Imagine impressing your friends and family with bespoke wrapping paper that comes straight off your home printer! The Crafter's Guide to Patterns includes 20 free motifs and also shows you how to create a pattern out of virtually any image. Whether designing your own wall stencil, or hand-printing one of the supplied motifs onto your greeting cards and cushion covers, this book gives you all the information you need.
In The Crafter's Guide to Patterns step-by-step tutorials show the reader how to design well-constructed patterns by hand, while interviews with other crafters pepper the book offering advice on using their patterns and thereby equipping readers with all the skills they need to unleash their creativity. Galleries with patterns applied to a range of objects provide a wealth of inspiration and ideas to the reader. 20 motifs are printed in the back of the book and are also available to download so that readers can adapt and use these to create their own patterns.
The practical advice in this book is aimed at the large readership of creative crafters who are brimming with image ideas, but are unfamiliar with the skills needed to turn those images into gorgeous patterns. The Crafter's Guide to Patterns covers everything from choosing motifs and colours to creating a range of different patterns, whether borders or full scale repeats. Once you've got through the design basics, the book goes on to show you how your patterns can be applied on everything from fabric (think bespoke table runners) to stationery, gift wrap, and stencils!
Jessica Swift is a full-time artist, pattern designer, and author based in Portland, Oregon. Her patterns have been licensed by a variety of companies for fabric, stationery, rugs and much more. Jessica co-authored her first book last year and has also contributed to a number of books on pattern design, lettering, and the creative industry. She also shares her ideas, inspirations, and patterns on her website www.jessicaswift.com.