Giveaway: The Printed Pattern

Giveaway Winner – #7 Debi Ziemer of Louisville, KY

Today’s book review and giveaway is for The Printed Pattern – Techniques and Projects for Inspiring Printmaking and Surface Design by mother and daughter team, Rebecca and Yvonne Drury whose line of wallpapers, printed fabrics, lampshades, and furniture have been featured in publications around the globe from The New York Times to Elle Decoration.

The Printed Pattern
The Printed Pattern

This is a great basic book of principles of stamping and printing patterns on paper, fabric and more.

This mother/daughter team takes the reader step-by-step on creating original stamp, stencil, and screen designs. They begin by teaching how to create mood boards, color schemes, and how to experiment with composition and scale for effective design.

The Relief chapter includes potato, lino, rubber eraser, rubber stamp, and vintage woodblock printing. They also cover stencil and four different screen printing techniques. The back of the book includes templates of their designs to be used for making stencils.

Carving your eraser for printing
Carving your eraser for printing

Each process is explained in detail with pictures and tips on working with different materials. The layout of the book is easy on the eyes, which isn’t always the case with some of the artsy books these days.

If you’ve been deep into stamping and printing on fabric, you already know most of what is in this book. However, if you have been wanting to dive into printing on fabric, this is a great introduction to the art.

Now for the giveaway. This giveaway is open to ANYONE. However,  due to shipping costs winners from out of the United States would need to pay the shipping over what it would cost for me to send it in the States. To enter all you need to do is comment on this post on my blog and be sure you leave your email address for me to contact you. I will draw the winner by using The deadline to enter is Wednesday, March 30 at 8 am Central Standard Time. If you don’t win, you can purchase this book Here. This is another wonderful craft book from Interweave Press. Good Luck!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own. I was under no obligation to offer a positive review and received no monetary compensation. The giveaway prize being offered is the review copy I received.