book: printed pattern

by kath_red on 18/12/2010

in Paper+Mixed Media, Resources

Printed Pattern: Printing by Hand from Potato Prints to Silkscreen by Rebecca Drury. A & C Black Publishers Ltd (2010)

Mother and daughter team, Yvonne and Rebecca Drury, produce their own wallpaper range, inspired by midcentury design, they first draw their designs by hand and touch them up with Illustrator, before they are printed on low-impact paper with non-toxic dyes. They have simplified their process for the home print-maker, and take the reader through step-by-step showing how to create the design through to various printing techniques and running repeats.

This book is beautifully laid out, photographed and written, with inspiring simple designs, interesting ideas and fun techniques. Print onto ribbon with your own hand-made rubber stamps, print a border design on your pants with a lino-print, make your own wall-paper with vintage wood-block prints, or screen-print your own fabric to create unique upholstery covers for your couch!

With some beautiful templates in the back of the book, this book is not only a great resource of printing techniques, but a lovely design source as well!

[PS. this book is not yet available in the US, however you can purchase it online from Amazon UK, and in Australian it is distributed through Allen and Unwin You can get more a glimpse inside this book here. The authors Yvonne and Rebecca Drury are a mother and daughter team you can find out more from their website MissPrint. ]

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