and mixed media ideas for decorating wall panels, cushions and general soft furnishings are also given. All in all, this is an excellent introduction to designing and using your own patterns and motifs in a creative way. The preface is written by Clare Barrett, editor of 'Grand Designs' Magazine.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (15 Aug 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408106256
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408106259
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 20.8 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mother and daughter team Yvonne and Rebecca Drury make up the company known as MissPrint. Their work has been featured at Origin, they have developed a range of stationery for WH Smith and they have been shortlisted for one of the Hidden Art Awards. They are a bright and energetic duo whose work is rapidly winning acclaim.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Little Content 27 Oct 2010
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I thought this book would be special because the designs by these authors are fabulous. However it was incredibly basic with no technical help whatsoever. It wouldn't even be good for a beginner because it doesn't give enough help about products. For example, it says just go to the shops and choose from the paints available in the market. If only it was that easy! The instructions were also vague and not detailed enough. If you are starting out printing, get Printing by Hand by Lena Corwin which I bought a year ago and it explains paints, fabrics, silk screen meshes etc etc which this book certainly doesn't. If you have a fair amount of experience printing on fabric go elsewhere!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Such an inspirational book 5 Nov 2010
This is a really nicely presented book that is full of gorgeous designs and is beautifully illustrated throughout. It has been well written and gives you all the information you need to start printing and is very easy to understand. All the techniques (ranging from potato printing, rubberstamp, lino, block and screen printing...) are thoroughly explained throughout therefore making the book suitable for both beginners and more experienced people. The book also includes some very handy stencils to use and a wallet to keep them in at the back of the book. There is also a comprehensive list of stockists at the back that is very useful. I have definitely advanced throughout this book, and I cant wait to explore the next chapter! Don't want to put it down! It has filled me with inspiration and given me so many ideas and has really allowed me to put me personal touch on things. This book will be used again and again by both adults and children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners 5 Nov 2010
By SamDean
I got this as a present and I think its great, its not over crammed with boring information and its straight to the point (unlike other stuff which you have to study for ages). Being an amateur at printing, I found this a good book for anyone who would like to 'see' how it's done and get on with it right away. It's got step by step pictures so you know you're doing it right and tips to help you further your own ideas, it also gives you your own prints at the end! Really recommend this as the designs are great and it's packed with loads of inspirational pictures.
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