An inspirational handbook showing you how to use pattern and printing techniques to enhance your home.
This practical handbook shows how to develop and use patterns on a wide range of domestic items, featuring many inspirational and adaptable projects. The book shows how to choose a concept, pull your themes together and develop a whole 'look' for interior spaces, starting with mood boards or sketchbooks.
There is guidance on selecting your colour palette, developing motifs and patterns as well as layout and composition ideas. Surface decoration techniques such as stencils, applique and screenprinting are also discussed plus suggestions on how to develop and use your own designs and patterns.
A wide variety of printing techniques are presented: screenprinting is used for cushions, curtains, blinds, placemats, table runners, wallpaper; stencilling is used on floors, walls, furniture, fabrics and other soft furnishings; and applique and mixed media are employed to decorate wall panels, cushions and general soft furnishings. The projects are illustrated with step by step sequences.
In additon, there is a broad overview of other artists such as Orla Kiely, Marimekko and historic influences such as William Morris. This is an excellent introduction to designing and using patterns and motifs creatively in the home.
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 have been shortlisted for one of the Hidden Art Awards. They are a bright and energetic duo whose work is rapidly winning acclaim.